Great rockin’ track from Billy Joe, with Eddy on guitar and Mickey Raphael making a guest appearance on harmonica.
A cover of a Hank Williams Jr. song. A good one, too.
Here are a couple of videos of a guy called joshporter08 that I found on youtube covering Merle & Hank Jr. The guy’s got a good voice, check him out.
Billy Joe Shaver is one of the greatest songwriters who ever lived. It’s that simple. A devout, humble man, Billy Joe is highly regarded by some of the most successful artists in country music. His son Eddy was a hugely talented guitar player, who played with his old man for many years.
I’ve been a fan of Willie Nelson for many years, and I was lucky enough to see him playing the last time he toured the frozen north. If you like Willie’s music, check out Jelmer de Haas’ photos on flickr.
I’ve seen Billy Joe Shaver play in the frozen north too, he did a one-off gig at the Arches in Glasgow a couple of years ago. These guys are definitely, in the words of Billy Joe, the real deal. If you don’t know who Billy Joe Shaver is, you can see him right here.
I’ve also got to mention a great Willie Nelson blog I found called Still Is Still Moving. If you want to know what Willie’s up to just now, that’s the place to find out.