Mike Ragogna: Live At Billy Bob's Texas: A Conversation With Billy Joe Shaver
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A Conversation With Billy Joe Shaver
Mike Ragogna: Hey there, Billy Joe, how are you?
Billy Joe Shaver: I'm doing real well.
MR: Hey, "Old Five And Dimers" is one of the great songs that you've written, but you're also known for many other classics, many of which appear on your new album, Live At Billy Bob's Texas. Did you feel like it was time to put a project together that revisited them?
BJS: No, I got approached by Frank Jackson. He's a Christian friend of mine, a good ol' boy. He runs that. He approached me about doing it and said Willie had done it. I said, "Well, it's about time. I do it because I have a real cracker-jack band anyways, they're really good. They're young but they're good." So it was time to do it. I love Billy Bob's. It's kind of a favorite place for me.
MR: It's one of those legendary places artists love to play.
BJS: Well, yeah, and it's fun to play there because of the people that work there, all the staff. I guess they require
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