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A Deeper Blue : The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt
by Robert Earl Hardy


Overview - This is the first serious biography of a man widely considered one of Texas and America s greatest songwriters. Like Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt was the embodiment of that mythic American figure, the troubled troubadour.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This is the first serious biography of a man widely considered one of Texas and America s greatest songwriters. Like Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt was the embodiment of that mythic American figure, the troubled troubadour. "A Deeper Blue "traces Van Zandt s background as the scion of a prominent Texas family; his troubled early years and his transformation from promising pre-law student to wandering folk singer; his life on the road and the demons that pursued and were pursued by him; the women who loved and inspired him; and the brilliance and enduring beauty of his songs, which are explored in depth.The author draws on eight years extensive research and interviews with Townes family and closest friends and colleagues. He looks beyond the legend and paints a colorful portrait of a complex man who embraced the darkness of demons and myth as well as the light of deep compassion and humanity, all for the sake of the song. "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781574412857
  • ISBN-10: 157441285X
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publish Date: November 2009
  • Page Count: 300
  • Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds

Series: North Texas Lives of Musicians (Paperback) #3

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians - General
Books > Music > Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Books > Music > Individual Composer & Musician

 
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