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Billy Joe Shaver

12 years ago by clampdown
They say the Lord works in mysterious ways, and he sure chose an interesting prophet in Billy Joe Shaver, who once famously sang he grew up "pickin' cotton, raisin' hell and balin' hay." Shaver's religious philosophy can perhaps best be summed up in the lyric "If you don't love Jesus,...

Billy Joe Shaver Navigates Heartbreak

12 years ago by Chris Parker
Billy Joe Shaver and I have been talking for about 20 minutes when I bring up his son Eddy, who died of a heroin overdose in 2000—on New Year's Eve. He passed away just more than a year after Shaver's wife and mother both succumbed to cancer. Then in 2001,...

Billy Joe Shaver, Naptime Shake

8 years ago by Chris Parker
Willie Nelson called him "the best songwriter alive today," and Kris Kristofferson compared him to Hemingway. For the last four decades, the 72-year-old Shaver has burnished his reputation and overcome personal tragedy while creating timeless country music befitting his humble roots. With but an eighth-grade education and missing two fingers...

Over The Weekend: Billy Joe Shaver at Billy Bob's Texas

8 years ago by Laura Mann
Billy Joe ShaverBilly Bob's Texas in Fort WorthSeptember 17, 2011Better than: many of the overly polished country whippersnappers who like to throw around the word "outlaw" these days. Calling Billy Joe Shaver a character is a bit of an understatement. The country legend's life reads like one of the outlaw-themed...

Billy Joe Shaver: "I'm More Like Outcast Country"

7 years ago by Darryl Smyers
At 73, Billy Joe Shaver has lived a tough, fascinating life and managed to release nearly 20 albums of stellar hardcore country. We checked in with Shaver from an antique store in Waco, and he told us about his propensity for finding trouble. Catch him tonight at the Kessler Theater...

Giveaway: A Pair Of Tickets To Tomorrow Night's Billy Joe Shaver Concert at the Longhorn Saloon

10 years ago by Pete Freedman
Like your country music even more traditional than, say, Junior Brown? Well, Billy Joe Shaver's probably right up your alley. And, hey, lookie here, we've got a pair of tickets to give away to his Saturday night performance at the Longhorn Saloon, as well!Wanna see the show, which will also...

Show Announcements: Let it Rock Tour, Billy Joe Shaver, Aesop Rock, Elvis Perkins

10 years ago by Daniel Daugherty
This week's show announcements include the Let it Rock Tour (with headliner Kevin Rudolf, pictured above), Billy Joe Shaver and Aesop Rock. Complete listing after the jump...

Today In Music News: Ice-T Gives Amiee Mann A Talking To, Supergrass Is Dead And Billy Joe Shaver Not Guilty

9 years ago by Lance Lester
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, April 13, 2010...Ice-T suggest a new dietary plan for Amiee Mann.Supergrass: RIP.Billy Joe Shaver was found not guilty of shooting a man in the face...

Good Friday: Mount Righteous, Deadman, Billy Joe Shaver, Zanzibar Snails, Fair To Midland, Henry Rollins, Straylight Run

11 years ago by Pete Freedman
Let's call a spade a spade here, folks and admit that there have been better weekends of shows than this one. Hell, four of the would-be best shows of the weekend took place last night (Jonathan Richman, The Whigs/The Kooks, Ra Ra Riot/The Morning Benders/Walter Meego, and Mom/Voices & Organs/Florene)!...

Billy Joe Shaver Show Cancelled And I Can't Tell You Why. (Oh, Wait--We Can?)

11 years ago by Pete Freedman
Just spoke with Lisa Endicott, who runs press for The Granada Theater, and she verified that the Billy Joe Shaver/Jesse Dayton concert that was to take place this Friday is canceled. Endicott told me the reason for the cancellation off the record, which means that I am bound by the...

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