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Townes Van Zandt: A Far Cry From Dead

Chris Smith, Performing Songwriter, The, 15 July 1999

STEVE EARLE ONCE gushed, "Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the world, and I'd stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my boots and say that." Dylan would be there, too, alongside Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, the Cowboy Junkies, Mudhoney, Willie Nelson and countless other songwriters Van Zandt touched over the years. It would be one crowded piece of furniture.

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