"I think people like that, their time isn't long, but they put down everything — it's all there in those songs," Frankie Lee says. "It was modeled after English public schools — in America, we call them private schools," Froker explains. "People might not believe it, but Townes was this really pretty good athlete," Froker says by phone from Chicago. He was actually like, 'It's a very spiritual thing for me, it just takes over my body and I don't even know what's happening. ", Although there was a military thread running through the curriculum, Froker insists calling Shattuck a "military academy" is inaccurate. "There was a really, really good English class senior year, it surveyed a lot of literature," Froker says. 72. ", While much has been said of Van Zandt's musical influences, Froker picks up what he thinks is a connection to a class he and Van Zandt had had at Shattuck.

"It's just crazy to think that that guy was just blowing through town playing to 50 people — for five bucks, probably. We'd go off to places where we could play and not disturb people too much or get kicked out of the dorm.". Then Van Zandt gestured to follow him. But he was athletic and good at it. "We shared lots of stories. Van Zandt became something of a mentor to Frankie Lee, teaching Lee about Townes's playing style while also encouraging Lee to find his own voice. "You freak out!" January 13, 2017, When Marshall Froker was a high-school junior at the Shattuck School in Faribault, Minn., he heard guitar music coming from a room in his dormitory. Just astounded at what he became. Lee had never been to Austin before, and he didn't know anyone there, but he immersed himself in all things Townes Van Zandt. "He seemed already looking ahead to a career at this. "Townes wanted some rhythm behind his singing, so we got together on that. "I don't want to speak for J.T. "Afterward, the ladies were quite interested in him, as you might imagine," Froker adds. • All rights reserved. Minnesota Music '", Although Stockert makes clear that he and Van Zandt "didn't become best friends that night," the two men bonded over stories and music. John Townes Van Zandt, born on March 7, 1944, was groomed to be an entirely different kind of Texas legend. "I ended up trying to write — I have about 100 songs that I recorded down in Austin that no one will ever hear — but I definitely was locked into his zone for a long time.
Froker laughs.

And then he was a wrestler … he really liked his wrestling career, and he played baseball. ", Believing he had taken in all that Austin had to offer, Lee was planning to leave the city, and then he met Van Zandt's son, J.T. "You can't go and move to Colorado or drink a bunch of alcohol or live in Texas, and I needed to figure that out," Lee says. ", Lee cites Van Zandt as one of his major influences, and he says it was special to play at Van Zandt's alma mater. Listen Live, Exploring the musical legacy of Prince and beyond "Townes would play riffs, and he would actually do a little bit of flamenco to limber up and to get more proficient at his playing," Froker says.

"We sat there at a booth for a few hours," Stockert recalls. "The academics were actually quite good, and the teachers were called 'masters.' "He was a good-looking guy, and he had something that attracted the ladies, just like moths to a flame. Stockert laughs. ", When musician Frankie Lee performed at Shattuck-St. Mary's at a Caravan du Nord gig last November, he sensed some of that English boarding-school vibe. ", Townes Van Zandt's graduation photo, 1962. "He wore the uniforms and everything, but in a Townes kind of way," Froker laughs. And then he died [less than a year later].
And that is how Froker met and befriended the singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. That that was one way to do it, but also not my way to do it. Although reflections on the life and career of Townes Van Zandt tend to focus largely on the singer's connections to Texas, Colorado and Tennessee, Van Zandt did spend some time in Minnesota. With January 2017 marking 20 years since the singer-songwriter's death, a search for Van Zandt's Minnesota connections unearthed some ties that run deep.
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"I think people like that, their time isn't long, but they put down everything — it's all there in those songs," Frankie Lee says. "It was modeled after English public schools — in America, we call them private schools," Froker explains. "People might not believe it, but Townes was this really pretty good athlete," Froker says by phone from Chicago. He was actually like, 'It's a very spiritual thing for me, it just takes over my body and I don't even know what's happening. ", Although there was a military thread running through the curriculum, Froker insists calling Shattuck a "military academy" is inaccurate. "There was a really, really good English class senior year, it surveyed a lot of literature," Froker says. 72. ", While much has been said of Van Zandt's musical influences, Froker picks up what he thinks is a connection to a class he and Van Zandt had had at Shattuck.

"It's just crazy to think that that guy was just blowing through town playing to 50 people — for five bucks, probably. We'd go off to places where we could play and not disturb people too much or get kicked out of the dorm.". Then Van Zandt gestured to follow him. But he was athletic and good at it. "We shared lots of stories. Van Zandt became something of a mentor to Frankie Lee, teaching Lee about Townes's playing style while also encouraging Lee to find his own voice. "You freak out!" January 13, 2017, When Marshall Froker was a high-school junior at the Shattuck School in Faribault, Minn., he heard guitar music coming from a room in his dormitory. Just astounded at what he became. Lee had never been to Austin before, and he didn't know anyone there, but he immersed himself in all things Townes Van Zandt. "He seemed already looking ahead to a career at this. "Townes wanted some rhythm behind his singing, so we got together on that. "I don't want to speak for J.T. "Afterward, the ladies were quite interested in him, as you might imagine," Froker adds. • All rights reserved. Minnesota Music '", Although Stockert makes clear that he and Van Zandt "didn't become best friends that night," the two men bonded over stories and music. John Townes Van Zandt, born on March 7, 1944, was groomed to be an entirely different kind of Texas legend. "I ended up trying to write — I have about 100 songs that I recorded down in Austin that no one will ever hear — but I definitely was locked into his zone for a long time.
Froker laughs.

And then he was a wrestler … he really liked his wrestling career, and he played baseball. ", Believing he had taken in all that Austin had to offer, Lee was planning to leave the city, and then he met Van Zandt's son, J.T. "You can't go and move to Colorado or drink a bunch of alcohol or live in Texas, and I needed to figure that out," Lee says. ", Lee cites Van Zandt as one of his major influences, and he says it was special to play at Van Zandt's alma mater. Listen Live, Exploring the musical legacy of Prince and beyond "Townes would play riffs, and he would actually do a little bit of flamenco to limber up and to get more proficient at his playing," Froker says.

"We sat there at a booth for a few hours," Stockert recalls. "The academics were actually quite good, and the teachers were called 'masters.' "He was a good-looking guy, and he had something that attracted the ladies, just like moths to a flame. Stockert laughs. ", When musician Frankie Lee performed at Shattuck-St. Mary's at a Caravan du Nord gig last November, he sensed some of that English boarding-school vibe. ", Townes Van Zandt's graduation photo, 1962. "He wore the uniforms and everything, but in a Townes kind of way," Froker laughs. And then he died [less than a year later].
And that is how Froker met and befriended the singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. That that was one way to do it, but also not my way to do it. Although reflections on the life and career of Townes Van Zandt tend to focus largely on the singer's connections to Texas, Colorado and Tennessee, Van Zandt did spend some time in Minnesota. With January 2017 marking 20 years since the singer-songwriter's death, a search for Van Zandt's Minnesota connections unearthed some ties that run deep.
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"I think people like that, their time isn't long, but they put down everything — it's all there in those songs," Frankie Lee says. "It was modeled after English public schools — in America, we call them private schools," Froker explains. "People might not believe it, but Townes was this really pretty good athlete," Froker says by phone from Chicago. He was actually like, 'It's a very spiritual thing for me, it just takes over my body and I don't even know what's happening. ", Although there was a military thread running through the curriculum, Froker insists calling Shattuck a "military academy" is inaccurate. "There was a really, really good English class senior year, it surveyed a lot of literature," Froker says. 72. ", While much has been said of Van Zandt's musical influences, Froker picks up what he thinks is a connection to a class he and Van Zandt had had at Shattuck.

"It's just crazy to think that that guy was just blowing through town playing to 50 people — for five bucks, probably. We'd go off to places where we could play and not disturb people too much or get kicked out of the dorm.". Then Van Zandt gestured to follow him. But he was athletic and good at it. "We shared lots of stories. Van Zandt became something of a mentor to Frankie Lee, teaching Lee about Townes's playing style while also encouraging Lee to find his own voice. "You freak out!" January 13, 2017, When Marshall Froker was a high-school junior at the Shattuck School in Faribault, Minn., he heard guitar music coming from a room in his dormitory. Just astounded at what he became. Lee had never been to Austin before, and he didn't know anyone there, but he immersed himself in all things Townes Van Zandt. "He seemed already looking ahead to a career at this. "Townes wanted some rhythm behind his singing, so we got together on that. "I don't want to speak for J.T. "Afterward, the ladies were quite interested in him, as you might imagine," Froker adds. • All rights reserved. Minnesota Music '", Although Stockert makes clear that he and Van Zandt "didn't become best friends that night," the two men bonded over stories and music. John Townes Van Zandt, born on March 7, 1944, was groomed to be an entirely different kind of Texas legend. "I ended up trying to write — I have about 100 songs that I recorded down in Austin that no one will ever hear — but I definitely was locked into his zone for a long time.
Froker laughs.

And then he was a wrestler … he really liked his wrestling career, and he played baseball. ", Believing he had taken in all that Austin had to offer, Lee was planning to leave the city, and then he met Van Zandt's son, J.T. "You can't go and move to Colorado or drink a bunch of alcohol or live in Texas, and I needed to figure that out," Lee says. ", Lee cites Van Zandt as one of his major influences, and he says it was special to play at Van Zandt's alma mater. Listen Live, Exploring the musical legacy of Prince and beyond "Townes would play riffs, and he would actually do a little bit of flamenco to limber up and to get more proficient at his playing," Froker says.

"We sat there at a booth for a few hours," Stockert recalls. "The academics were actually quite good, and the teachers were called 'masters.' "He was a good-looking guy, and he had something that attracted the ladies, just like moths to a flame. Stockert laughs. ", When musician Frankie Lee performed at Shattuck-St. Mary's at a Caravan du Nord gig last November, he sensed some of that English boarding-school vibe. ", Townes Van Zandt's graduation photo, 1962. "He wore the uniforms and everything, but in a Townes kind of way," Froker laughs. And then he died [less than a year later].
And that is how Froker met and befriended the singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. That that was one way to do it, but also not my way to do it. Although reflections on the life and career of Townes Van Zandt tend to focus largely on the singer's connections to Texas, Colorado and Tennessee, Van Zandt did spend some time in Minnesota. With January 2017 marking 20 years since the singer-songwriter's death, a search for Van Zandt's Minnesota connections unearthed some ties that run deep.
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