Billy Joe Shaver will celebrate his 65th birthday Aug. 16 with a show at the Paramount Theater in Austin. Signed on to appear are Guy Clark, Todd Snider, Bruce Robison, Jessi Colter, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Kinky Friedman, Robert Duvall, Jack Ingram and Dale Watson.
In honor of the celebration, billed as “the Billy Joe Shaver Birthday Bash,” Compadre Records has declared an early Austin-only street date for Shaver’s new album, “Billy and the Kid.” The set — which contains tracks Shaver completed that were begun by his late son, Eddy Shaver — will hit Austin stores Aug. 17, a week before streeting in the rest of the country.
Proceeds from the Shaver tribute will be donated to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at startickets.com.
Currently on the road in Europe, Shaver will return to the States and tour heavily through the holidays, including a stop at the Americana Music Assn. conference in September in Nashville.
Shaver is booked by Mike Drudge at Class Act Entertainment.