August 24, 2001 at 6:53 pm #44617
Townes Van Zandt,for those who don`t know was a brilliant singer/songwriter from Texas,in the folk/country music vein.He never cared much for being a star,lived in a cabin in Tennessee mostly.Steve Earle said he was better than Bob Dylan,Earle also said he`d stand on Dylan`s coffee table in his cowboy boots and tell him that.
Deepsludge-I never read anything about him being an addict,Dead Flowers is a Stones song,not his own,his death of what I heard was a heart attack.But,I still have`nt read enough to be sure if he had any drug woes.There are some good web sites,there are some cool song clips too,which are lo fi but way cool.Townes Van Zandt.com is run by his wife,check out that one.His songs became popular through cover tunes by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard,Emmylou Harris,and Don Williams.The most famous was "Pancho And Lefty",a song that has a melody so killer!man,that song is amazing,the lyrics,everything about it;other songs I also like:Snake Mountain Blues,wicked tune as well,Waitin Around To Die,awesome;Dollar Bill Blues,way cool;etc.August 24, 2001 at 8:06 pm #64800
From my knowledge of Townes, he was a massive drunk, but not on "dope".August 25, 2001 at 8:11 am #64801
TVZ was one of the greatest songwriters of our time. I was lucky enough to see him live three times, always at the same place, a small pub called the TomTom in a small place near where I live. The last time he was there I was lucky enough to talk with him as well, great guy, great stories (not all of them true though…)
There’s a TVZ tribute album coming out next month, it will be called ‘Poet’, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Cowboy Junkies, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris are among the contributors, looking forward to it !!!!!August 25, 2001 at 10:44 am #64802
Lyle Lovett covered several TVZ tunes on "Step Inside This House," a double album of covers. I missed out on Townes while he was still alive, and folks like LL and Steve Earle have done quite a bit in bringing people to TVZ. Didn’t he write "Techumpsa Valley" (sp)??August 25, 2001 at 11:23 am #64803
yeah Townes Wrote "Tecumseh Valley",I first heard Steve Earle do it,then Nanci Griffith on her "Other Voices,Other Rooms" album;Townes sings back up.
den buck-that tribute album should be good,too bad they did`nt ask J,I would love to hear J do "Sanitarium Blues".
Richard Buckner is often compared to Townes,I never heard any of you talk about him,if you don`t know his music,check out tinytelephone.com there`s 8 mp3`s there,check them out if you like Townes,Farrar,Earle.August 25, 2001 at 1:33 pm #64804
Got 2 Richard Buckner albums: ‘Devotion + Doubt’ (great album, great title as well…) and his latest one, ‘The Hill’, based on poems by Edgar Lee Masters (‘Spoon River Anthology’). It’s a fascinating album telling about the lives and deaths of people in a small town in Illinois, fascinating stuff, only ‘problem’ is that it is recorded as just one 34-minute track….
He also appears on "Real, the Tom T. Hall Project", a tribute to another great storytelling songwriter!August 25, 2001 at 3:45 pm #64805
<BLOCKQUOTE><font>quote:</font><HR> Salamiguy wrote:
The Hill was one of my fav albums from last year;it all being on one track did`nt bother me. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
A friend of mine has a radio show, he wanted to play something of it, so it bothered him… He solved the problem by playing the complete album [img]images/smiles/converted/smile.gif[/img]August 26, 2001 at 2:39 am #64806
Devotion And Doubt is the only Buckner album I don`t have,can`t find it here,it`ll pop up someday I`m sure.
The Hill was one of my fav albums from last year;it all being on one track did`nt bother me.
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