Billy Joe Shaver

Brief Encounters: New Albums 11-11-22 – 11-17-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 17, 2022

a terrific job

One More Billy Joe Shaver Post: Live At City Winery In 2014

By Iman Lababedi | October 29, 2020

never play Russian Roulette with an automatic

More From Steve Crawford In Memory of Billy Joe Shaver – The Wacko from Waco

By Steve Crawford | October 29, 2020

He gave me a warm smile and did not shoot me

In Memory Of The Country Outlaw Who Passed Yesterday Steve Crawford’s Review Of Billy Joe Shaver Live Oak Music Hall, Fort Worth, May 31st, 2013

By Steve Crawford | October 29, 2020

old fashioned, straightforward emotional honesty

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 610 to 601

By Steve Crawford | May 8, 2019

not lacking in the colloquial charm department

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 2005

By Steve Crawford | June 9, 2017

“Bill, you were just licking blood out of my head”

Oldies But Goldies: Billy Joe Shaver Live In 2013

By Steve Crawford | June 21, 2016

Shot a man in Waco, just to watch him bleed.

Billy Joe Shaver – The Wacko from Waco

By Steve Crawford | June 19, 2016

He gave me a warm smile and did not shoot me

Billy Joe Shaver At City Winery, Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2014

What do you want to give up? A mid concert “Honky Tonk Heroes” with Shaver yodeling like Slim Whitman? A last song “You Just Can’t Beat Jesus”? The story leading up to “Ragged Old Truck” which culminates in Shaver lying in bed and trying to kill himself?

Medium Cool: Talk Show Guests Week Of December 15th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 15, 2014

I was actually thinking the Medium Cool Best Talk Show Guest Of The Week coveted award should have gone to Bob Seger, who I am seeing on Friday but finally decided upon Billy Joe Shaver, who I am seeing on Wednesday, performing “Hard To Be An Outlaw”on Letterman with Willie Nelson.

1973 – The A+ List

By Steve Crawford | June 3, 2014

“Love Train,” The O’Jays. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the kings of the Philly soul sound, wrote and produced this #1 hit. The O’Jays formed in the late 1950s, but had no success until 1972, when Gamble and Huff produced “Back Stabbers” for the group. The O’Jays smartly stayed with G&H for the rest of the decade. For the love of money, if nothing else.