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Townes Van Zandt

No Deeper Blue

Fat Possum Records


Released: 26th Aug 2013


The diverse musical styles present on this album make it one of Van Zandt’s most listenable, even when the lyrics were at their most desperate.

although the songs are rather desoltae in subject matter, on this record he also displays an unusual range, from the scary, calypso-like song of temptation ‘The Hole’ to the weird tall tale of ‘Billy, Boney And Ma’ in which a man & a skeleton turn to a life of crime, demonstrating Van Zandt’s humorous side. Van Zandt even found room for 2 lullabies. from the Chicago blues of ‘Goin’ Down To Memphis’ to the Memphis rockabilly of ‘Gone Too Long’, with a strong complement of Irish flavoured tunes played on such traditional instruments as uillean pipes & tin whistle, ‘No Deeper Blue’ demonstrates that the muse was still with him.

No Deeper Blue


  1. A Song For
  2. Blaze’s Blues
  3. The Hole
  4. Marie
  5. Goin’ Down To Memphis
  6. Hey Willy Boy
  7. Niles River Blues
  8. Billy, Boney And Ma
  9. Katie Belle Blue
  10. If I Was Washington
  11. Lover’s Lullaby
  12. Cowboy Junkies Lament
  13. BW Railroad Blues
  14. Gone Too Long