Outlaw country original Billy Joe Shaver at The Palms on Friday

By From page A9 | October 10, 2012

Billy Joe Shaver, whose music kick-started the vibrant outlaw country music movement, returns to The Palms at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Shaver is widely credited with creating the outlaw country music that grew from Texas, and with playing a vital role in modern honky-tonk and gospel. He is known for his songs “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” “Honky Tonk Heroes” and “Live Forever.”

Rarely can a single album be designated the first in a new genre, but Waylon Jennings’ 1973 release “Honky Tonk Heroes” — with all but one of the songs written by Shaver — is credited as the first of so-called “outlaw country” music. Shaver released his own now-classic debut album “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” the same year, and almost every song on that album has become a classic.

Tickets are $20 and are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Watermelon Music in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out. For more information, call 530-795-1825 or visit palmsplayhouse.com or billyjoeshaver.com.

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