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“The Songs I left behind,” A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver (November 22, 2021) #LongLiveMusic

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Songs I Left Behind: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver
November 22 | 2pm

Luck Reunion and the Long Center are proud to present the third installment of the Long Live Music Series. “Songs I Left Behind: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver” will honor the late artist whose songs have been performed by everyone from Willie to Elvis.
 
On November 22 we will welcome a star-studded array of artists to pay homage to the Honky Tonk Hero himself, performing the songs of Billy Joe backed by a house band curated by Austin’s own Charlie Sexton.
 
Join us for an evening that truly brings the Hill Country home to Austin in honor of a true Texas music legend. 

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“I’m Gonna Live Forever,” — Billy Joe Shaver

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Thank you, Billy Joe Shaver

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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So said to hear the news of the passing of Billy Joe Shaver. What a great song writer and entertainer. His shows were always the best. Rest in Peace, and thank you

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Rest in Peace, Billy Joe Shaver

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

photo:  Taylor Hill

Shaver and longtime friend Willie Nelson perform during Farm Aid 2009 in St. Louis. Nelson was a character witness for Shaver during his trial following a 2007 shooting incident.

Nelson says his longtime friend is not somebody you want to mess with.

He brings up the incident at Papa Joe’s Saloon in which Shaver, one night in 2007, shot Billy Bryant Coker in a parking lot. Coker survived, and Shaver said he was defending himself. Nelson went to Texas to serve as a character witness during the three-day trial. Shaver was acquitted of aggravated assault.

And Billy Joe told the guy he shot, ˜I want my bullet back,” Nelson says, laughing. “The guy still had the bullet in his head.”

Read the Washington’s Post’s entire article about Billy Joe Shaver here.

photo:  Michael Stravoto

Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 1994)

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Happy birthday, Billy Joe Shaver

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 1994)

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Billy Joe Shaver performs “Georgia on a Fast Train” live at the Farm Aid concert in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 18, 1994. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001.

For more information about Farm Aid, visit www.FarmAid.org

Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver on the Late Show with David Letterman (December 17, 2014)

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 1994)

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Billy Joe Shaver performs “Georgia on a Fast Train” live at the Farm Aid concert in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 18, 1994. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001.

For more information about Farm Aid, visit www.FarmAid.org

Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 1994)

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Billy Joe Shaver, “I’m Gonna Live Forever” (Farm Aid 1994)

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

“Willie, the Wandering Gypsy, and Me” — Billy Joe Shaver

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Three fingers whiskey pleasures the drinkers
And moving does more than the same thing for me
Willy he tells me that doers and thinkers
Say, Movin’ is a closest thing to being free

He rosins his riggins laid back his wages
He’s dead certain ridin’ the big rodeo
My woman’s tight with an overdue baby
And Willy keeps yelling, Hey Gypsy let’s go

Willy you’re wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makins as me
Well, I reckon we’re gonna ramble till Hell freeze us over
Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

Well ladies we surely will take of your favors
And we’ll surely warn you there never will be
A single soul living that could put brand or handle
On Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

We’ll dance on the mountains, shout in the canyons
Swarm it ain’t loose herd like a wild buffalo
Jammin’ our heads full of figures
And angles and tellin’ us stuff that we already know

Willy you’re wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makins as me
Well, I reckon we’re gonna ramble till Hell freezes over
Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

Yeah, Willy you’re wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makins as me
And I reckon we’re gonna ramble till Hell freeze us over
Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver

Monday, July 9th, 2018

This day in Willie Nelson history: Late Show with David Letterman with Billy Joe Shaver (Dec. 17, 2014)

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

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