Billy Joe Shaver at the 33rd annual Austin Music Awards, March 18, 2015, Photo by David Brendan Hall

Luck Reunion's Long Live Music presents The Songs I Left Behind: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver w/ Charlie Sexton & Friends

Billy Joe Shaver’s songs fueled the early outlaw movement, shocking country music in the Seventies with a hardscrabble Texas authenticity on Waylon Jennings’ ground-zero release Honky Tonk Heroes. Only proper, then, that the Waco songwriter, who passed away last month, gets a proper Lone Star send-off from Willie Nelson’s Luck Presents crew. Charlie Sexton plays bandleader to Shaver’s indomitable songbook and influence among the participants: Ray Benson, Dale Watson, Shakey Graves, and Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis. Keep an eye on the Luck roster of special guests, too. “I’m gonna live forever,” the born-again balladeer famously sang with his characteristic mix of no-nonsense bravado and eternal humility, though just as important to heed is Shaver’s frequent call from the stage: “God loves ya when you dance!” – Doug Freeman
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