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To live's to fly : the ballad of the late, great Townes Van Zandt

Author: John Kruth
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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At last, the authorized biography of Van Zandt, who wrote such unforgettable songs as Pancho & Lefty and If I Needed You. Born to a wealthy oil family in Texas, hounded by alcoholism and an unshakable depression, Van Zandt pursued a nomadic existence. This book is a compelling portrait of a complex, haunted artist.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kruth, John.
To live's to fly.
Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo, 2007
(OCoLC)639850382
Named Person: Townes Van Zandt; Townes Van Zandt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kruth
ISBN: 9780306815539 0306815532
OCLC Number: 77795641
Description: viii, 326 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Kruth.

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"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 "I think of Townes as the greatest folk song Read more...

 
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