Music News & Reviews

Music News & Reviews

Kris Kristofferson and the sad, off-key ravages of time

CHICAGO - Few concert experiences are more dispiriting than watching a proven artist flounder onstage. Especially when the performer happens to be an icon. His glory days behind him, Kris Kristofferson played a 95-minute show Wednesday at a sold-out City Winery that engendered feelings of pity, discomfort and bewilderment. Witnessing the 80-year-old singer-songwriter/actor struggle to get through even a single verse without mistakes raised the question of why he chose the solo route - and put his dignity at risk.

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Monty Davis The Kansas City Star
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