Townes was Texas. Some of the finest, saddest, most glorious songs ever written can be found on these albums: For The Sake Of The Song (1968), Our Mother The Mountain (1969), Townes Van Zandt (1969), Delta Momma Blues (1971), Flyin' Shoes (1978), and can be heard at their rawest on the possibly definitive and certainly life-affirming Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas (1977).