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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To live's to fly: the ballad of the late, great Townes Van Zandt

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Musician and author Kruth (Bright Moments: The Life and Legacy of Rashaan Roland Kirk ) has written the first biography of legendary Texas singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt (1944-97). In his struggle ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this book because of the content. I wanted to give it 4 stars based on this, but the book is limited by the author imposing too much of himself on the narrative. It's almost a book about how ... Read full review

Contents

An Introduction
1
The Sun Is Burning Out
5
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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