Picks and Pans Review: The Texas Connection
Jerry Jeff Walker got all spruced up in formal, if Westernized, duds to serve as the music show's new host. Considering his casual company on the special, one-hour season premiere, he's a mite overdressed.
Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson join Walker for a cozy sit-down session of pickin' and tellin' stories. Kristofferson isn't in good voice, but he sure has his wits about him, even ribbing Willie about his tax problems by noting, "You oughta know what I'm talking about" when in the chorus of "Me and Bobbie McGee" he sings, "Freedom's just another word/ For nothing left to lose."