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By Robert Earl Hardy

 This is the 1st severe biography of a guy largely one in every of Texas’—and America’s—greatest songwriters. Like Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt was once the embodiment of that mythic American determine, the stricken troubadour. A Deeper Blue traces Van Zandt’s historical past because the scion of a well-known Texas relatives; his afflicted early years and his transformation from promising pre-law pupil to wandering people singer; his lifestyles at the street and the demons that pursued and have been pursued by means of him; the ladies who enjoyed and encouraged him; and the brilliance and enduring great thing about his songs, that are explored in depth.
 
The writer attracts on 8 years’ broad learn and interviews with Townes’ relatives and closest buddies and associates. He seems to be past the legend and paints a colourful portrait of a fancy guy who embraced the darkness of demons and fantasy in addition to the sunshine of deep compassion and humanity, all “for the sake of the song.”

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