1972 BW Stevenson – Lead Free

Lead Free was BW Stevenson’s second solo album, released in 1972

BW Stevenson (October 5, 1949 – April 28, 1988), born Louis Charles Stevenson, was an American country pop artist, working in a genre now called progressive country. “B.W.” stood for “Buckwheat.” Stevenson was born in Dallas, Texas, and attended W. H. Adamson High School with such other future noted musicians as Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Larry Groce.

Stevenson performed and was taped for the intended pilot of Austin City Limits on October 13, 1974. However, the recording quality was deemed too poor to broadcast. Willie Nelson’s performance taped the following night ended up being aired as the first episode of the long-running program


1Like What You Do (BW Stevenson)2:39
2Early Morning Memphis (BW Stevenson)2:31
3My Feet Are So Weary (BW Stevenson)3:51
4Waitin’ for Spring (BW Stevenson)4:33
5Gypsies (BW Stevenson)3:25
6Don’t Go to Mexico (Dan McCrimmon)2:40
7August Evening Lady (BW Stevenson)3:19
8Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin)3:24
9Touch of Pennsylvania (Dave Loggins)3:42
10Minuet for My Lady (BW Stevenson)2:54
11Maybe Mexico (Jerry Jeff Walker)2:47
12Jackson (BW Stevenson)2:09



BassEmory Gordy
DrumsDennis St. John
DrumsJim Gordon
Acoustic GuitarBW Stevenson
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarLarry Carlton
Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
PianoLarry Muhoberac
HarmonicaMickey Raphael
FiddleGib Guilbeau
Background VocalsGib Guilbeau
Background VocalsLarry Murray
Background VocalsLinda Dillard
Background VocalsThad Maxwell
VocalsBW Stevenson

Liner Notes

Producer – David Kershenbaum
Arranged – Barry Fasman
Conductor – Barry Fasman