Townes Van Zandt
Born: March 7, 1944
Died: January 1, 1997
Occupation: Musician, producer, arranger
Biography: John Townes Van Zandt, best known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American Texas Country-folk music singer-songwriter, performer, and poet. Many of his songs, including If I Needed You, To Live is to Fly, and No Place to Fall are considered standards of their genre.