A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt (North by Robert Earl Hardy

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By Robert Earl Hardy

this can be the 1st severe biography of a guy broadly one in all Texas’—and America’s—greatest songwriters. Like Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt used to be the embodiment of that mythic American determine, the stricken troubadour. A Deeper Blue lines Van Zandt’s history because the scion of a popular Texas family members; his early years and his transformation from promising pre-law scholar to wandering people singer; his lifestyles at the street and the demons that pursued and have been pursued through him; the ladies who enjoyed and encouraged him; and the brilliance and enduring great thing about his songs, that are explored intensive. the writer attracts on 8 years’ wide examine and interviews with Townes’ kin and closest associates and associates. He seems to be past the legend and paints a colourful portrait of a posh guy who embraced the darkness of demons and fantasy in addition to the sunshine of deep compassion and humanity, all “for the sake of the song.”

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