Townes passed away at the age of 52 on January 1, 1997 in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
And even today, on his 70th birthday, his music touches the people. Many believe he was a genius, and sing his sad, brilliant songs.
In 2012 My Proud Mountain, that was established specifically for this purpose, released the LP „Songs of Townes Van Zandt“ to which the singers and guitarists of the band Neurosis, Scott Kelly & Steve Von Till, as well as the singer of Saint Vitus, Wino, contributed nine of Townes' songs.
The reason: the discovery of Townes Van Zandt by someone who didn’t know him before. But by the interpretation of the Townes Van Zandt songs of the mentioned musicians, a love arose that finally led to this record.
And so it continued. The love to Townes’ music brought other musicians together and „Songs of Townes Van Zandt Vol III“ was generated.
All of them guitarists and singers of – in the various genres - beloved and successful metal/psychodelic bands. All of them fans of one man: Townes Van Zandt.