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Kinky Friedman's Inaugural Wine Social, Special guest Nicholas Barron- 3/30

6:00 pm Doors / 8:00 pm Start

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WNUR Welcomes Kinky Friedman's Inaugural Wine Social

Yes, the Kinkster is going global again in 2013. In April, Kinky will be visiting the UK, Scandinavia, Holland, Belgium and all points European, before heading straight down under for a full tour of Australia and New Zealand. And why, you say, has the Jewish Troubadour (and governor of the heart of Texas) bitten off such a sizable chunk of the planet?

It’s because he’s both energized and excited about all things Kinky, one of the most exciting being his new book written with Willie Nelson, ‘Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die,‘ which has been in the New York Times Top Ten Best Sellers since before the holidays. It promises to be one of the top sellers of the winter season, and Kinky is already negotiating a new two-book deal, as a result. One of the books will be a return to his uber popular detective series, starring himself as the erstwhile gumshoe.

Equally energizing is Kinky’s new live solo cd, ‘LIve From Woodstock,’ recorded on the first American leg of his BiPolar World Tour, and featuring some of Kinky’s best work ever. Kinky will be sharing this musical gold mine everywhere, with cds available at all stops.

And it’s not the only cd about which Kinky is excited. Rising star roots performer Jesse Dayton has recorded an entire cd of Kinky’s songs (‘Jesse Sings Kinky’), and it’s getting major attention in Americana radio. It currently sits at #8 on the Euro American airplay charts.

Also on tap in 2012- 2013: a Russian film based on Kinky’s novel, ‘Kill Two Birds And Get Stoned.’ Filming has already begun in Europe.

And did we mention Kinky Friedman’s Man In Black Tequila, one of the hottest new potent potables on the market today? US distributorships are spreading like wildfire. World domination of the tequila market looms large.

But the BiPolar World Tour is nothing if not a fact-finding mission, as Kinky calculates world political views, particularly toward the Kinkster, himself. For he is considering a second run for Texas governor. After stunning international gaffes by hi-powered US politicos such as Mitt Romney and (current Texas governor) Rick Perry, the Kinkster will bring a remarkably fresh view of American politics with him. Pollsters and the Kinky-ites believe he can win this time. Strong international cred will certainly help.

Nicholas Barron

Nicholas Barron is an American folk music and blues guitarist based in Chicago, Illinois.[1] Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barron soon moved to New Jersey and spent his childhood growing up in Morristown, New Jersey. His earliest memories are of him listening to his mother's extensive blues and jazz records collection. Barron soon started playing guitar and developed a knack for performing for friends and family. It was in adulthood that he moved to Chicago and began his music career as a troubadour on the streets, and in the subways of Chicago's 'L' stations. It was during this period that Barron founded C.A.S.A. (Coalition for the Advancement of Street Art) to stop the city from banning street art/performance.

Since his stint as a street performer, Barron has sung for several different Comcast sports radio and TV commercials and has opened for musicians such as B.B. King, Al Green,Johnny Cash, and the Neville Brothers. In 2007, he was featured in the New York Times Emerging Artist Series. He currently resides in Chicago and is signed to CandyRat Records. Barron regularly performs around the Chicago area, both as a solo musician, and with his bands the Nicholas Barron Band, and 312 Chicago. source: Wikipedia