Saturday, January 25, 2014

The late Townes Van Zandt

Good morning friends, I hope you are all cozy.  
I would like to introduce anyone who hasn’t already of heard of him, to country blues man Townes Van Zandt.  This cat was the humble engine driver to the train that was Nashville music in the 70’s.  He was the head of a singer-songwriter circle that included heavy-weights such as David Allen Coe and Steve Earle.  Despite the success that his contemporaries achieved, he never shared in the spotlight, preferring a behind the scenes role.  
This guy is an incredibly talented song writer.  He’s been compared to the exalted Bob Dylan, and  covered by the likes of Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Andrew Bird, and Bob himself, among numerous more.  
I just picked up his 1979 album, Flyin’ Shoes and have been thoroughly enjoying it.  I’d like to share it with you this morning.

Here is the first track, Loretta, off this great album.  Mellow out.

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