Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Billy Joe Shaver Suffering From a Broken Heart

"I‘m listening to Billy Joe Shaver / And I’m reading James Joyce / Some people tell me I got the blood of the land in my voice." -  Bob Dylan, “I Feel a Change Coming On”.


Following forwarded by my nephew and fellow music aficionado, Chris "Beerboy" Anderson:
"After canceling his three scheduled July shows due to chest pain — including an appearance at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic last week and an upcoming appearance in Luckenbach — Billy Joe Shaver is recovering from minor heart surgery, including a stent procedure yesterday.
Shaver, 71, famously suffered a heart attack on stage in 2001 at the Gruene Hall while playing a New Year’s Eve show. He is expected to make a full recovery and will resume performing in August, said manager Greg Henry.
“He’s scheduled for a bunch of shows in August, and we’ll take stock but we don’t intend to cancel anything at this point,” said Henry. “He even thought he could do his show in Luckenbach on the 17, but we decided it was better to have him rest for a while."
Hang in there Billy Joe, the world needs your kind of man.

2 comments:

Jonny Hamachi said...

Haven't spoke up in awhile.
Still lurking in the garden.
I always enjoy visiting 1410 OakWood.

Gunnar Berg said...

Good to have you here.
I follow your road trips.
Enjoyed the videos of Abe's lads
Immensely.