Harry Dean Stanton

June 24, 1987

Harry Dean Stanton was already three decades into his career as an actor’s actor when he began touring regularly as a song interpreter with a small acoustic trio.

Joined by top-shelf sidemen Steven Soles and Kenny Edwards, Stanton dropped into Deirdre’s studio on June 24, 1987, to share a commanding set of covers in both Spanish and English. Included is “Canción Mixteca,” which Stanton legendarily performed in Wim Wenders’s “Paris, Texas.”

Harry Dean Stanton
Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures.


Harry Dean Stanton (Guitar, vocal)
Steven Soles (Guitar, vocal)
Kenny Edwards (Upright bass)


Engineer: Geoff Sykes
Host: Deirdre O’Donoghue