A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt

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This is the first serious biography of a man widely considered one of Texas’—and America’s—greatest songwriters. Like Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt was the embodiment of that mythic American figure, the troubled troubadour. A Deeper Blue traces Van Zandt’s background as the scion of a prominent Texas family; his troubled early years and his transformation from promising pre-law student to wandering folk singer; his life on the road and the demons that pursued and were pursued by him; the women who loved and inspired him; and the brilliance and enduring beauty of his … continued below

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x, 300 p., 10 p. of plates: ill; 24 cm.

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Hardy, Robert Earl, 1957- 2008.

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  • Main Title: A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt
  • Added Title: North Texas Lives of Musicians Series, no. 1
  • Series Title: North Texas lives of musicians series
  • Added Title: North Texas Lives of Musicians Series; Volume: 1

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This is the first serious biography of a man widely considered one of Texas’—and America’s—greatest songwriters. Like Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt was the embodiment of that mythic American figure, the troubled troubadour. A Deeper Blue traces Van Zandt’s background as the scion of a prominent Texas family; his troubled early years and his transformation from promising pre-law student to wandering folk singer; his life on the road and the demons that pursued and were pursued by him; the women who loved and inspired him; and the brilliance and enduring beauty of his songs, which are explored in depth. The author draws on eight years’ extensive research and interviews with Townes’ family and closest friends and colleagues. He looks beyond the legend and paints a colorful portrait of a complex man who embraced the darkness of demons and myth as well as the light of deep compassion and humanity

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x, 300 p., 10 p. of plates: ill; 24 cm.

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  • OCLC: 180574968
  • URL: http://untpress.unt.edu/catalog/3366 External Link
  • ISBN: 9781574412475
  • ISBN: 1574412477
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2007044532
  • Series Number: 1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc271421

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Hardy, Robert Earl, 1957-. A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt, book, 2008; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc271421/: accessed April 14, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.

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