Fans of Townes Van Zandt (TVZ) and songwriting


Fans of Townes Van Zandt (TVZ) and songwriting

If you love the craft of songwriting, chances are you're a fan of Townes Van Zandt, the Texas troubadour considered one of the greatest tunesmiths of all time. Join here to connect with other Townes fans near and far.

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Ghosts and Cowboys... and a Song on my Mind 2 Replies

I was on a business trip in Texas, must be 15 years ago now and on the radio comcs the Willie Nelson - Merle Haggard cover of Townes Van Zandt's wonderful Pancho and Lefty. For a New York City boy…Continue

Tags: Van, Zandt, Townes, Pancho, Ghosts

Started by Lon Nork. Last reply by Lon Nork Aug 7, 2013.

My First Music Biz Tape To Townes Circa 1981or 82 6 Replies

In 1981 or 82, Townes played The Rainbow Tavern in The U District in Seattle, WA. I attended with my then girlfriend Britt who was always fun at concerts. I had a cassette tape of what I thought were…Continue

Started by Tim M. Otto. Last reply by Tim M. Otto Oct 4, 2012.

Why Townes Van Zandt is such a great songwriter to me 5 Replies

The first Townes I heard was Poncho and Lefty, the Emmylou Harris version about eight years before Willie and Merle. She being a long time songwriter's singer I was hooked from 'his horse was fast as…Continue

Started by Barry Garneau. Last reply by victor pearson Jun 8, 2012.

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Comment by James Curley on December 7, 2013 at 12:02pm

Greeting fellow Townes fans! Please feel free to listen to my new track called 'A Townes Van Zandt Song' on my ND profile page. Over and out!

Comment by Vic Macho on March 7, 2013 at 3:53pm

Happy Birthday to Townes!

Comment by Brendan Cooke on March 7, 2013 at 3:05am

Happy Birthday Townes!

Comment by Vic Macho on March 2, 2013 at 7:52am

I just heard Rex's Blues from out my window out on the city's main street where I live at. Decided to write this post. does anybody else get this desire to compulsively express their joy for Townes at various times, such as hearing one of his songs somewhere? He's done wonders in my life and countless others, that's for sure (haha ray lamontagne is playing out side now)

Comment by Stonecraft on February 26, 2013 at 6:17am

I've always listened a lot to Townes and love many of his songs!

Comment by ART WILMETH on January 2, 2013 at 11:32am
2013 -1997 = 16
Comment by The Medicine Show on January 2, 2013 at 9:48am

TownesVan Zantd

March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997 6 years ago

Hank Williams

September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953 60 Years ag0

(give or take a couple of day)

Comment by ART WILMETH on January 2, 2013 at 9:29am
Med show I'm sure it's a misprint but didn't Townes die in 97 NYD ?
Comment by The Medicine Show on January 2, 2013 at 9:05am

Happy New Year Everyone.

This the first Medicine Show opf 2013 is dedicated to 2 musicial heroes. 6 years ago to new years day we lost Townes Van Zandt and 60 years ago to the same day we lost Hank Williams, this weeks Health and Happiness Hour is a tribute to and celebration of the music and legacy of those of 2 pillars of American Music.

I dedicate this show to the memory of my Father who also died on New Years Day 16 years ago. listen again and more information

Comment by Joe Owers on December 20, 2012 at 4:16pm
TVZ's songs have meant a lot to me for a long while.Feel fortunate to have found a site like this.Thanks!

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