Sunday, October 28, 2012

Billy Joe Shaver @ The Lion's Lair, 2003-04-06

Presenting the living country legend Billy Joe Shaver at the (Worlds Famous) Lion's Lair in Denver Colorado. Capacity at the Lair at the time was about 100. It's a small room with the bar right in the center. Maybe 25 bar stools ringed the bar and the stage was right behind the bar. Front row seats with drink service.

This was one of those show where I felt kind of bad and totally privileged at the same time. The show being on a Sunday night might have contributed to a light turnout but just enough people showed up to fill every bar seat. I couldn't believe that Denver seemed to not know who Billy Joe was or didn't care. Billy Joe didn't seem to care about the small turn out though. He played a great set of songs and told some great stories. 

Towards the end he told the audience that he will play one more song if we would all stand up. Of course everyone stands up and they start the next song. Not far into it he told us all that we could sit back down. What a sweetheart.

Really nice sounding soundboard of this performance. This show is in the top five list of my favorite recordings. Hope you enjoy it.

Billy Joe Shaver

The Lion's Lair
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: MD-722 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (106:31.38)

01. - intro -
02. Love is So Sweet
03. Hold On To Yours (And I’ll Hold On To Mine)
04. Freedom's Child
05. That’s Why The Man In Black Sings The Blues
06. Good Ol’ U.S.A.
07. That’s What She Said Last Night
08. You Wouldn't Know Love #
09. Drinkin’ Back
10. - Todd Snider story -
11. Déja Blues
12. Magnolia Mother’s Love
13. I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train
14. - Honky Tonk Heroes story -
15. Honky Tonk Heroes
16. Black Rose
17. Woman Is the Wonder Of The World
18. - Leavin' Amarillo intro -
19. Leavin' Amarillo
20. I'm Just an Old Chunk Of Coal
21. Bottom Dollar
22. Live Forever
23. Hottest Thing in Town
24. Sweet Mama
25. Thunderbird
26. - Ragged Old Truck story -
27. Ragged Old Truck
28. You Asked Me To
29. Try and Try Again
30. - Jesus intro -
31. You Can't Beat Jesus Christ
32. Tramp on your Street

# Billy Joe Shaver a capella  

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