Blaze Foley - Sittin' By The Road

£23.99
Format: LP
Availability: Out of stock

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21/09/2018

Gold Vinyl. Close friend of Townes Van Zandt admired by the likes of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, John Prine and also by newer artists like Kings Of Leon-singer Caleb Followill. The album captures the earliest known recordings by Blaze, recorded on reel-to-reel in the late 70s, and show the raw talent of his straight and genuine songwriting. Born in Arkansas, Foley was shot to death way before his time, under circumstances still to be fully clarified. As a homeless musician, he traveled the streets of the Texan cities to share his music with people in nightclubs and bars. The companion and close friend of Townes Van Zandt always stood up for the weak, which eventually cost his life. The 12 songs, including hits like Clay Pigeons and If I Could Only Fly – later to be covered by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard –, showcase Foley’s sound between classic American Country and modern Folk along with his cunning political lyrics and a both punchy and emotional tone.

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