Born in a tree house, killed in a friend’s living room, and 86’d from his own funeral Blaze Foley is now a bona fide Texas legend. His songs are covered by Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, The Avett Brothers, and Ryan Bingham. Lucinda Williams' "Drunken Angel" and Townes Van Zandt's "Blaze's Blues" are both loving tributes to Foley. The Kings of Leon cite Blaze as inspiration for their song "Reverend."

You can watch the full-length film in glorious HD below or at this link. By renting or buying, you support the filmmaker (and I thank you), but if you can't afford it, just drop me an email ( and I'll send you a link to watch it for free. As much as I need the money, I want you to watch this uplifting documentary about a songwriter's songwriter.

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SXSW Official Selection
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The new Deluxe Edition DVD has the full length version of the film and over 3 hours of special features, including rare archival performances by Blaze, more animation, deleted scenes, and candid interviews. A must have for anyone wanting to know more about Blaze’s life, music, and art.

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