Townes Van Zandt

Born 7 March 1944. Died 1 January 1997
Townes Van Zandt
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1944-03-07
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Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt Biography (Wikipedia)

John Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), better known as Townes Van Zandt, was a critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter. Much of Van Zandt’s musical canon--songs such as "Pancho and Lefty", "For the Sake of the Song", "Tecumseh Valley", "Rex's Blues", and "To Live is to Fly"--are widely considered masterpieces of American folk music. His musical style is often described as melancholy in sound and delivery with rich and poetic lyrics. During his early years, Van Zandt was widely respected for his guitar playing and fingerpicking ability.

In 1983, six years after Emmylou Harris had first popularized it, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard covered his song "Pancho and Lefty", reaching number one on the Billboard country music chart. Much of Van Zandt’s life was spent touring various dive bars, often living in cheap motel rooms and backwoods cabins. For much of the 1970s, he lived in a simple shack without electricity or a phone.

His influence has been cited by countless artists across multiple genres, and his music has been recorded or performed by numerous artists, including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, The Counting Crows, Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen Jr., Nanci Griffith, Guy Clark, Wade Bowen, Gillian Welch, Pat Green and Natalie Maines.

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If I Needed You (feat. Emmylou Harris)
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If I Needed You (feat. Emmylou Harris)
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No Place To Fall
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No Place To Fall
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I'll Be Here In The Morning
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I'll Be Here In The Morning
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If I Needed You
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If I Needed You
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Colorado Girl
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Colorado Girl
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Don't Let The Sunshine Fool Ya'
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Don't Let The Sunshine Fool Ya'
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Lungs
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Lungs
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Dead Flowers
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Dead Flowers
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Pancho and Lefty
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Pancho and Lefty
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Talking Thunderbird Blues
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Talking Thunderbird Blues
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Like A Summer Thursday
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Like A Summer Thursday
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Brother Flower
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Brother Flower
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Buckskin Stallion Blues
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Buckskin Stallion Blues
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Two Hands
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Two Hands
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For The Sake Of The Song
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For The Sake Of The Song
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Kathleen
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Kathleen
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Two Girls
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Two Girls
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No Lonesome Tune
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No Lonesome Tune
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Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold
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Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold
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Sad Cinderella
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Sad Cinderella
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Flyin' Shoes
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Flyin' Shoes
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Waiting 'Round To Die
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Waiting 'Round To Die
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Two Girls
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Two Girls
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Waiting Around To Die
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Waiting Around To Die
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No Lonesome Tune
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No Lonesome Tune
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Kathleen
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Kathleen
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