Archive for the ‘Billy Joe Shaver’ Category

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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Happy Birthday, Billy Joe Shaver

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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by: Carol Sidoran

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

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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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LB, Knuckleheads 8/12/11

Billy Joe Shaver at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

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Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, John Hiatt, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, “Legends of Country Music”

Monday, June 19th, 2017

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Friday, May 26th, 2017

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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

 

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July PIcnic Concert in Austin 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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Tickets for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic are open to the public starting at 10 a.m. on April 21. It’s the third year for the annual event to be held at the Circuit of the Americas and the 44th edition of the picnic overall.

This year’s all-day event features performances from artists on two stages, including Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Asleep At The Wheel, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Insects vs. Robots, Raelyn Nelson Band, Folk Uke.

Tickets are priced at $89.50 for the GA Pit Section and Reserved Seat Section in front of the stage. Reserved bowl tickets are $69.50-$89.50 and $39.50 for H-E-B General Admission Lawn. There are also a limited number of special VIP packages available for sale including the “Outlaw” hospitality package for $350, the “Trigger” package for $450, and “Shotgun” hospitality for $550.

All tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com, thecircuit.com, all Ticketmaster outlets throughout Texas, or they can be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Standard parking lots at Circuit of The Americas open at 10 a.m. and gates to the Austin360 Amphitheater will open at 11:00 a.m. Standard Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Premium Parking, Bus Parking, RV Parking, as well as campsites are also available for purchase at the time tickets are purchased.

Live Nation, C3 Presents and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are proud to announce the return of Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Circuit of The Americas. The legendary Willie Nelson plays host to one of America’s most celebrated festivals, and the 4th of July Picnic returns to COTA for the third year. Joining Willie at this year’s party is a star-studded cavalcade of his friends.

Ticket and pre-sale information here.  

Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver, “Willie, the Wandering Gypsy and Me” (Luck Reunion)

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

The crowd went crazy when Billy Joe Shaver joined Willie Nelson on stage last night at the Luck Reunion, at Willie’s western ranch outside Austin. The two friends conferred for a minute, and then broke in to “Willie, the Wandering Gypsy, and me. Willie played the song on Trigger like he did it every night. He is an amazing guitar player. Billy Joe is such a story teller, incredible songwriter and so much fun to watch.

Fun with Billy Joe Shaver at a Willie Nelson concert

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

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Billy Joe Shaver and me, at Billy Bob’s Fort Worth

Willie Nelson announces Fourth of July Picnic 2016 Lineup

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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photo:  Rick Diamond

www.RollingStone.com
by:  Joseph Hudek

Willie Nelson has announced the lineup for his storied 4th of July Picnic, held this year at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas. The roster is among the Independence Day party’s most diverse, with aggro-country outlaw Brantley Gilbert sharing space with Lone Star state songbird Lee Ann Womack.

Founded in 1973, Nelson staged his inaugural picnic in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside of Austin. Last year’s event featured Eric Church, frequent Nelson collaborator Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and the late Merle Haggard.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20th, at 10:00 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster, Live Nation and the Circuit of the Americas website.

“I got the idea from Woodstock about how music could bring people from different places together,” Nelson said last year about the picnic. “I had just moved to Austin and had come to realize what a great music center it was and could be. I thought it would be a nice idea to this year have it back in Austin.”

The always-on-the-road Nelson is also set to perform at the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival Hall of Fame Inductions on October 12th, as well as headline the ACL Fest’s two weekends earlier that month.

 

 

Connie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver at Threadgills

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

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“Loved seeing Billy Joe Shaver and Rosie Flores at Threadgill’s last night!The best of the best shows by both!” — Connie Nelson

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

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

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, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Billy Joe Shaver on Tour!

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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

Thursday, December 18th, 2014