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

By Robert Earl Hardy

this can be the 1st severe biography of a guy generally certainly one of 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 troubadour. A Deeper Blue strains Van Zandt’s heritage because the scion of a widespread Texas relatives; his early years and his transformation from promising pre-law pupil to wandering people singer; his existence at the highway and the demons that pursued and have been pursued through him; the ladies who enjoyed and encouraged him; and the brilliance and enduring fantastic thing about his songs, that are explored extensive. the writer attracts on 8 years’ broad study and interviews with Townes’ family members and closest acquaintances and co-workers. He seems 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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