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Billy Joe Shaver

When: Wed., June 17, 8 p.m. 2015

When it comes to outlaw country, Billy Joe Shaver is as real-deal and o.g. as it gets. With his wild lifestyle (he shot a man in a bar fight just eight years ago), the guy who wrote almost every song on Waylon Jennings’ landmark ‘73 album Honky Tonk Heroes wasn’t a safe bet to live to 75, much less to be touring on one of the best albums of his career at that age. Nevertheless, Shaver’s potent Long in the Tooth is his first album ever to enter the Billboard charts, and his ragged-but-right renditions of both his new and old tunes are the kind of thing the phrase “salt of the earth” (also a Shaver album title) was invented for. —Jim Allen

Price: $25-$30

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