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'Heartworn Highways' is your seat at that dinner table, listening in as these troubadours pour earnest confessions through strings and voice. In particular, Guy Clark's naked performances dominate the collection, his plaintive heartache searing through 'LA Freeway' and landing right in your lap on the classic 'Desperadoes Waiting for a Train,' in a stripped-bare version that drills straight to the well of tears at the song's core. Equally moving is the bleak, dusty balladry of Townes Van Zandt on 'Waiting Around To Die,' performed in his wood-paneled kitchen for an audience of two his girlfriend and his blacksmith neighbor. 'It's the first song I ever wrote, by the way,' Van Zandt explains before launching into the haunting tune, which eventually leads his neighbor to tears. Featuring the very first recordings of Steve Earle, John Hiatt, and Rodney Crowell, and stirring whiskey-soaked performances by Clark, Van Zandt, Steve Young, David Allan Coe, and others, 'Heartworn Highways' raises the spirit of true roots music, representing a slice of Americana musical history and a generous tip of the ol' cowboy hat to its pioneers.