TOWNES VAN ZANDT Biography - Musicians


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Name: Townes Van Zandt                                                               
Born: 7 March 1944 Fort Worth, Texas                                                 
Died: 1 January 1997 Nashville, Tennessee                                           
Genre(s): Folk, Country, Outlaw country                                             
Occupation(s): Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger                             
Instrument(s): Guitar, Vocals                                                       
Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 - January 1, 1997) was a country-folk music         
singer-songwriter, performer, and poet. Throughout his career he was widely         
admired by fellow songwriters, particularly in the folk and country genres, but     
greater fame eluded him, in part because of his unconventional vocal style and       
in part because of his erratic personal behavior. Many of his songs, including "Pancho
and Lefty," "If I Needed You," and "To Live Is to Fly," have been recorded by       
other notable performers and are considered standards of their genre.