Shaver to Celebrate his 65th With Austin Bash

Texas singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver will celebrate his 65th birthday with friends at an album release party and concert in Austin. The Billy Joe Shaver Birthday Bash will be held at the Paramount Theater the evening of Aug. 16. Friends paying musical tribute will include Guy Clark, Todd Snider, Bruce Robison, Jessi Colter, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Kinky Friedman, Robert Duvall, Jack Ingram and Dale Watson. Compadre Records will declare a one-week-early street date for Austin fans, with the album Billy and the Kidin stores there on Aug. 17. Elsewhere, it will be released on Aug. 24. Proceeds from the Shaver tribute will be donated to benefit the University of Texas M.D. Cancer Center. The new album contains unfinished tracks by Shaver's late son, Eddy Shaver, which was completed with "visits and instructions" from Eddy.

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