Townes Van Zandt’s Birthday Mix

Here in Austin we have the benefit of the annual Townes Van Zandt birthday bash at the Cactus Cafe where friends and fans of Townes join forces to bring his music alive. For the rest of the world, we’ve put together a few of our favorite covers of Townes’ songs. And yes, we know we’ve missed some… let us know which ones in the comments.

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Townes Van Zandt – To Live is to Fly
Lyle Lovett – Flyin’ Shoes
John Prine – Loretta
Emmylou Harris – If I Needed You
Cowboy Junkies – Cowboy Junkies Lament
The Be Good Tanyas – Waiting Around to Die
Steve Earle – Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold
James McMurtry – Rex’s Blues
Nanci Griffith – Tecumseh Valley
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings – White Freightliner Blues
Lucinda Williams – Nothin’
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – No Place to Fall
Willie Nelson – Marie

And one of our favorites, Norah Jones with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings singing “Loretta.”

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