Consider Kinky Friedman the bizarro Bob Dylan. He's a Midwestern-born folk hero, steeped in country traditions and gifted with maddening powers of language and wit. The novelist, satirist, songwriter and failed politician made his mark in the '70s with recordings like "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore." He's got a bottomless well of one-liners he taps like a modern-day, cigar-chomping Will Rogers, and after decades away from St. Louis, the Kinkster returns for a concert and reading this week. On the phone from his ranch in Kerrville, Texas, he gave B-Sides a verbal tour of his home life, politics and always sui generis... More >>>