YouTube Saturday – Townes Van Zandt (covers by Devendra Banhart, Redbird w/Jeffrey Focault and Peter Mulvey, and Nancy Griffith)

Townes Van Zandt. What can you say about good ol’ Townes? He’s one of the most tragic figures in the history of music. So much talent wasted by booze and such a young life snuffed out. His songs may well go down as some of the best ever written. “Poncho and Lefty” has been covered dozens of times and is considered his signature tune.

Townes’ first song he ever wrote “Waitin’ Around To Die”

Townes w/Blaze Foley – “Snowin’ on Raton”

“Pancho and Lefty”

“Colorado Girl” by Devendra Banhart

“White Freightliner Blues” by Redbird (Peter Mulvey, Jeffrey Foucault, David Goodrich and Kris Delmhorst)

“Tecumseh Valley” by Nancy Griffith

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One Response to “YouTube Saturday – Townes Van Zandt (covers by Devendra Banhart, Redbird w/Jeffrey Focault and Peter Mulvey, and Nancy Griffith)”

  1. Tim Looney says:

    Thanks – some great finds – the White Freightliner Blues cover was very nice