YOU could have heard a pin drop as Kris Kristofferson mesmerised his Tamworth audience with his story songs on Tuesday night.
Kristofferson did not need a flashy set, dancers or even a backing band to keep the nearly 850-strong audience in TRECC hanging on his every word.
Armed with his guitar and harmonica, with guest appearances from his daughter Kelly on banjo and vocals, he made his way through more than 30 songs from his collection.
Tamworth Regional Council entertainment venues manager Peter Ross said many people loved seeing the legendary Kristofferson live.
“He’s the kind of songwriter, he’s a poet really, so it’s a sit back and listen to the words show, and the colour in his voice is amazing,” he said.
“One woman came out in tears because the last four songs were so moving. One man said to me he could die tomorrow now that he’d seen him.”
Others, though, said they thought his music was good, but not their cup of tea.
“The audience, overall, were Kris devotees and the promoters were very happy with the venue. We did the sound and lighting for it as well,” Mr Ross said.
“Kris thought they were a beautiful audience too.”