Hotel Van Zandt Mark Zeff Project
The soulful folk-rock of the late Townes Van Zandt has been an inspiration to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Garth Brooks, and scores of other musicians in Van Zandt’s native Texas and beyond.
A photograph of Van Zandt’s friend Willie Nelson hangs just outside the restaurant. Inside, the arched ceiling joists strung with marquee-esque lights suggest the magical setting of a Texas dance hall, and live music is played every night. It’s not hard to imagine Van Zandt himself onstage.