Townes Van Zandt :: Sunshine Boy – The Unheard Studio Sessions And Demos, 1971-1972

Though he made plenty of them over his career, Townes Van Zandt was not particularly interested in studio recordings. He was a songwriter first and foremost, a performer second, and a record-maker a distant third, preferring to let producers and session men do the heavy lifting when it came to laying down his songs on tape. While this might have worked for some -- Bob Dylan created great art out of a kind of anti-record making -- well, there's a reason that the most beloved Van Zandt album is become a member or log in.