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Texas singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver is a prolific composer who draws inspiration from his life experiences: turning horses to working in a sawmill; his relationship with religion and his family. All raw material for honing classic country songs, many of which are anthemic in the Outlaw Country music scene of yore. We’ll talk to Shaver about his life in music. Then, the former Crawfish Queen of Breaux Bridge, Yvette Landry, shares stories of coming to music and song-making later in life, and her work with the "Godfather of Swamp Pop," Warren Storm. Plus music by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Marcia Ball and Fats Domino.

American Routes airs Fridays at noon on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

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