The great Townes Van Zandt would have been 70 years old this week, so we pay tribute with some of his best and a couple of great covers.
Take a journey through the best that singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians of all kinds have to offer through music and conversation. The Sundilla Radio Hour airs Thursday night from 7 to 8 p.m. on Troy Public Radio. The most recent four episodes can also be streamed any time from our Live365 station. The producer is Bailey Jones and the host is Kelly Walker. We welcome your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Gorka “Holed Up Mason City” Bright Side Down (Red House 2014) 2:49
John Prine “Sins of Mephisto” The Missing Years (Oh Boy 1991) 4:13
Nanci Griffith “Tecumseh Valley” Other Voices, Other Rooms (Elektra 1993) 4:30
Townes Van Zandt “To Live is to Fly” High, Low and In-Between (WEA 1972) 3:15
Townes Van Zandt “Pancho and Lefty” Rear View Mirror (1993) 4:02
Guy Clark “If I Needed You” Some Days the Song Writes You (Dualtone 2009) 3:02
Townes Van Zandt “Waitin’ ‘Round to Die” Townes Van Zandt (Poppy 1969) 2:45
Steve Earle “Ft. Worth Blues” El Corazon (Warner 1997) 4:03
Eric Brace “I Know a Bird” Hangtown Dancehall (Red Beet 2014) 3:35
Quinn DeVeaux and the Blue Beat Review “How Many Teardrops” Originals (QDV 2013) 2:41
Rupert Wates “Dear Life” Dear Life (BiteMusic 2008) 3:29
Marah “Luliana” Marah Presents Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania (Valley Farm Songs 2014) 4:19
Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” Ladies of the Canyon (Reprise 1970) 2:16