Billy Joe Shaver

If you approach Texas honky-tonk legend Billy Joe Shaver at any point during this show, please be on your best behavior. In 2007, he shot a random dude named Billy Coker in the face outside a bar near Waco when the latter showed Shaver some 'tude. Shaver was ultimately acquitted, in spite of his testifying that for him to have walked away from the altercation with Coker would have been "chicken shit." But, really, don't let an isolated incident scare you away: Shaver, now 73, is still one of the country music's most brilliant lyricists and energetic performers, and the Treehouse's backwoods location will make you feel like you're seeing country's ultimate outlaw in the sort of place where freedom reigns. MIKE SEELY

Wed., Oct. 17, 8 p.m., 2012

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