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

Saturday, July 10, 2010

More BJS

Billy Joe Shaver and his son, guitar master Eddy, after Brenda, Eddy's mother and Billy Joe's wife died. ("I loved her so much I married her three times.") A short time later Eddy died, leaving Billy Joe alone. He can tear my heart out.
For Dex.




Billy Joe lost his picking fingers in a logging accident that limited his guitar playing, but LORD that didn't stop him from teaching his son to play. Unfortunately most of it isn't on YouTube. Yet. Eddy was the most under rated blues picker in the history of guitar, but he loved that heroin too much.

1 comment:

Mimbres Man said...

Billy Joe Shaver has had so many losses and hardships. He IS the quintessential country singer...one of my (and my wife's) favorites.