Archive for the 'Townes Van Zandt' Category

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Though he made plenty of them over his career, Townes Van Zandt was not particularly interested in studio recordings. He was a songwriter first and foremost, a performer second, and a record-maker a distant third, preferring to let producers and session men do the heavy lifting when it came to laying down his songs on […]

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

There’s a collection of unreleased Townes Van Zandt recordings from 1971-72 coming out in a few weeks. I haven’t heard a note of it, but I’m going to go out on a limb and call it one of the best releases of 2013. The years 1968-1973 were Van Zandt’s peak period, with classics pouring out […]

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

J. Tillman covering Townes Van Zandt off the recent compilation Introducing Townes Van Zandt Via The Great Unknown. Also featuring: Great Lake Swimmers, Anders Parker, Chris Mills and more. MP3: J. Tillman :: My Proud Mountains (Townes Van Zandt) ——————— + Download J. Tillman via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial offer ———————————————————————————————————————————————

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) As tributes go, Townes is the sound of inevitability.  One of Steve Earle’s biggest influences, the troubadour famously  proclaimed ““Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world, and I’ll […]

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

I’m presently doing a bit of music supervision for an independent film, set in west Texas, and have been looking for the right mood for certain scenes. Not so much the exact song that will be accompanying the scene, but more so music that captures the essence of what the the narrative wants/needs/deserves…the nuance of […]