Townes Van Zandt in Heartworn Highways – Waitin’ Around To Die (Video)

Watch the guy with the hat as he listens to this song. Brought tears to my eyes.

This is an excerpt from the documentary Heartworn Highways (IMDB, Wikipedia). From Wikipedia:

Heartworn Highways is documentary film by James Szalapski whose vision captured some of the founders of the Outlaw Country movement in Texas and Tennessee in the last weeks of 1975 and the first weeks of 1976.  The film was not released theatrically until 1981.

The documentary covers singer-songwriters whose songs are more traditional to early folk and country music instead of following in the tradition of the previous generation. Some of film’s featured performers are Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, David Allan Coe, Rodney Crowell, Gamble Rogers, Steve Young, and The Charlie Daniels Band. The movie features the first known recordings of grammy award winners Steve Earle and Rodney Crowell who were quite young at the time and appear to be students of mentor Guy Clark. Steve Earle was also a big fan of Van Zandt at the time.

One Response to Townes Van Zandt in Heartworn Highways – Waitin’ Around To Die (Video)

  1. Dave says:

    Some mornings I’ve woke up amazed to be alive, amazed the ground had not given way the night before and dumped us in the water.

    I’m gone, she’s still there. Last night, from the middle of a power outage, she told me that Saturday night had been the worst yet: The house shook with the pounding surf and she could hear the bluff collapsing.

    Townes Van Zandt says what’s needed. Than you for posting.