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To Live's to Fly By John Kruth

To Live's to Fly by John Kruth

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The first biography of the elusive musician who influenced an entire generation of country songwriters as his tragic life became the stuff of legend

To Live's to Fly Summary

To Live's to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt by John Kruth

At last, the authorized biography of Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997), who wrote such unforgettable songs as "Pancho & Lefty" and "If I Needed You." Born to a wealthy oil family in Ft. Worth, Texas, hounded by alcoholism and an unshakable depression, Van Zandt pursued a nomadic existence following his muse, whatever the cost to himself, friends, and family. Based on exclusive interviews with everyone who knew Van Zandt, including his best friend Guy Clark and colleagues like Steve Earle and John Prine, To Live's To Fly is a compelling portrait of a complex, haunted artist.

To Live's to Fly Reviews

"I think of Townes as the greatest folk song writer that my native state of Texas ever gave birth to. Some of us songwriters are just lyricists, but he was definitely a poet." -- Nanci Griffith
"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." -- Steve Earle
"A fervent tribute to a true legend of American songwriting. John Kruth has tracked the back story of Townes Van Zandt like a manic bloodhound without spoiling the mystery of the man." -- Sam Shepard

About John Kruth

John Kruth is a writer, musician, and author of Bright Moments: The Life and Legacy of Rashaan Roland Kirk. He lives in New York City.

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To Live's to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt by John Kruth
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