Preview: Billy Joe Shaver at Woodlands

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

The rugged Texas singer-songwriter is the talent behind 1973's "Old Five and Dimers Like Me," a set of straight-up outlaw country tearjerkers whose title track has been covered by Waylon Jennings and many more. This is saloon music from a guy born during the Depression, and he has a whole bunch of stunners up his sleeve. Those who dig a slow, sad ballad and an even slower drawl will be knocked out.

Shaver's appearance at Woodlands marks yet another in the bar's series of appearances by under-sung heroes. Molly Winters and Zach Whitney open.

Woodlands Tavern

9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7

1200 W. 3rd Ave., Grandview