The son of country artist, Billy Joe Shaver, Eddy learned to play guitar at an early age, tutored by Allman Brothers Band guitarist, Dickey Betts, who gave Eddy his first guitar. As a young man, he accompanied his father as well as country music greats Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Dwight Yoakam.
Later, Eddy performed with his father in the duo Shaver. Together, they recorded several critically acclaimed albums.
Eddy made plans to record his first solo album in 2001, but those plans were quashed when he died on December 31, 2000 of a heroin overdose, at the age of 38.
- "Shaver Guitarist Dead at Thirty-Eight: Shaver : Rolling Stone".[dead link]
- Leigh, Spencer (January 8, 2001). "Eddy Shaver - Obituaries, News - The Independent". London. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
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