The Secret Meaning of Van Zandt’s “Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold”

By Paul Thomas Zenki

It’s not about men playing cards … Early in his career, Steve Earle was playing in a club called the Old Quarter in Galveston, Texas, to a “crowd” of about four people, when in walks his hero, Townes Van Zandt, who proceeds to sit directly in front of him. And in between every song, he […]