Thursday, September 22, 2005

Show Post: In House #1456

I'm not sure it gets more Texas and old-school country music than Billy Joe Shaver. Born near the end of the depression in Corsicana, Texas (a scene that I can only imagine came right out of The Last Picture Show), Shaver began his music career as a songwriter for Bobby Bare, who was to be the first of many well-known names he'd be connected with over the years. After writing songs that would be performed by Bare, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Presley, among others, Shaver released his own debut album on Kristofferson's Monument label in 1973. He's since worked or recorded with the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam and his son, Eddy Shaver. The Real Deal is Shaver's fourteenth studio release and has a sound significantly more subdued and traditional than last year's Billy & the Kid, which featured songs written by his late son.

In House #1456.
Airdate: 9/22/05
Focus: New release from Billy Joe Shaver, The Real Deal, plus new music from Ryan Adams, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart and more.



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