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See Hear podcast Episode 8 - Heartworn Highways

August 25, 2014 @ 1:30 am

Time for episode 8 of See Hear, the podcast that discusses music-related films.


This time around, we discuss the 1976 documentary about the Outlaw Country movement, Heartworn Highways directed by James Szalapski.  There’s no narration or talking heads to describe a development in country music. Appropriately, it’s a series of scenes mainly featuring emerging singer songwriters  of the time (Guy Clark, Townes van Zandt, Rodney Crowell) performing their songs, and discussing ordinary details of their lives – just like the construction of their songs. The film is a mood piece and despite being about ordinary details, the film itself is anything but. If you don’t feel moved watching TVZ singing “Waiting Around To Die”, check your pulse.


Unfortunately, Tim and Wendi were not available, but Sticky and I were joined by the wonderful  and knowledgeable Dave Mclemore (aka Davey Mac) who kindly shared his wealth of knowledge and passion for this film with us. It was a terrifically enjoyable episode to record. We hope you enjoy listening to it.


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Filed under Heartworn Highways, Townes van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, James Szalapski, Charlie Daniels Band, Outlaw Country, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson · Comments

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