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To Live's to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt

To Live's to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt

by John Kruth


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At last, the authorized biography of Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997), who wrote such unforgettable songs as “Pancho & Lefty” and “If I Needed You.” Born to a wealthy oil family in Ft. Worth, Texas, hounded by alcoholism and depression, Van Zandt pursued a nomadic existence following his muse, whatever the cost to himself, friends, and relatives. Based on exclusive interviews with those close to Van Zandt, including his best friend Guy Clark and colleagues like Steve Earle and John Prine, To Live's to Fly captures all the humor, hijinks, poetry, and heartbreak of this revered, genuinely outlaw country artist.

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ISBN-13: 9780306816048
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/03/2008
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 570,701
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Kruth is a writer, musician, and author of Bright Moments: The Life and Legacy of Rashaan Roland Kirk. He lives in New York City.

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