Monday, April 13, 2009

Preview of Steve Earle's Tribute Album, "Townes"

Steve Earle is set to release his album of Townes Van Zandt songs this May 12th. He tells Rolling Stone he's been meaning to do just that for years as a tribute to his friend and mentor. I am eagerly looking forward to hearing the entire disc as Earle is in the unique position of having learned the songs by watching and playing them with TVZ himself. To Live's To Fly is one of the most moving tunes I've ever heard and while I still might prefer Townes' original, it is cool to hear the guy that named his son after the TVZ do his own version. Have a listen and get yourself a pre-ordered copy of the album below.

We all got holes to fill
And them holes are all that's real
Some fall on you like a storm
Sometimes you dig your own

Steve Earle - To Live's To Fly - Pre-Order Townes


  1. awesome. absolutely thrilled to hear this. can't wait, hope Steve Earle does an all TVZ tour soon.

    Maybe he'll include some TVZ jokes on the album as well.

  2. Hmmm, just in time for Mother's day...

  3. Is that a hint Rosebud? I was thinking it was being released just in time for my birthday...