A couple of years ago I wrote a post about Townes Van Zandt, and how Steve Earle thought he was better than Dylan.
Now the Guardian has come around to the idea that he may be the true voice of American Country music.
"By all accounts the life of Townes Van Zandt was high southern gothic made real. The briefest of biographies on this musician puts you in mind of the fractured lives imagined by Tennessee Williams. It's a narrative rife with confounded expectations and hounding demons from which, by dint of talent and endurance, astonishing beauty was extracted."
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