Billy Don Burns • GS Harper

Billy Don Burns

GS Harper

Beachland Tavern
All Ages
Billy Don Burns performs at the Beachland Tavern with GS Harper.

Billy Don Burns is one of the few remaining original Outlaw Country Music singer songwriters. This long and hard road paved with a honky tonk reality has taken him from Stone County, Arkansas and around the world touring for the past forty plus years. He has been described as “The Warrior Poet” who has gained the respect of some of the greatest songwriters including Billy Joe Shaver, David Lynn Jones, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. Some of BDB’s critically acclaimed albums are "Desperate Men" with Hank Cochran, and “Heroes, Friends and Other Troubled Souls” with Hank Cochran, Willie Nelson, and Tanya Tucker. Willie, Connie Smith, Mel Tillis, and Sammy Kershaw have recorded his songs. Some of the artists that have recently recorded his songs are Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgan, and Colter Wall. Billy Don Burns' new albums; “A Night in Room 8” and “Graveyard in Montgomery” have recently been released and singled out by Rolling Stone, and others. This is a quote from Billy Joe Shaver: "Friend forever! Billy Don is wise beyond his years. Great writer! Great man! A leader in all walks of life. The best man to have on your side, no matter how dangerous the situation."

G.S. Harper, an independent singer-songwriter and guitarist, was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas where he taught himself to play guitar at the age of 12. He began playing live at the age of 14 and everything since then has been what he calls a long and crazy ride. One that's not going to stop any time soon. Harper has played all over the United States, in small corner pubs and major arenas. He performs his original work and works as a freelance guitarist and bassist with bands and solo artists, from local independent musicians to national touring artists.

For most of the last 20 years, Harper has called Cleveland, Ohio home. Its gritty, hardworking, rust belt attitude added depth to his songwriting and was a good match for his Texas roots. Harper released his fifth project, New Mexico Dirt, in 2016 following a successful tour supporting his fourth release, Sixteen Winters. Harper's previous albums were Waiting for April (2002), Live from Cleveland (G.S. Harper and the Lonesome Tomatoes, 2006) and The Belmont Sessions (G.S. Harper with Andrew Zeager, 2008).

Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH, 44110