Archive for the ‘Billy Joe Shaver’ Category

Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, “It’s Hard to be an Outlaw” (David Letterman Show 12/18/14)

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver on Letterman tonight!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson on David Letterman TONITE!! (And tomorrow night — Willie’s on Colbert)

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson on David Letterman (Dec 17, 2014)

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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Billy Joe Shaver will make his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman December 17th! He’ll perform ‘Hard to Be an Outlaw’ alongside Willie Nelson (who also sang on the album version of the song).

He also added a City Winery NYC show the same day.— with Willie Nelson.

Billy Joe Shaver, “I’m Gonna Live Forever” (Farm Aid 19940

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver on David Letterman (December 17, 2014)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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Willie Nelson Musical Tribute, special benefit @ Gilly’s (11/14/14)

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

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photo: Janis Tillerson

Thank you, Janis Tillerson, from Texas, for sharing photos she took last night at Gilly’s in Dallas, at Gilly’s “Tribute to the Texas Music Legacy of Willie.

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 The tribute to Willie was also in support of the veterans with The Fallen Soldiers Project and Special Children with Dream Makers organization. The event was accompanied by a silent auction raffling off jerseys and plenty of sports memorabilia.

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Steve Holy sings “Good Morning Beautiful” to Army Veteran Trisha Hopkins.   Pat Green helps her daughter on the guitar with Eddie Money.

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New Willie Nelson Shows added! (Club Luck Fan Club has exclusive tickets)

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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www.WillieNelson.com

Well hello there!

We are announcing a few Willie shows, and you’re invited! The semi-private event benefiting Texas Legends Care Charities includes music, displays, exhibits, vendors, plus a tribute to Texas Legend Billy Joe Shaver!

There are no individual tickets for sale to the general public, but there are a limited number of Event Passes & Ballroom Tables available to Club Luck members while they last. Login to the fan club site and look for the special donor package code, located in the news section. This code will give Club Luck members these special donor benefits:

  • $100 Donor General Admission Passes. In groups of 2 or more, Club Luck @$80.
  • $2,500 Whiskey River Cocktail Table for 4 Guests, includes Food & Beverages + VIP event privileges. Club Luck @$2,000.
  • $5,000 Main Floor Ballroom Table for 10 Guests, includes Food & Beverages + VIP event privileges. Club Luck @$4,000.

See the rest of the presale tickets and premium packages that are going on sale below!

PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE
DATE LOCATION TICKETS
1.29.15 Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA
Presale tix & Prem packages onsale Tues., 11/4 @ 10am PT
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1.30.15 & 1.31.15 Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR
Presale tickets & Premium packages onsale THIS WEEK!
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2.4.15 Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA
Presale tix & Prem packages onsale Wed., 11/5 @ 10am PT
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*VIEW WILLIE’S TOUR SCHEDULE for a full list of upcoming dates.

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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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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photo: Janis Tillerson

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I took this one at Knuckleheads 8/12/11