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For The Good Times ( Kris Kristofferson Cover )

First things first. Happy 80th birthday to Kris Kristofferson on June 22, 2016!

This cover version of Kris Kristofferson’s iconic standard, For The Good Times, originally made famous by the great Ray Price, is taken from The ehMTee Show Original Webcast Soundtrack.

I love so many Kristofferson songs. I also appreciate his craft as an actor, with his roles in Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, A Star Is Born, Heaven’s Gate, Songwriter, Lone Star, and many other films over the years.

I had the good fortune of seeing Kristofferson play a live solo show in 2006, at Convocation Hall in Toronto. It was just him, a t-shirt, an old pair of jeans, and an acoustic guitar. He held us in thrall for almost three hours. Great song after great song came pouring out of him. That man has lived. I felt privileged to be there. Good times indeed.

Keyboard: Michael Thorner
Brushes: Kirk Hudson
Audio Engineer: Mikhial Gurarie

The audio for our live performance is available on iTunes.