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Billy Joe Shaver, Aug. 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Billy Joe Shaver, Aug. 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

The show was an hour and a half late. Audience members were understandably nervous. Then, in strode Billy Joe Shaver — all 77 years of him.

Blackberry Smoke, “Waiting on the Thunder” from Like an Arrow (2016): One Track Mind

Blackberry Smoke, “Waiting on the Thunder” from Like an Arrow (2016): One Track Mind

Blackberry Smoke’s last album needed a little more grit. If “Waiting for the Thunder” is any indication, maybe we’ll get some of that back.

Steven Tyler – We’re All Somebody From Somewhere (2016)

Steven Tyler – We’re All Somebody From Somewhere (2016)

I wasn’t going to listen to Steven Tyler’s new country-influenced album, but I’m such an Aerosmith fanboy that I unfortunately just couldn’t resist.

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, July 23, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, July 23, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

The two words that repeatedly came to my mind during Lyle Lovett’s concert were “generosity” and “faith.”

Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20 (2016)

Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20 (2016)

Once again Lucinda Williams excels at making her pain, perseverance and hope relatable to ours, like few others can.

Chad Bradford, “At Christmas Time” (2015): One Track Mind

Chad Bradford, “At Christmas Time” (2015): One Track Mind

Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you’re still sure to appreciate both the message and melody of Bradford’s song that illuminates with classic purity.

Yes, “Clap” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Clap” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Initially, it might have been difficult to imagine a three-minute acoustic Yes track having such an impact. Then Steve Howe begins playing “Clap.”

Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis shared an uncanny chemistry on Two Men With the Blues

Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis shared an uncanny chemistry on Two Men With the Blues

I’m not one to snap up everything Willie Nelson or Wynton Marsalis puts out. But ‘Two Men With the Blues,’ released in the summer of 2008, was special.

Lobo – The Best of Lobo (1993): On Second Thought

Lobo – The Best of Lobo (1993): On Second Thought

It’s time for a reassessment of Lobo. You’re reminded on this great compilation that he penned spiffy songs, and sang them with inviting sincerity.

Solitaire Miles, “Ghost Riders in the Sky” from Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas (2015)

Solitaire Miles, “Ghost Riders in the Sky” from Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas (2015)

Given Solitaire Miles’ musical education, her Susie Blue persona may come as a surprise to some, but it is hardly a lark – and this proves it.