Van Zandt, Townes / Sky Blue
Album: Sky Blue   Collection:General
Artist:Van Zandt, Townes   Added:May 2019
Label:Tvz Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-05-10 Pull Date: 2019-07-12
Week Ending: Jul 14 Jul 7 Jun 30 Jun 23 Jun 16 Jun 9 Jun 2 May 26
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 17, 2023: Traditions
Last Thing On My Mind
4. Jul 10, 2019: Brownian Motion
Silver Ships Of Andilar
2. Jul 13, 2019: Music Casserole
Silver Ships Of Andilar
5. Jul 05, 2019: Traditions
All I Need
3. Jul 12, 2019: Traditions
Silver Ships Of Andilar
6. Jun 28, 2019: Traditions
Pancho And Lefty

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2019-05-01
American singer songwriter of the highest order, on par with the greats of folk, country. Though he lived a life of destitution, drug addiction, mental illness, his works and relationships were well revered, legendary. He passed in 1997 but these are newly discovered versions of his music. Low fi simple element. All just him and a guitar (if there are overdubs I missed them) and could be recorded with a simple battery powered machine in the shack he lived in during the ‘70’s that had no running water, electricity. His song Pancho and Lefty made famous by Willie Nelson and Emmy Lou graces this collection. Wiki: “His influence has been cited by countless artists across multiple genres, and his music has been recorded or performed by Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Counting Crows, Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen Jr., Nanci Griffith, Guy Clark, Wade Bowen, Gillian Welch, Pat Green, Colter Wall, Calvin Russell and Natalie Maines.” Greatness defined. Play with the Billy Sedylmeyer and Steve Gunn presently on the afile.

1) (2:50) simple minor keyed capo’ed strummed 2)* (2:13) pretty picking 3) (3:51) lilting waltzing traditional folk ballad feel 4) (2:32) Travis picking type ballad 5) (2:26) minor sad waltzing strumming. 6) (2:55) hillbilly folk front porch 7)* (3:52) Pancho and Lefty, song made famous by Emmy Lou and Willie Nelson among others, nice finger picking and epic ballad 8) (2:04) dark toned plains country soaring vocs 9)* (5:27) slow triplet with 12 string and low fi phasing 10) (1:55) simple traditional ballad tone 11)* (3:42) lovely and dense

Track Listing
1. All I Need   6. Blue Ridge Mountain (Smokey Version)
2. Rex's Blues   7. Pancho And Lefty
3. The Hills Of Roane County   8. Snake Song
4. Sky Blue   9. Silver Ships Of Andilar
5. Forever, For Always, For Certain   10. Dream Spider
  11. Last Thing On My Mind