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Billy Joe Shaver, Floores Country Store (10/18/14)

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Another great photo by Janis Tillerson, from Texas.

I went down to Kinkos
To get some faxin’ done
My ex girlfriend works down there
She was my number one

She said Billy I’m busy
Why don’t ya come around back
I’ll clear the store and lock the doors
We can fax all night

CHORUS:

That’s what she said last night
That’s what she said last night
We can fax all night alright
That’s what she said last night

Billy Joe Shaver, “Honky Tonk Hero” (Floores, Oct. 19, 2014)

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Billy Joe Shaver, Floores Country Store, “That’s What She Said Last Night” (10/18/14)

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

I went down to Kinkos
To get some faxin’ done
My ex girlfriend works down there
She was my number one

She said Billy I’m busy
Why don’t ya come around back
I’ll clear the store and lock the doors
We can fax all night

CHORUS:

That’s what she said last night
That’s what she said last night
We can fax all night alright
That’s what she said last night

Billy Joe Shaver, Floores Country Store (10/28/14)

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

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The sweet Cherie, from Texas and the great Billy Joe Shaver, at Floores Country Store, Helotes.

Billy Joe performed before Willie Nelson & Family tonight

Gospel According to Billy Joe Shaver (Texas Monthly)

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

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http://txmusic.com

by: Don McLeese

He tours now in what he describes as an old “church van,” a 15-seater with almost 500,000 miles on it. It replaced another van that eclipsed 500,000 miles. Billy Joe Shaver still has that one. It still runs. He married Brenda Tindell three separate times. After she died, he married Wanda Lynn Canady. Three separate times.

When he was young, he wrote a signature song with the chorus hook, “I’m just an old chunk of coal, but I’m gonna be a diamond someday.” A decade or so later, he wrote another one of his best, a Christian testament to life everlasting titled “Live Forever.” He’s still a diamond in the rough, but his new Long in the Tooth album doesn’t sound like the music of a man who plans to live forever. On this earth, at least. He raps (yes, raps!) on the title cut — “Time did a number on me / I ain’t the man I used to be.” On the opening “Hard to Be an Outlaw,” he sings, “It’s hard to be an outlaw who ain’t wanted anymore.” It’s an album about getting old, about falling apart, and Billy Joe thinks it’s the best one he’s ever recorded. It’s hard to argue with him. Top three at least.

Willie Nelson, who sings with him on “Hard to Be an Outlaw” (and has also included that and another song from Billy Joe’s album on his own new album, Band of Brothers), has often called Shaver the best songwriter alive. Waylon Jennings once recorded almost an entire album of Shaver songs, 1973’s Honky Tonk Heroes, which became the cornerstone of the Outlaw Country movement. Elvis Presley sang one of his songs, and so has Bob Dylan (who also name-checked him in his own “I Feel a Change Coming On,” where Dylan sings, “I’m listening to Billy Joe Shaver, and I’m reading James Joyce”).

Nobody is more country than Billy Joe Shaver. On a new song titled “Last Call for Alcohol,” he sings it “al-kee-hol.” Nobody who is less country than Billy Joe Shaver pronounces it “al-kee-hol.”

He was born and raised in Corsicana, a central Texas town that many know for its fruitcakes. He’s long lived in nearby Waco, as reflected in “Wacko from Waco,” which details the 2007 incident in which he shot a man at a bar and was subsequently acquitted. He can’t wait to hit the road and get away from home, as soon as his new knee works right and his inner ear problems, which affect his balance, clear up.

The night after his mother died, he played his scheduled club date. The night after his only son, guitarist Eddy, was discovered dead from a heroin overdose, he played his scheduled club date. The night his trial ended and he was free, he played his scheduled club date. The show must go on.

When he talks, he has no filter, and he pulls no punches. He’ll turn 75 on Aug. 16. A month later, on Sept. 28, luminaries will gather in Austin for a star-studded concert celebration. He deserves nothing less — and a whole lot more.

– See more at: http://txmusic.com/2014/08/15/gospel-according-to-billy-joe/#sthash.uyauiDQ0.dpuf

Billy Joe Shaver Birthday Bash in Austin (Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014)

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Lots of special guests are confirming for the concert this Sunday in Austin. Get your tickets quick!

http://www.austintheatre.org/site/Calendar/259227264?view=Detail&id=41382

Happy birthday, Billy Joe Shaver! Celebrate and pick up his new album, “Long in the Tooth”

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

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photo: Carol Sidoran

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Happy birthday to Billy Joe Shaver, born August 16, 1939, in Corsicana, Texas.

Pick up a copy of his new album, “Long in the Tooth”

A gift for Billy Joe, and a gift for yourself — Win-Win!

 

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Billy Joe Shaver, Knuckleheads, Kansas City, Missouri (August 12, 2011)

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Dallas Wayne and Billy Joe Shaver
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photo: Janis Tillerson

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I took this one at Knuckleheads 8/12/11

Cherie and Billy Joe Shaver

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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My good friend and music lover Cherie Brautigam met up with friends like Sue Ann, at Waterloo Records in Austin yesterday. And she shared this great photo. Billy Joe is promoting his new album, “Long in the Tooth.” Willie Nelson joins Billy Joe for a song on the album, “It’s Hard to be an Outlaw.”

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Follow Billy Joe Shaver on facebook.

“Long in the Tooth” is available on vinyl with gatefold jacket and download card. It also includes liner notes by Steve Earle

Pre-order at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/gpgx9k 
or Lightning Rod Records: http://smarturl.it/ek7506

New Billy Joe Shaver Album, “Long in the Tooth” (featuring Willie Nelson)

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

New Billy Joe Shaver Album! “Long in the Tooth” (order yours today)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Follow Billy Joe Shaver on facebook.

“Long in the Tooth” is available on vinyl with gatefold jacket and download card. It also includes liner notes by Steve Earle

Pre-order at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/gpgx9k 
or Lightning Rod Records: http://smarturl.it/ek7506

Itunes has a special, too:

Pre-order Long in the Tooth @iTunesMusic and instantly receive “Hard to Be an Outlaw” single feat. Willie Nelson.

http://smarturl.it/BillyJoeShaver

 

Billy Joe Shaver is a wise man

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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Enjoy this, a recording of Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Waylon Jennings , singing a Billy Joe Shaver song.

See Billy Joe Shaver in Jackson, MS (6/22/14)

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

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Joni Stevens Dunbar designed this cool poster for the Billy Joe Shaver show in Jackson, Mississippi on June 22nd.
“Check out my gig poster that I got to design for Billy Joe Shaver! The Honky Tonk Hero will be here in Jackson on the 22nd of June. Yall come on out and see this outlaw legend! ” — Joni Stevens Dunbar


www.RollingStone.com
By Joseph Hudak

If there are two men qualified to weigh in on what it means to be a country outlaw, they’re Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson. The two Texans have always recorded music — and often lived — outside the lines. In 2007, Shaver shot a man in the face at a Texas bar, and the famously pro-green Nelson has been arrested for possession of marijuana.

The longtime friends and collaborators team up on “Hard to Be an Outlaw,” the lead-off track from Shaver’s first new album in seven years, Long in the Tooth, due August 5th. With lines about “superstars” braying about “back roads they never have been down,” “Hard to Be an Outlaw” takes an unflinching look at the state of country. “It’s not harsh enough, I don’t guess,” says Shaver, who wrote the song and enlisted Nelson to sing his share of the skewering lyrics.

The Red Headed Stranger’s most cutting line suggests today’s country music is “enough to make a renegade want to terrorize the town.” “He and I both feel the same way about that,” says Shaver. Shaver bounced rough ideas for the song off Nelson via cellphone. “We text back and forth, and we figure we’re the only ones over 70 years old that text. I’m sure that’s not right, but I know Kris won’t. Kristofferson won’t do it,” Shaver says.

“I mentioned this title to Willie and he said, ‘Man, you oughta write that.'” Nelson liked the song so much that he also recorded his own version for his upcoming album Band of Brothers, out June 17th. Another Shaver song, “The Git Go,” also appears on both Nelson’s project and Long in the Tooth. But the latter album is the only one that features a rap song.

Long in the Tooth’s title track finds Shaver spitting out words with fury. “I didn’t know it was that easy. I took a crank at it and went crazy and did it,” Shaver boasts of rapping. Shaver hopes the release of Long in the Tooth will remind listeners that great art is still being made by veterans long since struck from radio playlists. “It’s just stupidity,” he says of the lack of attention paid to older artists. “It’s like walking down a hall and seeing a Picasso and saying, ‘Damn, that thing’s old! Let’s throw it out.’ Fortunately, you can’t burn songs. You can burn pictures, but a song will live forever.”

Willie Nelson sings with Billy Joe Shaver on his new album, “Hard to Be an Outlaw”

Friday, May 23rd, 2014


www.RollingStone.com
By Joseph Hudak

If there are two men qualified to weigh in on what it means to be a country outlaw, they’re Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson. The two Texans have always recorded music — and often lived — outside the lines. In 2007, Shaver shot a man in the face at a Texas bar, and the famously pro-green Nelson has been arrested for possession of marijuana.

The longtime friends and collaborators team up on “Hard to Be an Outlaw,” the lead-off track from Shaver’s first new album in seven years, Long in the Tooth, due August 5th. With lines about “superstars” braying about “back roads they never have been down,” “Hard to Be an Outlaw” takes an unflinching look at the state of country. “It’s not harsh enough, I don’t guess,” says Shaver, who wrote the song and enlisted Nelson to sing his share of the skewering lyrics.

The Red Headed Stranger’s most cutting line suggests today’s country music is “enough to make a renegade want to terrorize the town.” “He and I both feel the same way about that,” says Shaver. Shaver bounced rough ideas for the song off Nelson via cellphone. “We text back and forth, and we figure we’re the only ones over 70 years old that text. I’m sure that’s not right, but I know Kris won’t. Kristofferson won’t do it,” Shaver says.

“I mentioned this title to Willie and he said, ‘Man, you oughta write that.'” Nelson liked the song so much that he also recorded his own version for his upcoming album Band of Brothers, out June 17th. Another Shaver song, “The Git Go,” also appears on both Nelson’s project and Long in the Tooth. But the latter album is the only one that features a rap song.

Long in the Tooth’s title track finds Shaver spitting out words with fury. “I didn’t know it was that easy. I took a crank at it and went crazy and did it,” Shaver boasts of rapping. Shaver hopes the release of Long in the Tooth will remind listeners that great art is still being made by veterans long since struck from radio playlists. “It’s just stupidity,” he says of the lack of attention paid to older artists. “It’s like walking down a hall and seeing a Picasso and saying, ‘Damn, that thing’s old! Let’s throw it out.’ Fortunately, you can’t burn songs. You can burn pictures, but a song will live forever.”

Billy Joe Shaver, ‘Willie, the Wandering Gypsy and Me”

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Billy Joe Shaver on Tour

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

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See Billy Joe Shaver in concert whenever you get the chance!

10-20-13 801 Media Center Fort Smith AR  
10-30-13 Main Street Crossing Tomball TX  
         
11-2-13 Hank’s Texas Grill McKinney TX  
11-22-13 Artwalk 2013 Alpine TX  
11-30-13 Bastrop Brewhouse Bastrop TX  
         
12-6-13 Riley’s Tavern New Braunfels TX  
         
  2014      
         
1-18 Hughes Recital Hall – Mary Hardin Baylor Belton TX  
         
2-22 Manship Theater Baton Rouge LA  
         
3-28 Back Porch of Texas Abilene TX