Sunday, Oct. 13
In the music industry, Kris Kristofferson is one of those names that belongs in the strata of legends like Neil Young and the late J.J. Cale – consummate songwriters with an affinity for live performance that exceeds even their finest recordings. The writer of “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” continues his craft into a fifth decade with the aptly titled album “Feeling Mortal,” released early this year. Catch him at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. This time, the ever-generous Kristofferson is playing to benefit the Woody Guthrie Childhood Home Reconstruction Project to restore the London House, a six-room, two-story structure in Okemah that the Guthrie family called home. The house has since been taken apart, its parts placed in storage, but the campaign works to restore and preserve the structure to promote Guthrie’s legacy. Concert tickets are $25-$100, available at www.mabeecenter.com. For more about the London House restoration, visit www.thishouseisyourhouse.org.