Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Late Great ...

... Townes Van Zandt:

"Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that."
~ Steve Earle

NB: I grew up in Van Zandt County in East Texas. Townes Van Zandt was the great-great-great-grandson of Isaac Van Zandt, a prominent leader of the Republic of Texas, one of the founders of Fort Worth, and the namesake of my home county.

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Robert Earl Keen [UPDATED]

That's Right (You're Not From Texas)

Jerry Jeff Walker


... and the Boys

... and Willie ...

Waylon ...

The King of Western Swing

Willie & The Wheel

Not-So-Random Thought on a Saturday Afternoon While Listening to a Bob Wills Tribute Album With My Kids ...

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At 2/21/2009 11:47 AM, Blogger Christopher said...

Thank you, Jay -- got into Townes a while back by way of Be Here to Love Me (good film).


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