‘Introducing Townes Van Zandt Via The Great Unknown’
‘Introducing Townes Van Zandt Via The Great Unknown’ is an album, which pretty much does what it says on the tin: It introduces one of the greatest songwriters/singers ever, via 19 artists, who though they happen to be amazing, float miles away from the mainstream.
On the not-so-unknown end of the Unknown scale, this album features:
J. Tillman (Fleet Foxes) (US)
Great Lake Swimmers (CAN)
Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time (UK)
Jad Fair (US)
and so on…
On the almost-unknown end of the Unknown scale, the album features:
Lessons In Time (AU)
Gustav Haggren (SWE)
and so on…
Though unknown to most “general” music fans, Townes Van Zandt is a vital inspiration to many great musicians and bands, among those; Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Bright Eyes, Kings Of Leon, Tindersticks and all of the sublime artists on this album!
To discover Townes Van Zandt is a thrill.
To then find out there are an astounding amount of mind blowing songs and albums by him to indulge in, is luxury!
‘Introducing Townes Van Zandt Via The Great Unknown’ is out Oct 26th 2009 on Forthesakeofthesong.
A page dedicated to this project, feat. links to all artists taking part:
Fore more info: