Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

 

Steve Earle - "To Live Is to Fly" (MP3)

Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Monday, Apr 20, 2009

Late Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt was both a friend to Steve Earle also a massive influence on his artistic development. Fourteen years ago Earle said, “Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.” So, it’s only natural that he would want to record a Van Zandt tribute album and we’re lucky for it. Earle sounds re-invigorated on this tour through his mentor’s songs released as Townes on May 12th via New West Records. Earle’s wife Alison Moorer joins in the harmony vocals on this track, “To Live Is to Fly”.


Steve Earle
“To Live Is to Fly” [MP3]
     


Related Articles
By PopMatters Staff
6 Oct 2014
In this next segment of PopMatters' look back on the music of the 2000s, we examine works by British electronic pioneers, Americana legends, and Armenian metal provocateurs.
9 Jul 2013
The albums collected in the Warner Bros. Years boxset stand together as confident announcement not just of return, but of complete rejuvenation.
24 Apr 2013
The Hard-core Troubadour returns with Dukes, Duchesses, and a batch of fine songs to go around.
7 Mar 2013
While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?
Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.