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1 Matt Blankman   ~  Jan 11, 2012 12:18 pm

The Townes album I really love took me a while to find - Live at the Old Quarter, Houston. Townes at the peak of his powers as a singer, songwriter and storyteller. Hilarious, heartbreaking, great.

So many great songwriters came out of Texas in that period - Townes, Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker (not a TX native, though), Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, et al

Always dug this one:

2 imaginaryrob   ~  Jan 11, 2012 2:47 pm

Al, you gotta Netflix the Townes documentary "Be Here to Love Me". Heartbreaking & beautiful - just like the man's music.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 11, 2012 3:56 pm

It was made by a friend of Jay Jaffe's. Yes, I'll check it out. Townes died during post production of "The Big Lebowski." I think the Coens had already planned to use Townes' cover of "Dead Flowers," but I'm sure that cemented their desire to pay tribute to him.

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