Synopsis by Mark Deming
The great singer/songwriter Steve Earle once said, "Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world, and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that." Townes was a lyricist with a unique and evocative poetic style who became a profound influence on the Texas singer-songwriter community, and Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Johnny Cash are only a few of the important artists who paid homage to Townes by recording his songs. Townes Van Zandt: Houston 1988 - A Private Concert preserves an intimate solo acoustic set Townes performed for the benefit of a video camera, featuring fourteen of his finest songs. Selections include "Pancho and Lefty," "If I Needed You," "Buckskin Stallion Blues," "Tacumseh Valley," "White Freightliner Blues," "Nothin," and more.
acoustic-music, concert, singer, songwriter