Donnie Hawley & Hillgrass So. Cal Present: Billy Joe Shaver & Special Guest
Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM (PDT)
Costa Mesa, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Donnie Hawley, Hawleywood's Social Club & Hillgrass Bluebilly Southern California Present:
Billy Joe Shaver
Special Guest: The Freight Shakers
About the artist:
Billy Joe Shaver never became a household name, but his songs -- including "Good Christian Soldier," "Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me," and "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train" -- became country standards during the '70s and his reputation among musicians and critics didn't diminish in the ensuing decades. One of the best synopses of Shaver's upbringing is his own song "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train." When he sings, "my grandma's old-age pension is the reason that I'm standing here today," he ain't kidding. The "good Christian raising" and "eighth grade education" -- not to mention being abandoned by his parents shortly after being born, working on his uncles' farms instead of going to high school, and losing part of his fingers during a job at a sawmill -- are all part of his life story. "I got all my country learning," he sings, "picking cotton, raising hell, and bailing hay."
“Billy Joe Shaver may be the best songwriter alive today” –Willie Nelson
Donnie Hawley, Hawleywood's Social Club and Hillgrass Bluebilly Southern California are thrilled to host the legendary 74 year old Billy Joe Shaver's exclusive Los Angeles area performance! Hawleywood's Social Club has been hosting acclaimed live shows with such notable acts as Phil Alvin, James Intveld, Royal Crown Revue, Nick Curran and many more. Learn more about Hawleywood's here: http://www.hawleywoods.com/#!the_story/c161y
With your ticket purchase, it also includes open bar! Just be sure to tip your bartenders! Sailor Jerry is providing lots of booze so thanks Sailor Jerry! Also Wood Fire Pizza provided by Pitfire Pizza.
Also be sure to check out one of our sponsors, Midnight Rider! Official Waylon Jennings clothing designer as well as tons of other great clothing for guys and gals: http://www.shopmidnightrider.com/
Learn more about Hillgrass Bluebilly So. Cal here: http://hillgrassbluebillysocal.com/?page_id=443
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