March 16, 1994 |
Great moments in career development, courtesy of Billy Joe Shaver: "I was out at a CBS (Records) party, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville," recalls the colorful country music veteran. "I got up on a rail there and threatened to jump down into the lobby if (they) didn't give me a recording contract. . . . There was a bunch of people trying to save me, but I almost fell off anyway. "I got it, and it still didn't do no good, darn it. I did the best I could."
November 17, 1994 |
It's hard to imagine a better choice to bring country music to the new Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza than country legend, Willie Nelson. Considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of country music, Nelson has more than 100 albums to his credit. In 1992 he received the Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award, and the following year he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
March 29, 2012
MUSIC Todd Snider, the satirical troubadour known for his lyrical understanding of the great balladeers including Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joe Shaver, hits the road with countrified protest-tinged tunes from his new album, "The Excitement Plan. " El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $25. (323) 936-6400; http://www.theelrey.com.
July 26, 1998 |
*** Shaver, "Victory." New West. Billy Joe Shaver teams with his guitarist-mandolinist son Eddy for an outing that's largely about a man's search for heaven--from the religious concept to the kind found in a woman's embrace to the one in the parent-child relationship. Woody Guthrie's searching folk and Johnny Cash's latter-day spiritual restlessness echo through the elder Shaver's detail-rich writing and experience-soaked vocals. Shaver plays Saturday at Jacks Sugar Shack.
June 14, 2001
Long before letterbox and John Ford put the American West on the wide screen, the Wild West was captured by photographers who turned to panorama to document the always changing landscape. "The Great Wide Open: Panoramic Photographs and Western Spaces," opening today at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, focuses on these panoramic photographs of the trans-Mississippi West from the 1850s to the present through about 60 images by early photographers such as Carleton E.