I was introduced to the music of Townes Van Zandt by the great Texas singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett via his double-disc Step Inside This House album. The two tracks below are from Townes now classic Live At The Old Quarter album. I thought this quote below (from truefalse.org) did a good job of painting a brief sketch of Townes:

“…a haunted stranger on the side of the highway with the batch of incomparable songs in his bag. Singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt seemingly came out of nowhere in the late ’60s, writing deeply personal, sometimes inscrutable songs that transcended all genres. While remaining a fringe figure commercially, he won devotion from Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle among others.”
Townes Van Zandt – Lungs
MP3: Townes Van Zandt – Tecumseh Valley

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