Friday, December 13, 2002

Billy Joe Shaver

Went to see Billy Joe Shaver wednesday night in a club in west Toronto - dynamite performance from old Texas country singer/songwriter (Honky Tonk Heroes etc). "Why have I written so many songs? Because I'm so damn old!" Could work the audience like a charm - drinking Evian water - "I wasn't drinking this twenty years ago, I just noticed it spells naive backwards, It's us that's naive drinking this stuff."
Probably been telling the same gag for ten years but he brought the house down with tight band and aw shucks humour. Roars of applause before he'd played a note.

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