Saturday, September 22, 2007

Song collector

My favorite song is Pancho and Lefty, by Townes Van Zandt. It's been covered a hell of a lot. I have versions by:

Townes Van Zandt (Live at the Old Quarter in Houston)
Townes Van Zandt (a later live version)
Emmylou Harris
Kate Power and Steve Einhorn (oddball regional outfit)
Last Fair Deal (from a show at Roaring Brook in Canton, Ct.)
Laurie McClain
Old & in the Gray
Tendril (a punk band whose members seem to think this is a Willie Nelson song)
Tiki King (playing on the ukulele)
Effron White
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Willie Nelson (not the one with Merle Haggard, more recent)
some weird Australian dudes

Anyway, here's a cover by Mick Conlin

1 comment:

Johnny Yen said...

That is a great song. Townes Van Zandt is a recent discovery for me-- a co-worker burned a cd for me a couple of years ago.

It's unfortunate that I'm unexpectedly job-hunting right now-- he's playing at the Old Town School of Folk Music, just a couple of blocks from my home in a few weeks.