To Live's to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt

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Da Capo, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 326 pages
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At last, the authorized biography of Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997), who wrote such unforgettable songs as “Pancho & Lefty” and “If I Needed You.” Born to a wealthy oil family in Ft. Worth, Texas, hounded by alcoholism and an unshakable depression, Van Zandt pursued a nomadic existence following his muse, whatever the cost to himself, friends, and family. Based on exclusive interviews with everyone who knew Van Zandt, including his best friend Guy Clark and colleagues like Steve Earle and John Prine, To Live’s To Fly is a compelling portrait of a complex, haunted artist.

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Townes Van Zandt was a brilliant song writer. - Goodreads
The writing is clumsy in places. - Goodreads
It's almost a book about how he researched a book. - Goodreads

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Its true, you know, what they say. There's people in this world whose voice can reach out from across the abyss of time. Dostoyevsky is one of them for me, van Zandt another. The man has sung so many ... Read full review

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pretty cool even though it was written by a yank Read full review

Contents

An Introduction
1
The Sun Is Burning Out
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Where I Lead Me
7
Copyright

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John Kruth is a writer, musician, and author of Bright Moments: The Life and Legacy of Rashaan Roland Kirk. He lives in New York City.

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