Tag: Townes van Zandt

Video of the day

Here is a nice post about Townes from a great blog called Johanna’s Visions

Movie of the day

Heartworn Highways poster

One of my favourite music documentaries is Heartworn Highways. It’s based around the whole Texas scene with Townes van Zandt, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, and Steve Earle, just to name a few. I thought it would be possible to find the documentary in full on Youtube but apparently not so you will have to buy it or download it. These are my two of my favourite clips from the movie. The first one because it shows how awesome session musicians were back then, check out Albert Lee on guitar playing a 335, recorded at Creative Workshop in Nashville. The second clip is because it shows how truly talented Townes van Zandt was as a songwriter.

Photo of the day

Townes Van Zandt with chicken
“There’s only two kinds of music: the blues and zippety doo-dah.” – Townes Van Zandt