The Front Porch Go to Mickey Newbury Back Porch
Back Porch


Author:  Judy W.
E-mail:  Bellavim714@aol.com
Date:  9/18/2003 11:47:21 AM
Subject:  Kris K. on Mickey
Message:  At Combine, Kristofferson met Mickey Newbury, another Texan with a poetic streak drawn to country music because of its honesty. "I learned more from Mickey than from any other single songwriter," he says. "He could make simple melodies and simple words work together in a way that said so much. It was exciting every time I got to hear him do a new song."

Newbury recognized a fellow traveler in Kristofferson and set out to help him. He told Roger Miller that Miller needed to hear "Me and Bobby McGee," which by that time had been cut by Bucky Wilkin for an upcoming solo album, In Search of Food, Clothing, Shelter and Sex. Newbury accompanied Kristofferson to the Ryman Auditorium for a taping of Johnny Cash's network television show one night, in search of Roger Miller.

Amen.....From the Kris Kristofferson Story - The Nashville Scene...Rudy posted the web. page Great Story

Judy W.

 Kris K. on Mickey by Judy W.  at 9/18/2003 11:47:21 AM