• A Deeper Blue

  • The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt (North Texas Lives of Musician Series)
  • By: Robert Earl Hardy
  • Narrated by: Peter Lerman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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A Deeper Blue

By: Robert Earl Hardy
Narrated by: Peter Lerman
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Publisher's summary

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 “[F]or the sake of the song".

The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2008 Robert Earl Hardy (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

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