Townes Van Zandt was an incredible songwriter and a great storyteller.
I first heard this song on a live album where he’s playing in Germany. He explains that Amarillo is a town in Texas where the wind blows 80 miles per hour all the time. He says the hippies look real funny there because their hair is always sticking straight out in front of them, or behind or to the side.
Then he tells them that the Gunnison is a river and the Raton Pass is the only way to get through the mountains to New Mexico from Colorado.
It’s a great story when he tells it.
Enjoy your weekend.