Unreleased Townes Van Zandt Collection Coming In March

Gotta love Townes Van Zandt, and particularly the news that a previously unreleased collection of songs titled Sky Blue will be released via Fat Possum on the 7th March (which would have been his 75th birthday). The recordings were made in early 1973 with the late Bill Hedgepeth, a journalist, musician, and most crucially a close friend of TVZ. The singer-songwriter was splitting his time … Continue reading Unreleased Townes Van Zandt Collection Coming In March

Laura Marling – Born To Love & Colorado Girl

Here is a live version of an, as yet, unreleased song and a lovely Townes Van Zandt cover by Laura Marling.  Both were recorded for US Radio station NPR’s eTown programme. Born To Love has featured regularly in her live sets over the past year or so and Colorado Girl is one of our favourite TVZ songs. Watch both here. . . . Continue reading Laura Marling – Born To Love & Colorado Girl

Jason Lytle & Ben Bridwell Cover Townes Van Zandt

Jason Lytle is on tour with Band of Horses and prior to setting out, Ben Bridwell sent him a “vocal, drum, guitar” demo that he’d recorded in a hotel in Milan asking if he wanted to “add some whatever“. Jason says he proceeded to “slather sonic goo and build and mix upon it until he suspected the ghost of Townes Van Zandt was starting to get … Continue reading Jason Lytle & Ben Bridwell Cover Townes Van Zandt