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HAROLD EGGERS JR.-My Years with Townes Van Zandt

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
My Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music, Genius and Rage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617137082
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Backbeat Books - October 1st, 2018





Wednesday, December 5 at 7 pm

speaking & signing
My Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music, Genius, and Rage

In Conversation with Kathleen Hudson

With special guest Hector Ward performing Townes Van Zandt songs


 "Other people locked themselves away and hid from their demons. Townes flung open his door and said, 'Come on in.'" So writes Harold Eggers, Townes Van Zandt's longtime road manager and producer, in My Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music, Genius, and Rage a gripping memoir revealing the inner core of an enigmatic troubadour, whose deeply poetic music was a source of inspiration and healing for millions but was for himself a torment struggling for dominance among myriad personal demons. Townes Van Zandt often stated that his main musical mission was to "write the perfect song that would save someone's life." However, his life was a work in progress he was constantly struggling to shape and comprehend. Eggers says of his close friend and business partner that "like the master song craftsman he was, he was never truly satisfied with the final product but always kept giving it one more shot, one extra tweak, one last effort." A vivid, firsthand account exploring the source of the singer's prodigious talent, widespread influence, and relentless path toward self-destruction, My Years with Townes Van Zandt presents the truth of that all-consuming artistic journey told by a close friend watching it unfold.


Harold F. Eggers Jr. (Austin, TX) is a music industry executive of 40 years' experience, who worked with Townes Van Zandt as road manager, business partner, and co-record producer, helping bring the songwriter's unforgettable music to live audiences across Europe and North America over a span of two decades.


Kathleen Hudson is the author of two books on Texas music, and she is a Professor of English at Schreiner University.


Hector Ward is the guitarist and lead vocalist for the band Hector Ward & The Big Time. 

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