Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver, Tonight at Exit/In With Jonny Corndawg

Posted By on Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM

You might know of legendary outlaw-country artist Billy Joe Shaver because he was a contemporary of guys like Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Townes Van Zandt. You might know about him for his rough-and-tumble ways, and you might even recognize him from his role opposite Robert Duvall in The Apostle. But what you should probably know him for are songs like "Old Five and Dimers Like Me," "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train" and "Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me"--and if not, you've probably at least heard versions of Shaver songs by dudes like Jennings, Kristofferson and Elvis Presley.

Shaver's playing tonight at Exit/In, and former local Jonny Corndawg will be opening up. Shaver is a personal hero of Corndawg's, and a few months back he was lucky enough to interview Billy Joe in Chattanooga for American Songwriter. Watch the interview and performance above. Tickets to tonight's show are available here.

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