Townes Van Zandt

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About Townes Van Zandt

The wit, humor, and desolation of late Texas wordsmith Townes Van Zandt’s tunes made him an American songwriting icon who wrapped narratives like 1972’s bandit ballad “Pancho and Lefty” in sparse, haunting folk music.

Fort Worth, TX
March 7, 1944