Monday, March 7, 2011


Townes Van Zandt oughta be 67 today.

First, a really excellent version of Waitin' Around to Die. Next, a brief interview and song from 1984's Austin Pickers (Townes does Racin' in the Streets). Third, His son JT sings Blaze Foley's Clay Pigeons, on the patio over at Threadgills, looking and sounding a helluva lot like his daddy. Last is probably my favorite of his songs, Lover's Lullabye, recorded not long before his death.

Townes lived hard, and died way too damn young. He was a truly one of the greats.

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