Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What Do You Do When You Inherit Poems?

In 1994, David Broza, an Israeli balladeer, performed once in a small concert with Townes Van Zandt, a Texan singer and songwriter. When Mr. Van Zandt died in 1997, he bequeathed his unpublished poems to Mr. Broza. An unexpected inheritance for Mr. Broza. Eight years after Mr. Van Zandt's death, Mr. Broza, in tribute to Mr. Van Zandt, turned the poems into songs. In 2010, Mr. Broza produced an album "Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt." A nice tribute and great music and lyrics. Check it out http://nightdawn.davidbroza.net/

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