Unless you were doing drugs with the legendary American country singer Townes Van Zandt in the early 1970s you are unlikely to have encountered the gentle genius of Daniel Antopolsky. The singer-songwriter, who has been dubbed the "missing...Show More Summary
The honky-tonk hero embraces his outlaw roots. by Santi Elijah Holley S teve Earle’s got some stories. You don’t pal around with Townes Van Zandt, sustain a 30-year career in music, survive a devastating heroin addiction, serve hardShow More Summary
Sounds like: Ryley Walker, Townes Van Zandt, Justin Townes Earl Song: Grant Earl LaValley - The In-Betweens What's so good? "The In-Betweens" is the first single taken from American singer-songwriter Grant Earl LaValley's forthcoming...Show More Summary
In east Texas, the wide path of destruction stretches for 35 miles in Van Zandt County alone. In the small town of Canton, at least four people were killed and more than 50 were hurt.
Dark Americana chanteuse Lindi Ortega will release ‘Til The Goin’ Gets Gone’ an EP of four songs, three originals and a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Waiting ‘Round To Die” on March 17. In her downtime last year she rediscovered an intimacy she had neglected. As the lyric video for the title cut demonstrates there’s […]
Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is quintessentially Texan and also the oldest dance hall in the state. Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Townes Van Zandt, have also performed there.
The comp features The Menzingers (covering Jason Isbell), Laura Stevenson (covering Townes Van Zandt), Jeff Rosenstock (covering Bikini Kill), Chris Farren (covering Against Me!), Augusta Koch of Cayetana (covering The Mountain Goats),...Show More Summary
Proceeds from "Beautiful Strangers" and his cover of Townes Van Zandt's "No Place To Fall" will benefit gun control advocacy.
Texan folkie Kevin Morby has released a new one-off single called “Beautiful Strangers,” dedicated to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Sales of the track will benefit Everytown For Gun Safety, a nonprofit that advocates for the strengthening of gun laws. Morby finds comfort in viewing recent acts of violence such as the Paris […]
This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...
In this fourth installment of Yeti’s “My Old Man” video series, JT, the oldest son of Townes Van Zandt, talks about the legacy of his father and finding his own passion for fly fishing and the outdoors.
On a hot, swampy Texas summer night, the last thing you want to do is stand in close proximity to hundreds of sweaty overdressed individuals chain drinking cold whiskey in an attempt to drown out the uncomfortable heat. That is, unless...Show More Summary
John Townes “J.T.” Van Zandt shares powerful memories of his father – his absence, his demons, his genius. And finding his own path. … I dare you not to tear up.
The incredible outlaw country documentary featuring the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Young, David Allan Coe, Larry Jon Wilson, and Steve Earle is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a reissue box set from Light in the Attic Records.
Alt. country hero Earle on "utterly bat shit politics." Nashville songwriter, Townes Van Zandt disciple, and onetime actor on “The Wire” Steve Earle is one of the great ornery figures in alt-country. His latest album,“Colvin and Earle,” is a collaboration with the folkie Shawn Colvin — a short, winning album with a fair bit of rootsy twang. Show More Summary
Patric Johnston on His Latest Album ‘Old Friends, New Friends’ From tragic folk heroes like Townes Van Zandt to grunge bands like The Butthole Surfers and legendary hip-hop artists like DJ Screw, Texas is the birthplace of so many music legends, it’s getting hard to keep track of them all. Hailing from Lubbock, the same town as […]
In Memory Of Guy Clark (1941 – 2016) The Music Featured On This Weeks Episode Is From The Following Albums: This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark (2011) Colter Wall – Imaginary Appalachia (2015) Townes Van Zandt – Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos (1971-1972) (2013) Luke Bell – Luke Bell […]
The great Guy Clark has died. One of the finest country-folk singers ever and a foundational figure in the alt-country genre, Clark had been sick for some time. He was not only good friends with Townes Van Zandt, but his partner in crazy living, as you can read about in this great late-life profile. Clark […]
Many people have sung the Townes Van Zandt tale of Pancho and Lefty. Lefty did Pancho wrong. We all know that. Emmylou's telling of the story of the betrayal sound so sweet though. What are you listening to tonight?
This Weeks Episode Features Live Music From: Colter Wall & Justin Payne The Music Featured On This Weeks Episode Is From The Following Albums: Tyler Childers – Bottles & Bibles (2011) Townes Van Zandt – Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos (1971-1972) (2013) Hellbound Glory – Old Highs & New Lows (2010) Robert […]