Folk Music’s True Grit

by | May 13, 2007

Margaret Brown’s directorial debut Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt is a tender film that features classic footage of the enigmatic Texan on- and off-stage. Willie Nelson, Steve Shelley (from Sonic Youth), Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Guy Clarke and Kris Kristofferson also appear in the film. Clarke has a buzz on in the film in honor of his old drinking buddy. Van Zandt passed away in 1997, at the age of 52.