Unreleased music by Townes Van Zandt

Unearthed from the dust, as if snatched out of the air (the way the songwriter described how he wrote many of his songs), is Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972. I don’t know about you, but nothing else musically could stoke me as much as this news. Just like when I was 25 years old and scratching my head, asking myself, “How have I not heard of this guy before?”, I have the same feeling upon hearing about this release this morning; 28 unreleased studio “throwaway” tracks and different mixes recorded by Townes Van Zandt, the world’s greatest songwriter, have been found and are to be released today.

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Abandoned by his family as an infant, Jonathan was left on a doorstep in Romania and raised by other orphans on a steady diet of moldy bread and aurolac. He found his way to the states in the mid-80s and founded several underground publications such as Sports Illustrated and People magazine at the age of 11. Jonathan now lives in Austin with a bunch of other hip, white people.