Kris Kristofferson – Manchester, 31 July 2010

August 24, 2010

Kris Kristofferson is a legend and tonight he’s playing The Bridgewater Hall. As a songwriter he’s written some classics; Help Me Make It Through The Night, Me And Bobby McGee, Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down, Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) and For The Good Times. And the audience love him so why do I leave feeling disappointed?

Well, I enjoyed the classics as well as anyone but the rest of the evening is strangely lacking. The show is one paced and, frankly, in my view the voice has gone! At 74 and after almost a lifetime in music and films Kris must have a fund of stories second to none, so why not share them and inject some pace?

All in all, a disappointment.