The second installment of tribute albums to late American singer/songwriter, Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol II, has been released this week, as today, March 7th, marks the hero’s birthday.
Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol II was released internationally by My Proud Mountain, with Neurot Recordings handling the album for North America. The second album in this homage series praising the works of the celebrated American country/folk legend, the album bears nine new covers featuring proud contributions provided by a wide cast of musicians. The prime collaborators for the album are Mike Scheidt (YOB, VHÖL), John Baizley (Baroness) and Nate Hall (USX), with additional contributions from Katie Jones, Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle, Taurus) and Dorthia Cottrell (Windhand).
In commemoration of this new chapter of homage to the celebrated artist, all are invited to listen to Nate Hall’s solo rendition of TVZ’s somber classic, “Waitin’ Around To Die” — a version not available on the album — now available for free download AT THIS LOCATION.
Also hear the previously unleashed covers of “To Live Is To Fly” by Mike Scheidt playing at Stereogum HERE, and the album’s closing anthem, “If I Needed You,” as performed by John Baizley and Katie Jones, playing at Noisey, HERE.
In North America, order Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol II direct from Neurot HERE.