Ethan Hawke spotlights a little-known legend in 'Blaze'

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ethan Hawke had long been enchanted by the songs of mysterious singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. Foley wrote songs like 'If I Could Only Fly," that Willie Nelson covered and would go on to become a Merle Haggard hit, and "Clay Pigeons," which John Prine covered. Townes Van Zandt and Lucinda Williams wrote songs about him after his death at age 39 — he was shot in 1989. And yet his is a name that few outside of the Austin music scene would know. This could change with the release of "Blaze," now playing in limited release, which Hawke directed and co-wrote and appears in bri...

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