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Kinky Friedman Musician Profile

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Fee Range: Call for Booking Fee

Travels From:Nashville, TN

Available For: Private Performances, Speaking Engagements, Moderated Q&A’s, Keynote Speeches, Endorsements, VIP Meet & Greets & Music Festivals

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Kinky Friedman Biography

Kinky Friedman was born November 1, 1944 and is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain.  He was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 ...

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Kinky Friedman was born November 1, 1944 and is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain.  He was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for the office of Governor of Texas.  Receiving 12.6% of the vote, Friedman placed fourth in the six-person race.

Friedman formed his first band, King Arthur & The Carrots, while a student at the University of Texas at Austin. The band, which poked fun at surf music, recorded only one single in 1966 (“Schwinn 24/Beach Party Boo Boo”).

By 1971, Friedman had formed his second band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, which many took to be a play on the name of the famous band Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. In keeping with the band’s satirical nature, each member had a comical name: in addition to Kinky there was Little Jewford, Big Nig, Panama Red, Wichita Culpepper, Sky Cap Adams, Rainbow Colours, and Snakebite.  Friedman’s father objected to the name of the band, calling it a “negative, hostile, peculiar thing”, which gave Kinky even more reason to choose the name.

Friedman was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in October 1976.

Friedman claims to have been the first full-blooded Jew to take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.

In February 2007, Sustain Records released a compilation of the songs of Kinky Friedman sung by other artists called Why the Hell Not… The compilation includes contributions by Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and Kelly Willis.

On April 27, 2011 Friedman launched his Springtime For Kinky Tour  which includes dates in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky before heading towards the east coast. This will be followed by a tour of Australia with Van Dyke Parks.

On July 20, 2007, Friedman hosted the “Concert to Save Town Lake” to honor the memory of Lady Bird Johnson and her efforts to protect and preserve the shores of Town Lake in Austin, Texas.

 



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CountryMusicBookingAgency.com assists groups seeking to hire talent like Kinky Friedman for private performances, speaking engagements, music festivals, meet & greets, conventions and corporate appearances. Our country booking agency does not claim to exclusively represent Kinky Friedman. Our booking agency can help with finding a country music artist that aligns with your upcoming event date, budget, audience and location. When an organization requests booking details for a musician like Kinky Friedman, we work with the client to make sure the date does not interfere with the requested speakers schedule. We confirm the talent fee based on the details of the request. Fee ranges listed on the musician’s profile are rough estimates based on the previous market rate for the talent. Our booking agents works direct with Kinky Friedman's agent, manager or assistant on the booking request. For companies interested in hiring Kinky Friedman, we recommend filling out the booking request form so our talent agents can help make your next event a success.