Tecumseh Valley - Nancy Griffith and Townes Van Zandt
I still remember the first time I heard Townes. I was working my first gig in New Paltz, NY.
There was a small music shop down the road from my office. I went in wearing my “Uncle Tupelo sucks” Tshirt a buddy had given me and asked for a suggestion. They suggested the Heartworn Highways compilation cd…
"It’s got a young Townes Van Zandt on it!", they said.
"Who’s that?" I said.
"…", they said.
Then they set me down and played me Lungs.
"Oh." I said.
Happy Birthday Townes.