BRIAN T. ATKINSON writes frequently for the Austin American-Statesman and has contributed to American Songwriter, No Depression, Maverick Country, Relix, Paste, Texas Music, and Lone Star Music magazines, among others. He lives in Austin.
"So where does Townes Van Zandt fit into the Tower of Song? Maybe a
couple of floors below Leonard Cohen himself, I'd say, which is
meant as high praise."
- Clive Sinclair, Times Literary Supplement