MEDINA — Kinky Friedman practiced his smile as he sat on the front porch of his cabin on a secluded Hill Country ranch in December, three dogs scampering around his legs. He said he had gotten an instructive tip from a former Miss Mississippi.
“You put Vaseline across your upper teeth, push your tongue against your upper two teeth, and then you smile,” Friedman said, flashing a camera-ready grin.
He had recently returned home from a stint in Hawaii performing with Willie Nelson, whose name is just one of the many notable acquaintances he might drop in a conversation.
Friedman, 69 ...