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Keeping Quiet For The Sake Of A Song: Townes Van Zandt 1944-1997

Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, January 1997

OTHER MUSICIANS revered Texan song writer Townes Van Zandt who has died of a heart attack aged 52, but he made real efforts, helped by a sluggish work-rate and a small-scale touring schedule to remain thoroughly obscure to the public.

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