Kinky Friedman CD Bash, benefiting Meals on Wheels and Utopia Animal Rescue

Texas Legend celebrated the release of his new CD and 71st birthday, by throwing a big bash in Cowtown with some of his celebrity friends, to benefit two great causes!

 

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Kinky Friedman performs his classic songs at his CD Release Bash

Ft. Worth, Texas, December 20, 2015: Legendary Balladeer, Author, Political Candidate and Humorist, KINKY FRIEDMAN, has released his first CD in 40 years! The Kinky Friedman CD Release/Birthday Bash was held on December 10, 2015 at River Ranch (Stockyards) in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Proceeds benefited Metroport Meals on Wheels, (Tarrant, Denton, and Wise Counties) and Utopia Animal Rescue, founded by Kinky Friedman.

The new CD, ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met’ has gotten rave reviews (Rolling Stone Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, to name a few), made the music charts, and landed Kinky a National Tour!

Over 100 guests filled the rustic, Western style venue for a bar-b-que buffett, Hosted bar, and a dynamic show which started with a special performance by Grammy winner, BJ Thomas. Mr. Thomas took to the stage and performed such classics as, ‘Hooked on a Feeling’, ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head’ and ‘Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song’. He had the audience mesmerized.

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Kinky Friedman, Lennie Sorenson Cobb (Entertainment Sponsor), BJ Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, and Dan Hogan

Legendary Comedian and star of the TV variety show, ‘Laugh IN’, Ruth Buzzi, took to the stage (a couple of times) to give a few funny remarks and then to sing, in a one of a kind rendition- ‘Happy Birthday’ to her friend of many years.

The Man In Black, to the stage in the finale and performed a few of his fan favorites. Most notabely, ‘Ride ‘Em Jewboy’, which was revealed to be the song, Nelson Mandela played repeatedly during his years on imprisonment. The audience was glued to the stage as Kinky sung songs and told stories about his journey.

A beautiful guitar autographed by Kinky’s friend, Willie Nelson, sold on the auction almost instantly.

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Congratulation, John Awenenti for bieing the highest bidder for the guitar, autographed by Willie Nelson.

After the show, guests gathered at the signing table, as Kinky personally signed everyone’s CD, ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met’.

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Kinky, BJ Thomas, Nicole Barrett (Chairperson), Ruth Buzzi, and Teri Sullivan

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Lennie Sorenson Cobb and David Cook, Author and Owner of Eagles Canyon Raceway

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Chuck and Barbara Bearden, Co- Chairs

 

 

 

 

Talk Show Host, Nicole Barrett, served as Event Chairperson, with Co-Chairs, Chuck and Barbara Bearden. Entertainment Sponsor was Lennie Sorenson Cobb (PanioloRecords.com ), and Special Thanks to Kent Perkins and Ruth Buzzi, David Cook, Eagles Canyon Raceway, and Rick and Melody Rogers.

 

Photos by: Backroadsvanner.com

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