Wednesday, August 13 2014
The man warbles and slides around the words and delivers them with pizzazz. He always sounds like he’s singing right from the heart. Even when he’s joking, Shaver’s serious.
Thursday, July 19 2012
To say Shaver's had a hard life is like calling the Pacific Ocean a large body of salt water. Duh.
Tuesday, October 23 2007
He spits and he hollers and testifies and challenges listeners to watch out for his "Holy Ghost power" if they try to kick his ass.
Tuesday, September 20 2005
Having survived unthinkable loss and near death, Billy Joe Shaver sounds wise, confident, and doggedly upbeat -- even when he's singing a heartbreaking tune. Who else could title his album The Real Deal?"
Wednesday, August 25 2004
Tuesday, June 15 2010
"To me [music] is the cheapest psychiatrist there is," Shaver said. "Most of my songs are written trying to get back in the house, or trying to stay alive — one or the other."