"In dedication to Townes, who awakened my spirit, fed my soul, and flew away with my heart"
--Jeanene Van Zandt
Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972
The art of Townes Van Zandt reveals itself a little at a time. Every hearing brings forth something you can't believe you missed all the other times, or something that rings even truer today than back when. The alternate versions add an entirely new dimension, like seeing someone you thought you knew so well in a new light. The new songs are simply good to have when it seemed as if the barrel was empty. And so here are more than two hours of Townes Van Zandt - music unheard since the engineer peeled off a little splicing tape to seal the box around forty years ago.
Townes interviews Seymore Washington (Townes' neighbor) in the Documentary film "Heartworn Highways", a wonderful film about the breakout of the Outlaw Country/Folk movement. See the guys (Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Steve Young, Guy Clark, John Hiatt & more when they were just starting out). See David Allan Coe dressed up like Marilyn Monroe in a prison! A very interesting, entertaining & intimate look inside their world. Available in the online store!
We here at TVZ Central wish to thank and express our appreciation to Frans Bevers & Hans Golverdingen for their many long years of work collecting information on over two thousand recordings of Townes' songs by other artists. Thanks so much guys! You Rock! Click here for the list of Townes covers!
The 2008 ASCAP Award for Best Music Book of the Year goes to...
John Kruth for "To Lives To Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt" published by Da Capo.
The Townes in Amsterdam DVD is BACK! A TVZ Fan Favorite. Two hours of Townes live on stage, with 38 of his classic songs!
Recorded in Amsterdam at De Melk Weg (The Milky Way) on 11/12/91.
If you never got to see Townes play live, this is the next best thing. This is the only film footage of an entire Townes concert known to exist and is available exclusively from TVZ Records.
Townes' early studio albums are now available!
Townes' early studio albums (For the Sake of the Song, Our Mother The Mountain, Townes Van Zandt, Delta Momma Blues, and Flyin' Shoes) have been re-issued on Fat Possum Records and are in stock! Visit the online store to purchase.
Rolling Stone Dec 17, 2007 The Top 50 Albums of 2007
24Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Raising Sand(Rounder)
Led Zeppelin's golden god made two sets of headlines this year: with his old band's reunion and this collaboration with bluegrass princess Alison Krauss. They harmonize with natural worry and warmth against a midnight-Mississippi chill in songs by Tom Waits, the post-Byrds Gene Clark and country singer Mel Tillis. And Townes Van Zandt's abject jewel "Nothin'" is Zeppelin's "Kashmir" reset in Death Valley, with distorted guitars and Krauss' sustained, funereal bowing hanging over Plant's riveting, moanlike final judgment.
The Estate of Townes Van Zandt & Publishers sue for Legacy
Click here (.pdf) to read the complaint filed in NY Federal Court.
Click here (.doc) to read the First Amendend Complaint.
Click here (.pdf) to read the Partial Summary Request.
Click here (.pdf) to read "Court Denies all of Kevin Eggers' Motions".
Click here (.txt) to read the Final Summary Judgement Argument Transcript.
Click here (.pdf) to read "Summary Judgement against Kevin Eggers".
Click here (.pdf) for the case Estate of TVZ v. Harold Eggers Jr.
Click here (.rtf) for the Second lawsuit against Harold F. Eggers, Jr.
"Home at Last"
Re-Membering Townes Van Zandt - 20"X 24" Oil On Canvas
Copyright 1998, Veronica Anne Piastuch Find the thirteen mystery song clips located in the painting!