I love the genre of the singer songwriters. Not a huge fan of country or general garden variety blues. Not that I don’t like it, I just don’t have that much patience these days. The southern rhythm is a bit too laid back for me.
And this is where Townes van Zandt greatest talent, perfect timing. Perfect pitch is easy, and can be learnt, but perfect timing, that is a real skill to be proud of, and Townes had just that. With some strange guitar riffs, a picking arpeggio here and there and a slow singing pace which is not too slow, but definitely not running to anywhere else. He is here and he is not happy with it.