"FEELING good was good enough for me, and Janis," Kris Kristofferson sang at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre on Tuesday evening.
Entranced by Me and Bobby McGee, the crowd sang along and erupted into applause.
The master of narrative songwriting, Kristofferson took his audience on a journey during his two-hour performance.
He was joined on stage by his daughter Kelly, who complemented his lower register with a banjo and feminine southern drawl.
Audience members commented after the show that although there was little engagement on Kristofferson's part, his ability for story telling is as good, if not better, than 20 years ago.
A strong crowd of 800 filled almost every seat in the house, and viewers were captivated with every song.
A Moment of Forever was a highlight of An Evening with Kris Kristofferson; his aged voice able to portray emotions in a fashion that brought goosebumps to the crowd.
His Australian tour will wrap up in Cairns on April 27.
Kris Kristofferson's latest album Feeling Mortal is on sale now.