Guy Clark

Americana Songpoet

Guy Clark doesn't merely compose songs; he projects images and characters with the kind of hands-on care and respect of a literary master. He works slowly and with strict attention to detail, and has produced an impressive collection of timeless gems, leaving very little waste behind.

Using everyday language to construct extraordinary songs for more than 35 years, Clark continues to be the type of songwriter whom young artists study and seasoned writers, as well discriminating listeners, revere.

His early songs are a part of the bedrock of Outlaw Country as Desperadoes Waiting for a Train, Let ‘Em Roll, L.A. Freeway, Texas 1947 and Old Time Feeling set the tone for alternative country and Americana songwriters for decades to come.

After stops in Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles, he settled in Nashville in the early 1970’s joining fellow Texans Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Newbury, Billy Joe Shaver and Townes Van Zandt to form the cutting edge of country songwriting.

Soon he had cuts by Jerry Jeff Walker, Bobby Bare and Johnny Cash and a string of his own critically acclaimed albums followed. More cuts came from Ricky Skaggs, Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill, John Conley and Steve Wariner as well as his own chart success with this singles The Partner Nobody Chose and Homegrown Tomatoes.

Guy Clark remains a national treasure and folk icon as his beautiful songs reflect the man himself, emphasizing honesty, integrity and carefully chosen words.

Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Foundation's Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004, Clark was honored with the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2005.

The following year, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum named Guy Clark as its prestigious 2006 Artist-In-Residence. His latest CD Workbench Songs was nominated for the 2007 Grammy award as Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.


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