Podcast: November 1, 2020

Episode #861

Another week, another of the all-time greatest songwriters gone. Last week we paid tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker, and this week we say a fond farewell to Billy Joe Shaver, one of the most revered and covered songwriters of them all. Billy Joe lived through just about every danger and tragedy there is, so I was starting to think that he was immortal, but 2020 has a nasty way of proving everyone’s mortality. Billy Joe leaves behind a catalogue full of incredible songs that will be sung forever, and the first hour of the show is full of only some of the best. In hour two, we’ve got some more new music, requests, and other stuff. Keep your loved ones and songwriting icons in your thoughts and prayers folks. Let’s keep each other safe so I don’t have to do any more tributes this year.

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Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB=Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

Todd Snider – Good News Blues – East Nashville Skyline
Billy Joe Shaver – Déjà Blues (feat. Todd Snider) – Freedom’s Child
Jerry Jeff Walker – Old Five And Dimers Like Me – Great Gonzos
Foster Martin Band – I’ve Been to Georgia – Roller Coaster Ride – CDN – MB
Kerri Woelke – If I Give My Soul – Where We Were – CDN – WPG

Billy Joe Shaver – I’ll Love You as Much as I Can – Long in the Tooth
Billy Joe Shaver – Drinkin’ Back (feat. Bob Schneider, Randy Rogers Band, Old 97s & Honeybrowne) – Brewed in Texas, Vol. 2
Kris Kristofferson – Good Christian Soldier – Kris Kristofferson
Billy Joe Shaver – You Just Can’t Beat Jesus Christ (feat. Johnny Cash) – Everybody’s Brother
Billy Joe Shaver – Hard to Be an Outlaw (feat. Willie Nelson) – Long in the Tooth

Waylon Jennings – Honky Tonk Heroes – Honky Tonk Heroes
The Highwaymen – Live Forever – The Road Goes On Forever
Bobby Bare – Ride Me Down Easy – Ride Me Down Easy
Johnny Paycheck – Ragged Old Truck – The Soul & The Edge
Mark Stuart And The Bastard Sons – I’m Just An Old Chunk Of Coal – Bend In The Road
The Gourds – Omaha – Shinebox

Skydiggers – November in Ontario – Desmond’s Hip City – CDN
Kellen Saip – Bear Bones – Bear Bones – CDN
Shawn William Clarke – Leonard Cohen – Spectral Acoustics Vol 1 – CDN
Murray McLauchlan – I Live On A White Cloud – single – CDN
Ryland Moranz – If I Had Wings – XO, 1945 – CDN
Joe Nolan – When I’m Feeling Down – CDN

Smokekiller – You’ll Find Out – Chiba – CDN
Northcote – Streets of Gold – Let Me Roar – CDN
Mike Edel & Cumulus – Giving up on Giving In – En Masse – CDN
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Up All Night – Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!

Joshua Hyslop – Free Fallin’ – single – CDN
Steep Canyon Rangers – Honey on My Tongue – Arm in Arm
Caamp – Keep the Blues Away – By and By
Grant-Lee Phillips – Leave a Light On – Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff


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