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Townes Van Zandt: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Album Review

Significantly later than he was, but equally great.

The only time I ever saw US country-folk singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt play live, he told a joke about a policeman and a penguin. It was a genuinely funny story and the audience laughed accordingly. Then the gentleman in the seat next to me leaned over and whispered, “You know what? He tells that joke at every fucking show.”

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