Blaze Foley was a poet and ace finger picker, a walking contradiction, equal parts spiritual and troubled. A genius and beautiful loser, but most importantly he was a songwriter who poured his entire soul into his art.
Michael David Fuller, better known by his stage name Blaze Foley, was an American country music singer-songwriter, poet, and artist active in Austin, Texas.
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.
Blaze Foley (born Michael David Fuller) was raised in West Texas and sang with his mother, brother, and sisters in a gospel act called the Fuller Family. Taking a pseudonym borrowed from Red Foley, Blaze performed in Houston, New Orleans, and Austin through the 1970s and '80s, developing a strong following and respect from fellow musicians.
Aug 17, 2018 · Inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze's past, present and future.
- Ethan Hawke
- 2 min
Blaze Foley, born as Michael David Fuller in 1949, was a country musician from Arkansas. His stage name was inspired by Red Foley, one of the biggest names of his time. Blaze was a close friend to...
Aug 31, 2018 · The life and legend of Blaze Foley is now being resurrected with Blaze, a new biopic directed by actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke, who, true to Foley’s confounding legend, once believed the singer...
Blaze 2018 R 2h 8m Music & Musicals An influential, if unsung country songwriter reflects on his career, and how the love of his life drove him to write his most personal music. Starring: Benjamin Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton
- Ethan Hawke
Sybil Rosen documents this period when Deputy, the musician, turned into Blaze, the songwriter, in her book Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remember Blaze Foley (UNT Press, 2008). With a handful of songs and confidence, Blaze and Sybil moved from Georgia to Austin so he could begin his career in music.
Clay Pigeons by Blaze Foley. What a song! I got this mp3 from waddellhollowrecords.com via free download.
- 4 min