episode 8

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus

S1 E8 Blaze Foley

Blaze Foley

Written by: Mike Judge and Mark Monroe
Directed by: Mike Judge

A legend in country music circles, and a complete unknown to most fans, Blaze Foley burned bright on the Austin, Texas music scene before being silenced well before his time.  He was an intimidating physical presence with a wry sense of humor and the voice of an angel who battled his demons by writing songs about them.  Blaze hated hypocrisy as much as he loved booze and duct tape.  He became best friends and brothers in self-destruction with another singer/songwriter, Townes Van Zandt.  And he died tragically while trying to defend a friend from harm, but not before writing his greatest song, "If I Could Only Fly."