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Billy Joe Shaver at the Beachcomber

B&B's Musical Thrills at Don the Beachcomber

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM (PDT)

Billy Joe Shaver at the Beachcomber

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
VIP seating - as close as you can get to honky tonk heaven, with dinner available   more info Sold Out Ended $40.00 $3.19
Premium Seating at tables on main floor with dinner available   more info Sold Out Ended $30.00 $2.64
General Admission seating
First come first served for GA. We have seating for the first 60+ and then standing room in the back. No reserved tables in this section.
Sold Out Ended $20.00 $2.09
Private Tiki Treehouse in rear of room, overlooks waterfall, seats 4, limited view of stage
Do not bring a paper ticket. Your name will be on list at door the night of show. Your name will be on your table so it is reserved all night long.
Sold Out Ended $100.00 $6.49

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Here is an NPR Interview on the day of his new album release, Aug. 5.

With Willie!

http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2014/08/20140805_me_billy_joe_shaver_writes_country_songs_and_lives_them_too.mp3?orgId=1&topicId=1105&aggIds=100920965&ft=3&f=3&c &via=website

Artist Synopsis

In a long and storied career, Texas troubadour Billy Joe Shaver has become almost cult-like to his dedicated followers.

Why? Perhaps it is his no-hold-barred appoach to songwriting. Maybe it is the long list of artists who have covered his songs. But most likely it is his irrepressible personality, coupled with his tendency to get into scrapes, that combine to make him seem larger than life. Yet, very down-to-earth.

Some of those artists: Kris Kristofferson ("Good Christian Soldier"),Tom T. Hall ("Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me"), Bare ("Ride Me Down Easy"), and later,the Allman Brothers ("Sweet Mama") and Elvis Presley ("You Asked Me To"). Shaver's real breakthrough, though, came in 1973 when Waylon Jennings recorded an album composed almost entirely of Shaver's songs, Honky Tonk Heroes -- largely considered the first true "outlaw" album.

OPENING for Shaver is the tandem of SoCal songwriters Rick Shea and David Serby with bassist Dave Hall. Between them, the two have made a major splash inthe folk, country and alt-country scene in the LA/OC area with several acclaimed albums apiece. Both have also exceeded their geographic boundaries with some national notoriety, receiving favorable reviews from multiple sources for their original honky tonk and folk writing and performing. Both have recent CD releases to their credit.

For Serby, the surprising, exhilarating two-CD collection David Serby and the Latest Scam comprising 20 new original Serby songs produced by the musician’s longtime collaborator, Ed Tree.

Shea’s latest album, Sweet Bernardine, his ninth, is a collection of Shea’s own stories and of California and beyond. The arrangements are spare and simple, based on acoustic guitar, bass, accordion, mandolin and drums with brushes, but Shea does pull out the telecaster for a few.

MORE ON SHAVER: Shaver's own debut album, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, was produced by Kristofferson in 1973. Along with the title track, it contained now-classic Shaver songs "Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me" and the aforementioned "Georgia on a Fast Train." In 1978 Johnny Cash recorded "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day)," a song Shaver wrote just after he chose to give up drugs and booze and turned to God for help.

All Music Guide lists 23 albums, from 1973’s Old Five & Dimers Like Me through 2007’s Everybody’s Brother. Among his many classic songs are “I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day),” “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Live Forever,” “Tramp on Your Street,” and “Try and Try Again.”

 In 1999, Shaver was invited to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. In 2005, Billy Joe Shaver performed on CMT Outlaws. In 2006, he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

He recently served as spiritual advisor to Texas independent gubernatorial candidateKinky Friedman and his 2007 album “Everybody’s Brother” was nominated for a GRAMMY. For his efforts, the Americana Music Association awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting.

 Shaver is truly one of the most respected living figures in American music. Bob Dylan, who rarely covers other writers, has often played Billy Joe‘s “Old Five And Dimers Like Me” in concert. Johnny Cash called him “my favorite songwriter.” TheWashington Post noted, “when the country outlaws were collecting their holy writings, Billy Joe Shaver was carving out Exodus.”

All ages show, dinner 7:30, first performer approx. 8:15, Billy Joe Shaver and band at approx. 9:30...But don't miss the special openers!


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When & Where

Don the Beachcomber
16278 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM (PDT)

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B&B's Musical Thrills at Don the Beachcomber

B&B's Musical Thrills at Don the Beachcomber presents a variety of excellent roots music, great food and tropical drinks in a relaxed tiki atmosphere with cabaret-style seating, waitstaff and multiple stages.

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