Waylon Jennings, 1974, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin

In 1974 Waymore was raw and surly. I remember him glaring at me and thinking, “Man! I hope he doesn’t kick me…” He didn’t. Good thing. This shot is the cover of the album “Waylon Live-the expanded edition” He was also, in my opinion, a better performer than he’d ever be, later. He was really great in ’74-’75, just the perfect balance of fresh, new, raw and tough. And the voice and swagger and songs by Billy Joe Shaver didn’t hurt, either.

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