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Gimme Five: Songs of despair by Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake, Phil Ochs, others

Gimme Five: Songs of despair by Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake, Phil Ochs, others

A visit with singers who know what it means to lose heart.

Townes Van Zandt – Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos (2013)

Never quite at peace, with an uncomfortability in this world likely related to a chemical imbalance, Townes Van Zandt found small solaces in writing

Justin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Going to Change The Way You Feel About Me Now (2012)

Credit Justin Townes Earle for refusing to stick with the tried and true, even after 2010’s ‘Harlem River Blues’ shot to No. 50 on the Billboard charts.

Lyle Lovett – Release Me (2012)

If you know anything about Lyle Lovett, the tongue-firmly-in-cheek title of his forthcoming release — his last for Curb Records, the only label he’s ever recorded for — will come as no surprise.

One Track Mind: Lightnin' Hopkins,  "Back Door Friend" (1965)

One Track Mind: Lightnin' Hopkins, "Back Door Friend" (1965)

by Nick DeRiso A song about not giving up, even when you discover that your woman is cheating, then give her another chance, only to then find out she is still off with this other dude. And Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins, as always, did it in just one take — with the money up front. That was the deal with thisRead More

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