Townes Van Zandt
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Townes Van Zandt shows he's a far cry from dead
The late, great Townes Van Zandt still has a little life left in him. Just when his fans thought the immortal, hard-living troubadour - who had his songs sung by Willie Nelson, Rosie Flores and Emmylou Harris, and his praises sung by no less a personage than Steve Earle - had shuffled off this mortal coil, his wife and a veteran producer are bringing him back for an album, maybe two. Eric Paul, producer of "A Far Cry From Dead," a new Townes Van Zandt album due in late June, is preaching the gospel of the cult-figure troubadour, known as much for his hard-living and problems with alcoholism as he is for songs like "Pancho and Lefty."... more