Video: Townes Van Zandt “Pancho and Lefty”

It has been too long since we had ‘retro Friday’!  So, here it is: one of the all-time great songs from one of the all-time great artists.  This version of ‘Pancho and Lefty’ is from the DVD extras of well-known film ‘Heartworn Highways’.  It’s said that the character of Lefty was based on his touring friend, Daniel Antopolsky – read more about it here.  Most of our readers will be familiar with this beautiful narrative song, introduced here as, “…a medley of my hit.”  Wonderful humour.  Wonderful performance.  Happy Friday, folks.

About Andrew Frolish 1382 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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