The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute Show

Gonzo Country — By on January 2, 2012 12:21 pm


“Well I was born a rambler friends, and I intend to die that way. It could be twenty years from now,  it could be most any day. But if there ain’t no whiskey and wimen lord, behind those heavenly doors, I’m gonna take my chances down below and of that you can be sure.”
Townes Van Zandt
(March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997)

Turnstyled Junkpiled invited some of our favorite artists to cover Townes Van Zandt songs, in order to help us celebrate his life and legacy upon the 15 year anniversary of his passing. The following are videos recorded and submitted to Turnstyled Junkpiled from some of the best Americana musicians around the world, who have been influenced by Townes Van Zandt’s music. We would like to thank these artists for taking time in the midst of the holiday season to help keep Townes’ memory alive with TJ’s The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute Show.* 

Set List: 1.  TJ Editor, Courtney Sudbrink: Intro/ “Turnstyled, Junkpiled” / 2. Justin Townes Earle “Rex’s Blues”/ 3. Ted Russell Kamp w/ Aubrey Richmond “Tecumseh Valley” / 4. Steve Parry “Pancho and Lefty” / 5. Brett Detar “Waitin’ Around To Die” / 6. Black Creek “If I Needed You” / 7. Harmdondale “When He Offers His Hand” / 8. The Far West “White Freight Liner Blues” / 9. The O’s “Waitin’ Around To Die” / 10. Ben De La Cour “Nothin’”

Turnstyled Junkpiled Presents: 
The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute Show
An online exclusive video concert

TJ Editor, Courtney Sudbrink: Intro / “Turnstyled, Junkpiled”

Justin Townes Earle, “Rex’s Blues” (Courtesy of Bloodshot Records)

Ted Russell Kamp w/ Aubrey Richmond, “Tecumseh Valley”

Steve Parry, “Pancho and Lefty”

Brett Detar, “Waitin’ Around To Die”

Harmondale, “When He Offers His Hands”

Brent Wijnberg of Black Creek, “If I Needed You”

The Far West, White Freight Liner Blues (filmed by TJ @ The LA Farmer’s Market)

The O’s, “Waitin’ Around To Die”

Ben De La Cour, “Nothin’”

*All videos posted with permission of the author.

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