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

By Robert Earl Hardy

ISBN-10: 1574412477

ISBN-13: 9781574412475

ISBN-10: 157441285X

ISBN-13: 9781574412857

this can be the 1st severe biography of a guy commonly 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 lines Van Zandt’s historical past because the scion of a famous Texas relatives; his stricken early years and his transformation from promising pre-law pupil to wandering people singer; his lifestyles at the highway and the demons that pursued and have been pursued via him; the ladies who enjoyed and encouraged him; and the brilliance and enduring great thing about his songs, that are explored extensive. the writer attracts on 8 years’ wide examine and interviews with Townes’ relations and closest pals and co-workers. He seems to be past the legend and paints a colourful portrait of a fancy guy who embraced the darkness of demons and delusion in addition to the sunshine of deep compassion and humanity, all “for the sake of the song.”

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