Townes Van Zandt tribute and KDHX benefit in March

Had he lived to see it, March 7, 2009 would have been Townes Van Zandt‘s 65th birthday. I doubt he would have retired. The legendary Texas troubadour rivaled Dylan for road fever — and rivaled him in song as well.

More details as they emerge, but mark your calendars for an all-star Townes Van Zandt tribute and birthday party at Off Broadway on March 7, 2009. Confirmed performers include: the Brothers Lazaroff, Chris Johnson, the Dive Poets, Ben Bedford, the Poorhouse Says, May Day Orchestra, Auset, Corey Saathoff and Theodore. All proceeds will benefit your community radio station, KDHX.

Comments

  • Frans Bevers

    Hi,
    Together with Hans Golverdingen I am collecting Townes’ songs done by other artists. Over 2.500 now.
    See:http://www.townesvanzandt.com/covers.html
    Would it be possible to receive recordings from your show for the archives?
    Non commercial. Nothing less than building a monument for Townes.

    Kind regards, Frans

  • http://short.kdhx.org/18d2b5 Roy Kasten

    Caleb Travers and Cassie Morgan have also signed up!

  • Matt Brinkmann

    Add the Funky Butt Brass Band to that list!

  • http://www.myspace.com/roadhousemoonmusic Steven K. Shaffer

    Hej,Franz! This is Sky from the Townes listserv. I live in St. Louis and go to Off Broadway quite often. Let me know if I can help or talk to the performers for you. I love your Townes by Others site. I found a bunch of pictures of the wake at Windows on the Cumberland in Gnashville.. that was a good gig.

    Steven

  • http://short.kdhx.org/18d2b5 Roy Kasten

    And Rough Shop is signed up!

  • Scott Haycock

    I’ll be there in spirit, duetting with you on “Pancho and Lefty”.