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Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman - Live Down Under

Omnivore Recordings

  • £17.08

Format: CD
Catalogue No.: OVCD453
Barcode: 810075110951
Release Date: 15 Oct 2021
Genre: Alt. Country

22 tracks recorded live in Sydney, Australia Highlights from a 3-night stand on a joint headlining tour so highly anticipated it found Kinky and Billy Joe embroidering the Sydney dailies for six days in succession Newly edited, remastered, and produced for release by Phil Cody Packaging contains new liner notes compiled from the original tour diary, “On The Road Too Long” written by tour chauffeur, journalist and Nu Country guru, David Dawson. Before Billy Joe Shaver’s death in 2020, Willie Nelson called Shaver the greatest living songwriter. That isn’t out of line, as Billy Joe is a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Poet’s Award. Aside from his own recordings, his songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Patty Loveless, and more, and even featured in Academy Award winning films like Crazy Heart< Kinky Friedman is another singer, songwriter, novelist, and satirist. He holds the distinction of being the only artist who was recorded for Austin City Limits, but the show was never aired due to fears of the content being too controversial. He even ran for the office of Governor of Texas in 2006. His spiritual advisor for that campaign? Billy Joe Shaver. But, that wasn’t the first time they worked together. “Ladies and Gentlemen, two Texas legends, Billy Joe Shaver and Kinky Friedman!” announced Jeff “Little Jewford” Shelby before the nightly coin toss to decide who in this dynamic double-bill, quadruple heart bypass contender Billy Joe or singing crime novelist Kinky would go first. The spotlight then passed back and forth between the duo, supported in Vaudevillian fashion by guitarist Jesse Taylor, Washington Ratso and of course Little Jewford. Depending on how you look at it or who’s talking, the Live Down Under tour probably shouldn’t have happened or it was the best thing that could’ve happened. Either way, it was a minor miracle most would say and now a thing of myth and legend..

Tracklisting
1. Intro Coin Toss
2. Georgia On A Fast Train
3. Western Union Wire
4. Star In My Heart
5. Rapid City, South Dakota
6. Old Chunk Of Coal
7. Sold American
8. Ride Me Down Easy
9. Wild Man From Borneo
10. When Fallen Angels Fly
11. Marilyn And Joe 12. You Asked Me To
13. Before All Hell Breaks Loose
14. Honky Tonk Heroes
15. Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed
16. Live Forever
17. You Wouldn’t Know Love If You Fell In It
18. Ride ‘Em Jewboy
19. Old Five And Dimers Like Me
20. Keep On The Sunny Side
21. Try, Try Again
22. Outro Thanks And Goobye!

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