Tanya Tucker joins Billy Joe Shaver
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Tanya Tucker joins Billy Joe Shaver

Monday, September 24, 2007 – Tanya Tucker dropped in on the Los Angeles show Friday by her friend, Texas country outlaw legend Billy Joe Shaver and sang with him. The show, held at Molly Malone's, celebrated the imminent release of Shaver's new album, Everybody's Brother (Compadre Records/Music World).

Tucker performed with Shaver on the song "Played The Game Too Long," on which she duets with Shaver on the new album. Her daughter Layla also joined in the festivities, singing an a capella version of the Shaver standard "Live Forever." After the show, Shaver and Tucker talked to fans outside the club in a rare L.A. fall downpour.

The following night in Nicaiso, Calif., folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott joined Shaver onstage.

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CD review - Live at Billy Bob's Texas Waylon and Willie and Johnny and Kris may have lit the fire of public awareness, but those in the know will likely attest to the fact that when the so-called outlaw country movement first took flight, it was Billy Joe Shaver who helped lead the charge. His album "Old Five and Dimers" remains an undisputed classic of the genre, the perfect prototype when it comes to hard-bitten narratives with a rowdy, rambunctious appeal. Likewise, no one questioned his credibility when he unabashedly ...
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