Songwriter’s Songwriter

Blaze Foley was a poet and ace finger picker, a walking contradiction, equal parts spiritual and troubled. A genius and beautiful loser. But first and foremost, he was a songwriter who poured his soul into his art.

This site is a tribute to Blaze, the first stop on your trail of discovery, featuring stories about Blaze, his song lyrics, videos, the whimsical art of Ezalb Yelof (Blaze Foley spelled backward) and the numerous projects dedicated to his legacy. Have fun exploring!

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes.

Blaze Foley

You don't always get what you go after, but you do get what you wouldn't have got if you hadn't gone after what you didn't get.

Blaze Foley