Alex Massie Alex Massie

Saturday Morning Country: Cowboy Junkies

Amidst all the Dylanmania this week it’s worth recalling that Steve Earle once said, “Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.” He may be forgiven his touch of hyperbole. Nevertheless, To Live is to Fly is one hell of a song and here it is done by the Cowboy Junkies:


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