I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt

I ll Be Here in the Morning The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt The writer of such influential songs as Pancho and Lefty To Live s to Fly If I Needed You and For the Sake of the Song Townes Van Zandt exerted an influence on at least two generations of Texas mu

  • Title: I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt
  • Author: Brian T. Atkinson Harold F. Eggers Jr. Jack Clements
  • ISBN: 9781603445269
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt

    The writer of such influential songs as Pancho and Lefty, To Live s to Fly, If I Needed You, and For the Sake of the Song, Townes Van Zandt exerted an influence on at least two generations of Texas musicians that belies his relatively brief, deeply troubled life Indeed, Van Zandt has influenced millions worldwide in the years since his death, and his impact is groThe writer of such influential songs as Pancho and Lefty, To Live s to Fly, If I Needed You, and For the Sake of the Song, Townes Van Zandt exerted an influence on at least two generations of Texas musicians that belies his relatively brief, deeply troubled life Indeed, Van Zandt has influenced millions worldwide in the years since his death, and his impact is growing rapidly Respected singer songwriter John Gorka speaks for many when he says, Pancho and Lefty changed it unchained my idea of what a song could be In this tightly woven, intelligently written book, Brian T Atkinson interviews both well known musicians and up and coming artists to reveal, in the performers own words, how their creative careers have been shaped by the life and work of Townes Van Zandt Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams, and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the established musicians who share their impressions of the breathtakingly beautiful tunes and lyrics he created, along with their humorous, poignant, painful, and indelible memories of witnessing Van Zandt s rise and fall Atkinson balances the reminiscences of seasoned veterans with the observations of relative newcomers to the international music scene, such as Jim James My Morning Jacket , Josh Ritter, and Scott Avett the Avett Brothers , presenting a nuanced view of Van Zandt s singular body of work, his reckless lifestyle, and his long lasting influence Forewords by Cowboy Jack Clement and longtime Van Zandt manager and friend Harold F Eggers Jr open the book, and each chapter begins with an introduction in which Atkinson provides context and background, linking each interviewee to Van Zandt s legacy Historians, students, and fans of all music from country and folk to rock and grunge will find new insights and recall familiar pleasures as they read I ll Be Here in the Morning The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt.

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    One thought on “I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt

    1. Mike Merrill

      The pinnacle of Texas songwriters fets remembered by all those he influenced. Sad, but true to his legacy

    2. David Ward

      I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt by Brian T. Atkinson (Texas A&M University Press 2012)(780.92) is a collection of memories of those whose songwriting he has affected. Townes was a much-loved songwriter from the Texas school of outlaws and roustabouts as personified by "Austin City Limits." I am not a big fan of Townes Van Zandt nor did I know much about his body of work. He died young from hard partying much like Gram Parsons. The most often cited song [...]

    3. DJMikeG

      A decent collection of interviews with musicians talking about Townes Van Zandt. There are great moments, but some of the interviews get a little repetitive. Some of the interviewees don't have much to offer on the subject. The lead singer of The Gourds, Kevin Russell, for instance, actually comes across as being ignorant and dismissive on the subject. There are a few great stories here and there, and you get a feeling for just how important and influential Van Zandt really is in the songwriting [...]

    4. Katie Smith

      Anecdotal reflections on TVZ's personal and lyrical influence on other accomplished songwriters/musicians a menagerie of candid recollections dedicated to "metacomposition," if you will. Certainly, Atkinson's book has earned its place in the TVZ canon.

    5. Mary

      I absolutely loved this book from the start. I found the format inventive and informative. In fact it's one of the best biographies I've read in a while. I loved that so many artists and albums were listed. Highly recommend!

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