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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.

Yes, “To Be Over” from Relayer (1974):  YESterdays

Yes, “To Be Over” from Relayer (1974): YESterdays

“To Be Over,” the closing track on ‘Relayer,’ demonstrates the creative high that Yes was on in 1974.

Seth Walker – Gotta Get Back (2016)

Seth Walker – Gotta Get Back (2016)

Think of ‘Gotta Get Back’ more as Walker’s renewal of his vows to the family and sweet, soulful roots music that made him who he is.

Chicago, “Where Do We Go From Here” from Chicago II (1970): Saturday in the Park

Chicago, “Where Do We Go From Here” from Chicago II (1970): Saturday in the Park

A gentle, hymn-like piece, “Where Do We Go From Here” marks the first Peter Cetera composition to be recorded by Chicago.

Metallica, “Hardwired” from Hardwired … to Self Destruct (2016): One Track Mind

Metallica, “Hardwired” from Hardwired … to Self Destruct (2016): One Track Mind

I didn’t want to go with a knee-jerk reaction to Metallica’s “Hardwired.” I wanted to give it a chance to grow on me. It hasn’t yet.

Outset – Outset (2016)

Outset – Outset (2016)

Chicago’s chordless quartet’s self-titled album ‘Outset’ is a laudable debut not of what is possible down the road but what is achieved right out of the gate.

Fresh Cut Orchestra, “Gray, Freddie” (2016): Something Else! Video Premiere

Fresh Cut Orchestra, “Gray, Freddie” (2016): Something Else! Video Premiere

A no-nonsense, unvarnished approach to the music accompanies the message rendered by the core, acoustic FCO for this one-off tune calling attention to police brutality.

Kansas, “With This Heart” from The Prelude Implicit (2016): One Track Mind

Kansas, “With This Heart” from The Prelude Implicit (2016): One Track Mind

A rebuilt lineup of Kansas recalls their past, even as they show tremendous growth, on an advance track from the band’s first new album in 16 years.

Toto, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Stranger in Town” was written by Toto’s David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, who also composed the smash hit “Africa.” But it couldn’t be more different.

Bill Evans – Time Remembered, The Life & Music of Bill Evans (2016, DVD)

Bill Evans – Time Remembered, The Life & Music of Bill Evans (2016, DVD)

The truth and beauty in Evans’ music is impossible to forget. Bruce Spiegel’s well done documentary ‘Time Remembered, The Life & Music of Bill Evans’ makes sure that we don’t.