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 #17412  by Shaggy
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:40 am
Any other fans around these here parts?

One of my favorites singer-songwriters. I don't think anyone has written as many sad but sweet acoustic ballads as Townes did.

If you haven't yet seen the movie/dvd Be Here To Love Me, then I suggest you order it now! At times it's heartbreaking but brilliant all through.

 #17422  by hobbsy
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:36 pm
I really like him too. I had never heard of him until I saw Ray Lamontagne on PBS and he made a couple remarks about how great Townes Van Zandt was. Excellent singer/songrwriter and I'm a sucker for a sad song. John Prine is also real good, kind of the same genre...

 #17431  by chubbypony
 Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:26 pm
i love him, im man enough to admit that pancho and lefty might be my favorite song. I love playing it during shows, it is so well written.

 #17458  by Shaggy
 Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:25 am
If I Needed You is one of my favorites. I know many artists have covered his stuff but I prefer his own versions. So raw and full of meaning.

 #17495  by germfisk
 Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:37 am
White Freightliner Blues is a great song.

Also, his cover of Dead Flowers that is on the Big Lebowski soundtrack is incredible...