Guy Clark

Live in Austin, TX, recorded live at Dixie's in 1983 available in CD and DVD on November 26. Guy's web store is taking pre-orders now!

     Go ahead. Dive in yourself. Live from Austin, TX captures the singular songwriter in peak form.  Clark delves deeply into a literate and meditative storytelling. His songs unearth the extraordinary in the ordinary (“L.A. Freeway”). They’re as accessible (“Texas 1947”) as they are artful (“That Old Time Feeling”). Four decades on, Live from Austin, TX showcases Clark delivering his most vibrant (“Rita Ballou”) and vivid vignettes (“Homegrown Tomatoes”).
     The results are stunning. Clark’s guitar playing is pristine (“Virginia’s Reel”). His singing is sharp (“Anyhow, I Love You”). His stage presence absolutely captivates (the then-brand new “Randall Knife”). Texas music fans: Check out a youthful Robert Earl Keen sitting spellbound front row that night at Dixie’s in 1983.
     In 1983, Clark had earned a reputation as one of our most highly regarded lyricists. His landmark debut Old No. 1 (1975), as well as Texas Cookin’ (1976), Guy Clark (1978) and South Coast of Texas (1981), backed the point. All four are represented on Live from Austin, TX. Rarely performed high watermarks such as “Calf Rope,” “Supply and Demand” and “The Carpenter” fortify standards like “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train,” “Let Him Roll” and “Homegrown Tomatoes.”
     Now, discover our national treasure yourself. If you’re already familiar with Clark, this collection will only strengthen your bond with the Dean of Texas songwriting. “Guy’s is a really true, honest voice,” says Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham. “His songs will be around for hundreds of years.”
 
Set list:
 
1.Home Grown Tomatoes
 2. L A Freeway
 3. Texas 1947
 4. Heart Broke
 5. Any How I Love You
 6. The Carpenter
 7. She Ain't Going No Where
 8. New Cut Road
 9. Who Do You Think You Are
10. Desperadoes Waiting For A Train
11. Let Him Roll
12. Texas Cookin’
13. Rita Balou
14. Virginia's Real
15. Fool For Each Other
16. Supply and Demand
17. Indian Cowboy
18. Broken Hearted People
19. Like a Coat From The Cold
20. The Last Gunfighter Ballad
21. Calf Rope
22. The Partner Nobody Chose
23. She's Crazy For Leaving
24. That Old Time Feeling
25. South Coast of Texas
26. Randall Knife
27. In The Jailhouse Now
28. No Deal

October 11 Guy Clark concert cancelled

Raleigh, NC-We regret to report that Guy Clark has cancelled his appearance at Duke Performances in R.J. Reynolds Theater on Friday, October 11. Mr. Clark is ill and unable to perform; unfortunately, we will not be rescheduling his performance. In addition, we were not able to procure an appropriate replacement, so we are canceling the Friday, October 11 presentation altogether.

To request a refund or to exchange your tickets to another Duke Performances event, please contact the Duke University Box Office by Tuesday, October 1. If you purchased these tickets using a credit card and wish to receive a refund, please have your card ready when calling; in order to best maintain online financial security, the Duke University Box Office does not store credit card information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Duke University Box Office at 919-684-4444 weekdays 11am-6pm.

Best Regards
Duke Performances

GUY CLARK’S MY FAVORITE PICTURE OF YOU IS UNAMIMOUSLY EMBRACED BY THE PRESS

ALBUM REACHES HIGHEST FIRST WEEK SALES MARK IN MASTER SONGWRITER’S CELEBRATED CAREER

Nashville, TN – My Favorite Picture Of You (Dualtone Records), the first studio album in four years from legendary songwriter Guy Clark, receives unanimous praise from the press as it reaches chart and sales milestones in a career that spans four decades.

Upon its July 23rd release, My Favorite Picture Of You sold more in its first week (5593 units) than any album in Clark’s celebrated career. The album debuted at #62 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #12 on the Country chart (both highest-ever debuts for Clark), #19 on the Indie Chart and #5 on the Folk Chart .
 
The press has embraced My Favorite Picture Of You. NPR’s All Things Considered visited Clark in his Nashville home and featured him in an extensive segment (listen Here). Clark was recently the subject of cover stories in American Songwriter Magazine, Nashville Scene, Austin Chronicle, The Tennessean (Portfolio) and Austin American Statesman (Life & Arts). The album has been written about via features and reviews in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, Penthouse, Chicago Tribune, Paste, Boston Globe, Country Weekly, CMT.com and more. See more highlights Here. Clark will also be the subject of an upcoming CBS This Morning segment and an Associated Press print and video story.


“If you want to learn how to write a song — one that's built to last, with vivid characters and images that plant you squarely inside a scene — listen to Guy Clark.”
                                                            – NPR All Things Considered
 
“ . . . setting the bar for raw-boned, open-hearted, slow-rolling narratives.”   - Associated Press

“His new album, My Favorite Picture Of You, is a bare-bones gem that has the feel of Cash’s much-lauded American series of albums.” – Garden & Gun
 
"As a master wordsmith who believes in simplicity over all, he’s excavated the human heart, calloused pride and faltering dignity with a scalpel."  - Paste Magazine


Guy Clark is one the most respected songwriters of his generation, who is often referred to as the “songwriter’s songwriter.” He dug very deep for each performance on My Favorite Picture Of You. The album’s title track was written for Susanna Clark, Guy’s wife of 40 years, who passed away in 2012. The cover photo says it all.


For more information about Guy Clark, please contact Jim Flammia or Donica Christensen at All Eyes Media (615) 227-2770 or jim@alleyesmedia.com / donica@alleyesmedia.com

Guy Clark's new CD My Favorite Picture of You receives numerous accolades from the press

In fact, there are so many great articles written about Guy Clark and the new CD that we've posted links to them at https://www.facebook.com/GuyClarkMusic. My Favorite Picture Of You (CD and vinyl) is available here, on Guy's website. Simply click the "Store" link at the top of the page.

Guy Clark Returns With My Favorite Picture Of You His First Studio Album In Four Years On July 23

My Favorite Picture Of You, the first studio album in four years from legendary songwriter Guy Clark, is set for a July 23 release on Dualtone Records. As one of the most revered songwriters of his generation, Clark embodies the term “songwriter’s songwriter.” The simplicity of the recording shines brightly while capturing Clark’s beautifully understated and road worn vocals. Clark co-wrote 10 of the 11 tracks on My Favorite Picture Of You and dug very deep for each performance on this truly inspired collection.

The album’s heartfelt title track was written for Susanna Clark, Guy’s wife of 40 years, and a successful songwriter in her own right, who passed away in 2012. If a picture says a thousand words, then the cover photo of My Favorite Picture Of You declares an entire life. The cover depicts Clark, slightly blurred in the background, holding up an old photo of his beloved from the 1970s. According to Clark, Susanna walked in and found he and friend, the late Townes Van Zandt drunk, again. She stormed out of the house, which is when the Polaroid was taken.

The song is a loving tribute that melts your heart while making you smile. As a master songwriter, Guy Clark has always made us smile by infusing his wry wit into thoughtful storytelling.
Clark’s vocals on My Favorite Picture Of You exude truth, wisdom and warmth, only touching on the insight he has gained from an extraordinary life. From the delicate sweetness of “Cornmeal Waltz” to the poignant story of the veteran returned a changed man in “Heroes” to the determined “Hell Bent On A Heartache,” Clark delivers a standout album in a four-decade career overflowing with high points.


In 2004, Guy Clark was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and in 2013, he received the Academy of Country Music’s Poet’s Award, along with Hank Williams. However, Clark’s multiple Grammy Award nominations and accolades merely hint at the immeasurable impact his songs and recordings have had. He has been a mentor to artists such as Steve Earle and Rodney Crowell and his songs have been covered by a multitude of artists, including Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, David Allen Coe, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, Asleep At The Wheel and many others. After 40 years of songwriting, Guy Clark continues to be lauded and admired by his peers, critics and artists young and old from different genres...and he is not done yet.

This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark receives GRAMMY nomination for Best Folk Album

This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark was lovingly produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Tamara Saviano (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster)—who is also working with Clark on his definitive biography—and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp ("Sis Draper," "Magnolia Wind").
 
The collection was released by Houston's Icehouse Music in December, 2011. It includes 30 tracks by 33 artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions. The collection was mixed and mastered by Fred Remmert.  Core band members include Camp, Verlon Thompson, Jen Gunderman, Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga, Mike Bub, Larry Atamanuik, and Kenny Malone.
 
Part of the proceeds benefit the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. 
 
Volume 1
 
1.    That Old Time Feeling – Rodney Crowell
2.    Anyhow I Love You – Lyle Lovett
3.    All He Wants Is You – Shawn Colvin
4.    Homeless – Shawn Camp
5.    Broken Hearted People – Ron Sexsmith
6.    Better Days – Rosanne Cash
7.    Desperadoes Waiting For A Train – Willie Nelson
8.    Baby Took A Limo To Memphis – Rosie Flores
9.    Magdalene – Kevin Welch
10.    Instant Coffee Blues – Suzy Bogguss
11.    Homegrown Tomatoes – Ray Wylie Hubbard
12.    Let Him Roll – John Townes Van Zandt II
13.    The Guitar – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
14.    Cold Dog Soup – James McMurtry
 
Volume 2
 
1.    Dublin Blues – Joe Ely
2.    Magnolia Wind – Emmylou Harris & John Prine
3.    The Last Gunfighter Ballad – Steve Earle
4.    All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad – Verlon Thompson
5.    The Dark – Terri Hendrix
6.    LA Freeway – Radney Foster
7.    The Cape – Patty Griffin
8.    Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kris Kristofferson
9.    Texas Cookin’ – Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
11.    Randall Knife – Vince Gill
12.    Texas 1947 – Robert Earl Keen
13.    Old Friends – Terry Allen
14.    She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – The Trishas
15.    My Favorite Picture of You – Jerry Jeff Walker
 
“The first time I heard Guy Clark, I thought it made everything I’d heard up to that point something other than a song. His ability to translate the emotional into the written word is extraordinary.” - Lyle Lovett

"Five words immediately come to mind with the arrival of this long-overdue tribute to one of America's most remarkable songsmiths, those words being "What took so damn long?" Every performance on this excellent 30-song, two CD set reflects the wrenching emotions that are instilled in every one of Guy Clark's compositions." - Blurt 


"From Rodney Crowell’s first words kicking off the recording to Jerry Jeff Walker’s final note on the last track, This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark is one of the finest releases to grace the music world in a long time." - Performing Songwriter

This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark wins Americana Album of the Year at 2012 Americana Honors & Awards

September 13, 2012

This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark was honored last night at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium with the coveted Album of the Year award during the annual Americana Honors & Awards. Clark performed "My Favorite Picture of You," accompanied by Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp. After Clark's performance, the award was presented by Rodney Crowell and Brandi Carlisle.  Other nominees in the category included Steve Earle's We'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, Jason Isbell's Here We Rest and Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings The Harrow and the Harvest.
 
This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark was lovingly produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Tamara Saviano (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster)—who is also working with Clark on his definitive biography—and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp ("Sis Draper," "Magnolia Wind").
 
The tribute includes 30 tracks by 33 Americana artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions. The collection was mixed and mastered by Fred Remmert.  Core band members include Camp, Verlon Thompson, Jen Gunderman, Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga, Mike Bub, Larry Atamanuik, and Kenny Malone.
 
Part of the proceeds benefit the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
 
Volume 1

1.    That Old Time Feeling – Rodney Crowell
2.    Anyhow I Love You – Lyle Lovett
3.    All He Wants Is You – Shawn Colvin
4.    Homeless – Shawn Camp
5.    Broken Hearted People – Ron Sexsmith
6.    Better Days – Rosanne Cash
7.    Desperadoes Waiting For A Train – Willie Nelson
8.    Baby Took A Limo To Memphis – Rosie Flores
9.    Magdalene – Kevin Welch
10.    Instant Coffee Blues – Suzy Bogguss
11.    Homegrown Tomatoes – Ray Wylie Hubbard
12.    Let Him Roll – John Townes Van Zandt II
13.    The Guitar – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
14.    Cold Dog Soup – James McMurtry
15.    Worry B Gone – Hayes Carll

Volume 2

1.    Dublin Blues – Joe Ely
2.    Magnolia Wind – Emmylou Harris & John Prine
3.    The Last Gunfighter Ballad – Steve Earle
4.    All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad – Verlon Thompson
5.    The Dark – Terri Hendrix
6.    LA Freeway – Radney Foster
7.    The Cape – Patty Griffin
8.    Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kris Kristofferson
9.    Texas Cookin’ – Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
10.    Stuff That Works – Jack Ingram
11.    Randall Knife – Vince Gill
12.    Texas 1947 – Robert Earl Keen
13.    Old Friends – Terry Allen
14.    She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – The Trishas
15.    My Favorite Picture of You – Jerry Jeff Walker
 
For more information contact Tamara Saviano / Tamara@tamarasaviano.com / 615-400-0388
 
 
Press materials available at www.icehousemusic.com/guyclarkpress

Check out our YouTube videos:
 
Worry B Gone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-ziW5e0494
 
Stuff That Works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npG3ngu49GA

This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark nominated for 2012 Americana Album of the Year!

The double CD set includes recordings by Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris & John Prine, Patty Griffin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, and more. Produced by Tamera Saviano and Shawn Camp.

The Americana Awards show will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 12, 2012. Other nominees in the category include works by Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark was lovingly produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Tamara Saviano (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster)--who is also working with Clark on his difinitive biography--and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp ("Sis Draper," "Magnolia Wind").

 

This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark

No. 1 in Classic Country, No. 3 in Today's Country,
No. 1 in Pop Tributes on Amazon Best Sellers Chart
 
 
Album includes recordings by Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris & John Prine, Patty Griffin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, and more.
 
Produced by Tamara Saviano and Shawn Camp
 
January 31, 2012

This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark tops the Americana Music Chart this week.  The album is also No. 1 in Classic Country, No. 3 in Today's Country, No. 1 in Pop tributes and No. 24 overall on Amazon.com Best Sellers Rank.
 
The collection was lovingly produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Tamara Saviano (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster)—who is also working with Clark on his definitive biography—and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp ("Sis Draper," "Magnolia Wind").
 
The tribute includes 30 tracks by 33 Americana artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions. The collection was mixed and mastered by Austin's Cedar Creek Records principal Fred Remmert.
 
Part of the proceeds benefit the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
 
 
Volume 1

1.    That Old Time Feeling – Rodney Crowell
2.    Anyhow I Love You – Lyle Lovett
3.    All He Wants Is You – Shawn Colvin
4.    Homeless – Shawn Camp
5.    Broken Hearted People – Ron Sexsmith
6.    Better Days – Rosanne Cash
7.    Desperadoes Waiting For A Train – Willie Nelson
8.    Baby Took A Limo To Memphis – Rosie Flores
9.    Magdalene – Kevin Welch
10.    Instant Coffee Blues – Suzy Bogguss
11.    Homegrown Tomatoes – Ray Wylie Hubbard
12.    Let Him Roll – John Townes Van Zandt II
13.    The Guitar – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
14.    Cold Dog Soup – James McMurtry
15.    Worry B Gone – Hayes Carll

Volume 2

1.    Dublin Blues – Joe Ely
2.    Magnolia Wind – Emmylou Harris & John Prine
3.    The Last Gunfighter Ballad – Steve Earle
4.    All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad – Verlon Thompson
5.    The Dark – Terri Hendrix
6.    LA Freeway – Radney Foster
7.    The Cape – Patty Griffin
8.    Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kris Kristofferson
9.    Texas Cookin’ – Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
10.    Stuff That Works – Jack Ingram
11.    Randall Knife – Vince Gill
12.    Texas 1947 – Robert Earl Keen
13.    Old Friends – Terry Allen
14.    She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – The Trishas
15.    My Favorite Picture of You – Jerry Jeff Walker
 
For more information contact Tamara Saviano / Tamara@tamarasaviano.com / 615-400-0388
 
 
Press materials available at www.icehousemusic.com/guyclarkpress

Check out our YouTube videos:
 
Worry B Gone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-ziW5e0494
 
Stuff that works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npG3ngu49GA

Live interview with Guy Clark to air Tuesday, December 13 on WSM-AM

The multi-faceted and award-winning group Mountain Heart will dedicate the December edition of their monthly radio program, That Just Happened, to the legendary singer/songwriter Guy Clark. Joining Mountain Heart's Jim VanCleve and Josh Shilling live in the WSM studios during the hour-long program, set to air at 3pm ET/2pm CT on Tuesday, December 13. Joining Guy will be the album's co-producers Tamara Saviano and frequent Clark co-writer, Shawn Camp, along with fellow songwriter and featured artist on the compilation, Verlon Thompson. Clark will be in the studio for the full hour to reflect upon his celebrated career, the 30-track tribute album and his thoughts on recently turning 70.

Guests on the show will share their experiences working on the newly-released album, This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, as well as the impact that Clark has had in each of their own lives and careers. The heralded double CD includes recordings by Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris & John Prine, Patty Griffin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen and many more. Select tracks from the compilation will be played throughout the show, with the guests performing one song live to close the show.

This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark Available December 6, 2011

Houston's Icehouse Music will release This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark on December 6, 2011 to celebrate Clark's 70th birthday. The collection was lovingly produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Tamara Saviano (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster)--who is also working with Clark on his definitive biography--and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp ("Sis Draper," "Magnolia Wind").

The tribute includes 30 tracks by 33 Americana artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions. The collection was mixed and mastered by Austin engineer Fred Remmert.

"Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett, among the venerable artists who eagerly gathered for This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. "The first time I heard Guy Clark, I thought it made everything I'd heard up to that point something other than a song. His ability to translate the emotional into the written word is extraordinary."

"Guy Clark is like a dancer with the way he talks and a photographer with the way he writes," noted Texas indie artist Terri Hendrix says. "He's the epitome of American songwriting."

For This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, artists brought two key instruments: a guitar and a profound reverence. Individual investments quickly emerged. Perhaps most notably, Gill claims a haunting bond. "Giant tears were falling all over my guitar as we were playing," the country star remembers about serving as guitarist on Clark's original "Randall Knife" recording nearly thirty years ago. "My dad was a lawyer, and he died when I was forty. Guy and I are tied at the hip through that song."

"Let's give her a good go and make ol' Guy proud of us..." said Rodney Crowell kicking off the collection on the first day as he readied to record "That Old Time Feeling." The double CD set was recorded live in studio with a core house band that included multi-instrumentalist Shawn Camp, guitarist Verlon Thompson and pianist Jen Gunderman. The tribute was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas with a rotating cast of other musicians including multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Maines, bass players Glenn Fukunaga, Mike Bub and Glenn Worf, and drummers Kenny Malone and Larry Atamanuik.

Volume 1

1. That Old Time Feeling - Rodney Crowell

2. Anyhow I Love You - Lyle Lovett

3. All He Wants Is You - Shawn Colvin

4. Homeless - Shawn Camp

5. Broken Hearted People - Ron Sexsmith

6. Better Days - Rosanne Cash

7. Desperados Waiting For A Train - Willie Nelson

8. Baby Took A Limo To Memphis - Rose Flores

9. Magdalene - Kevin Welch

10. Instant Coffee Blues - Suzy Bogguss

11. Homegrown Tomatoes - Ray Wylie Hubbard

12. Let Him Roll - John Townes Van Zandt II

13. The Guitar - Ramblin' Jack Elliott

14. Cold Dog Soup - James McMurtry

15. Worry B Gone - Hayes Carll

 

Volume 2

1. Dublin Blues - Joe Ely

2. Magnolia Wind - Emmylou Harris & John Prine

3. The Last Gunfighter Ballad - Steve Earle

4. All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad - Verlon Thompson

5. The Dark - Terri Hendrix

6. LA Freeway - Radney Foster

7. The Cape - Patty Griffin

8. Hemingway's Whiskey - Kris Kristofferson

9. Texas Cookin' - Gary Nicholson, Darrel Scott & Tim O'Brien

10. Stuff That Works - Jack Ingram

11. Randall Knife - Vince Gill

12. Texas 1947 - Robert Earl Keen

13. Old Friends - Terry Allen

14. She Ain't Goin' Nowhere - The Trishas

15. My Favorite Picture of You - Jerry Jeff Walker

Bid on an Original Guy Clark Painting to Benefit Collin County Advocacy for Children

Guy Clark did an original painting which is now up for auction. The money raised from the auction will benefit Collin County Advocacy for Children. You can find out more about the cause by visiting www.CACPlano.org.

Go here to bid on Guy's original painting.

Go here to check out all the other original pieces of artwork up for auction.

Guy Clark featured on this week's Paste Magazine mPlayer

Listen to Guy's "Dublin Blues" this week: http://mplayer.pastemagazine.com/issues/week-8/articles and read Holly Gleason's interview with Guy.

 

New bundled packages that include Guy's new, live CD, 'Songs And Stories,' a T-shirt and limited edition autographed print of Guy's guitar available now!!

Visit the Dualtone website http://www.dualtonerecords.net/store/store.php?Guy_Clark-pg1-cid37.html to purchase these items, which are being offered for a limited time. Guy's new, live CD "Songs And Stories" is now available for pre-order. The bundles feature one-of-a-kind items. The T-shirt image is a painting of Guy's boots that was painted by Guy. The photograph is a Jim McGuire photo of the Martin guitar that Guy has had for years. Guy will sign these limited edition photographs as part of the deal!

GUY CLARK RELEASES SONGS AND STORIES, AUGUST 16 ON DUALTONE MUSIC GROUP

At the tail end of his performance of “L.A. Freeway,” master songwriter Guy Clark pauses to share a memory from that time decades ago, about a landlord and a grapefruit tree that might have added to the final push to say, “Adios to all this concrete. Gonna get me some dirt road back street.” It’s the kind of story you want to hear from a legend like Clark and on the live album Songs And Stories out August 16 on Music Group, not only are there the beloved songs, “The Randall Knife,” “The Cape,” “Homegrown Tomatoes,” and “Stuff That Works,” but also the essential asides and insights that can only be experienced from a seat in the audience.

The album was recorded at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Clark warmly surrounded by his musical family -- his longtime sidekick and co-writer Verlon Thompson, along with Shawn Camp, Bryn Davies and Kenny Malone. It’s a comfortable atmosphere that feels like a peek into a 3am guitar pull at The Driskill Hotel.

Before beginning the song “If I Needed You,” written by his longtime friend Townes Van Zandt, Clark shares the story about the surprising ease Townes had writing the popular song when living with Clark and his wife in Texas in 1972. “Townes came in for coffee one morning, picked up his guitar and laid this piece of paper on his leg and sang this song…and I said ‘where did that come from?’ and he said ‘I wrote it last night in my sleep, I just rolled over and wrote it down and turned over and went back to sleep.’” Clark laughs, adding, “Suspicion confirmed.”

Releasing just months prior to his 70th birthday, Songs and Stories further evidence why Clark is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, with craftsmanship that young writers study and seasoned writers admire. Clark has continued to reap awards with a recent Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Association, and Grammy nominations for his last two studio albums with Dualtone, Somedays The Song Writes You and Workbench Songs.

TRACK LISTING:

1. Introduction
2. L.A. Freeway
3. Story: Sometimes They Come Easy 15. Story: Hang In There
4. Maybe I Can Paint Over That 16. Joe Walker’s Mare
5. Story: Townes’ Road Keets 17. A nod to Rodney Crowell
6. If I Needed You 18. Stuff That Works
7. The Cape 19. Out In The Parkin’ Lot
8. Homegrown Tomatoes 20. Intro: The Randall Knife
9. Shawn and Verlon 21. The Randall Knife
10. Story: The Legend Of Sis Draper 22. Curtain call for the cast
11. Sis Draper 23. Dublin Blues
12. Magnolia Wind
13. Story: I’m From Greasy Bend
14. Darwettia’s Mandolin

Guy Clark Live Record Coming August 16th!

Fans of the legendary singer-songwriter Guy Clark are in for a special treat later this summer with the release of a new album set to drop just months prior to his 70th birthday. Recorded live, Songs And Stories recounts an evening of music and insight from the renowned troubadour that spans Clark’s forty years of rough-and-tumble yet earnest sto­rytelling. This latest effort from Clark includes brand new recordings of “L.A. Freeway,” “The Randall Knife,” “The Cape,” “Homegrown Tomatoes,” “Stuff That Works” and other well-known fan favorites. Clark’s last two album releases on Dualtone (Somedays The Song Writes You and Workbench Songs) were GRAMMY nominees; and Guy is also a member of the esteemed Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and recent recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Rodney Crowell's New Memoir

Looking forward to reading my good friend Rodney Crowell's new memoir.

2011 Grammy Nomination!

Guy Clark has been nominated for the Best Contemporary Folk Album in the 2011 Grammys!  Other nominees for this category are: Jackson Browne & David Lindley, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs, and Richard Thompson.  See the entire Grammy Nominee list here.

New tour dates added for Texas and Missouri!!

Kenny Chesney's next album, Hemingway's Whiskey, will be released in late September.

He has said that when he first heard the original version on Guy Clark's 2009 album, Somedays the Song Writes You, he knew it was just right for his new record.

"I was sitting in my truck and a friend had given me Guy's album, which had just come out -- and it's a song that talks about living life to its fullest, being a man about your responsibilities and not compromising. As soon as I heard it, I knew I had to cut it ... and call the album that ... because it says everything about the way you live your life, and what life can be if you refuse to buy into limits, which -- as someone who's read all his books -- is everything Hemingway's novels revolved around."

Clark's website describes the tune as a knowing sigh of a song, about the novelist's way of taking life in its most potent, undiluted form, regardless of where that takes you. That kind of sentiment may seem a long way from Chesney's 2008 beachy album, Lucky Old Sun. But Chesney has said he wanted this new album to be something more. "I came to town to write songs, to make records, to create something that spoke about how I lived, and the people who I knew who were just like me and my friends lived," he has said.

Clark is 68 years old and the country-folk-Americana songwriting legend has influenced plenty of artists like Steve Earle, Bobby Bare, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris. Bob Dylan cites him as one of his favorite songwriters. And now you can add Chesney to that list. I can't wait to hear how far that side of Chesney has come since the basket full of chicken and the big cold jug of sweet tea.

Now available in Guy's store: Boats to Build and Dublin Blues CDs!!!

You can now purchase Boats To Build and Dublin Blues, two of Guy's earlier works. Boats To Build was released in 1992 and Dublin Blues in 1995. Both of these CDs are "classic" Guy Clark with some of Guy's most loved songs. Along with the title song, "Boats To Build", this CD also contains "I Don't Love You Much Do I."  Dublin Blues has some of Guy's most requested titles including "The Randall Knife," "The Cape," and "Black Diamond Strings." These are "must haves" for anyone who admires Guy's work.

Music available for download online!

Six of Guy Clark's CDs are now available for purchase or digital download online.  You can view the albums in the 'Store' or follow this link.

'LA Freeway' and 'Desperados Waiting For A Train' Handwritten Lyrics now Available for Auction!

The actual handwritten lyrics for Guy Clark's "LA Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting For A Train" are available for auction through The Americana Music Association.  Take advantage of this amazing opportunity by clicking here.

Interview on My SSnews about Guy Clark

Interviewing Guy Clark is not an easy gig. The native Texan is shy, soft-spoken and reticent to talk about himself.  But talk he must – at least after the release of a new record.

“Somedays The Song Writes You,” Clark’s 22nd CD, hit music stores in September, so he’s been doing telephone interviews from his Nashville home.  To read more, click here.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin will take place in November

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will celebrate Janis Joplin, one of rock and roll’s most passionate and influential artists during the 14th annual American Music Masters® series, entitled Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin, this November.  The annual series of events will begin November 9, 2009, culminating with a conference and a tribute concert. Artists include Ray Benson, Guy Clark, Nona Hendryx, Bettye Lavette, Country Joe McDonald, Susan Tedeschi, Lucinda Williams and Carolyn Wonderland. Additional surprise guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

The tribute concert will be held Saturday, November 14, at 8 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theater in Cleveland. Tickets are $30, $40 and $50.  This event is sponsored by Jim Beam. Tickets are available at the PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visiting www.rockhall.com. A limited number of Rock Hall VIP event packages starting at $250 are available by calling (216) 515-1207.

The complete schedule of events for the 14th Annual American Music Masters® series Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin includes:

SPECIAL LAUNCH EVENT:  Thursday, October 22, 2009 – An Evening with Big Brother and the Holding Company

On Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m. in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor, members of Janis Joplin’s original band Big Brother and the Holding Company (Peter Albin, Sam Andrew and Dave Getz) will tell their story through an intimate live interview. Immediately following, Big Brother will participate in an autograph signing. The Rock Hall interview is FREE and open to the public.  Please email edu@rockhall.org or call (216) 515-8426 to RSVP.

The evening will continue with Big Brother and the Holding Company performing live at the Beachland Ballroom.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Big Brother will be joined by Cleveland’s own Mary Bridget Davies, the actress and vocalist who played Joplin in the Cleveland stage production “Love, Janis” inspired by Janis’ sister Laura’s best-selling book of the same name, and Ben Nieves.  Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of show.  Visit www.ticketweb.com.

PUBLIC LIBRARY COLLABORATION

For the second consecutive year, the Rock Hall has partnered with the Cuyahoga County Public Library to deliver special American Music Masters-related content.  On Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m., Rock Hall educators will host a special “Rock and Roll Night School” at the library’s Solon branch.  On Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m., Rock Hall educators will conduct an interactive videoconference entitled Ball of Confusion: Rock Music and Social Change in the 1960s and 1970s.  This class will be held simultaneously at the library’s Solon and Brooklyn branches. Both events will highlight Janis Joplin’s extraordinary music, life and impact on popular culture. 

AMERICAN MUSIC MASTERS ® WEEK

Monday, November 9 at 7 p.m. - Rock and Roll Night School: A Spotlight on Janis Joplin at the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, 11130 Bellflower Road, Clark Hall Room 309

Rock Hall educators Dr. Lauren Onkey and Jason Hanley will introduce the life and career of Janis Joplin with a multimedia presentation. This event is free with a reservation. Email education@rockhall.org or call 216.515.8426 to RSVP.

Tuesday, November 10 at 4:30 p.m. Teachers Rock: Girls Rock! Helping Girls (and Boys) Find Their Voice in the K-12 Classroom in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor

Featuring selected scenes from Girls Rock!, the acclaimed documentary about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, this special Teachers Rock workshop explores learning difference and multiple intelligences in the K-12 classroom.  Nancy Boutilier, a local educator and active musician featured in the film, will share her experiences at camp and in the classroom.  This workshop is designed for music teachers and interested educators around Northeast Ohio. This event is free with a reservation. Email education@rockhall.org or call 216.515.8426 to RSVP.

Tuesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. – Film Screening: Festival Express (2003) in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor

Festival Express is a documentary exploring the 1970 Canadian tour in which some of the greatest performers of the time (including Inductees Janis Joplin, The Band, The Grateful Dead, and Buddy Guy) traveled by train together for five days, giving concerts where and when they stopped. This event is free with a reservation. Email education@rockhall.org or call 216.515.8426 to RSVP.

Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. – Hall of Fame Series with Jorma Kaukonen of the Jefferson Airplane in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor

In a career that has spanned a half-century, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Jorma Kaukonen is the leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar. He is one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana. The Grammy-nominated musician was a founding member of two legendary bands, The Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna.  He met Janis Joplin during her first stay in San Francisco in the early 1960s, and they recorded the legendary “Typewriter Tapes” together in 1965.  The event will also feature intimate performances interspersed throughout the interview.  This event is free with a reservation. Email education@rockhall.org or call 216.515.8426 to RSVP.

Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. – From Songwriters to Soundmen featuring John Byrne Cooke, Janis Joplin’s former road manager in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor

John Byrne Cooke was Janis Joplin’s road manager from December 1967 until her death in October 1970.  A writer, photographer and filmmaker, Cooke contributed ten essays on Janis Joplin and her music to Janis Joplin, A Performance Diary (1997). In June 1967, John was a member of the D.A. Pennebaker film crew that filmed the Monterey International Pop Festival. He will screen his 8mm films of Janis Joplin, shot throughout years on the road with her. They offer a unique and intimate view of this too-often misunderstood rock icon. This event is free with a reservation. Email education@rockhall.org or call 216.515.8426 to RSVP.

Friday, November 13 at 8 p.m. - Concert by Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel at Wilbert’s in Cleveland, 812 Huron Avenue – Hailed as the post-modern King of Western Swing, Ray Benson is the nine-time Grammy-winning leader of Asleep at the Wheel.  Having won Grammys in each of the last four decades, Asleep at the Wheel has worked with the likes of Bob Dylan, George Strait and the Dixie Chicks. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door or in advance at Wilbert’s. Rock Hall members can purchase two-for-one tickets by showing member ID at time of purchase. 

Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Rock and Roll Retrospective at Case Western Reserve’s Wolstein Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Road, in the Wolstein Research Building

A reflection on the career of Janis Joplin and her impact on rock and roll music. Participants will include Laura and Michael Joplin, Janis’ sister and brother; songwriter Jerry Ragovoy (“Piece of my Heart,” “Get It While You Can,” “Cry Baby,” “Time is on My Side”); singer and songwriter Country Joe McDonald (“The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag”); celebrated authors and journalists Ann Powers, Holly George-Warren, and Lucy O’Brien; former San Francisco and current Sirius Radio disc jockey Dusty Street; and David Barnett from Cleveland’s WVIZ/PBS ideastream®. Tickets are $30 (Continental breakfast and lunch included) and are available through Ticketmaster and the Museum box office.

Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m. Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre

The concert will feature Ray Benson, Guy Clark, Nona Hendryx, Bettye Lavette, Country Joe McDonald, Susan Tedeschi, Lucinda Williams and Carolyn Wonderland. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.  This event also tells the story of Joplin’s life and legacy through video and special tributes. Tickets are $30, $40 and $50 and can be purchased at playhousesquare.org and at the PlayhouseSquare box office (216) 241-6000 or by visiting www.rockhall.com

Please visit www.rockhall.com for updated information about the concert, the weeklong series of events and for more information about Janis Joplin.

About the American Music Masters® Series

The American Music Masters® series, a co-production of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, celebrates the lives and careers of artists who changed the shape and sound of American culture. Drawing together experts, artists, fans and friends, the series provide new perspectives on the most beloved and influential musicians of the past century.

The tribute concert brings together a diverse mix of artists and musical styles, and as a result, many magical moments have taken place over the years. In 2004, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss performed onstage together for the first time to honor Lead Belly. This year the pair was awarded the highest honors of Album of the Year for Raising Sand and Record of the Year for "Please Read the Letter" at the 51st annual Grammy awards. Honoree Jerry Lee Lewis, who was not scheduled to perform at the 2007 concert, was moved to take the stage at the end of the show. Lewis tenderly played the piano and sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. At the first American Music Masters tribute concert, Bruce Springsteen set the bar high and performed in honor of Woody Guthrie. The most star-studded and unique performance by a trio was Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke and Elvis Costello paying tribute to Sam Cooke in 2005. Last year, a 93-year-old Les Paul took the stage with his trio and then led an epic jam with some of rock and roll’s greatest guitarists, from Jennifer Batten to Slash.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit www.rockhall.com. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

About Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is among the nation’s leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. www.case.edu.

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities was established in 1996 with a generous gift of endowment from Eric and Jane Nord. Dedicated to celebrating achievements in the arts and humanities, the Center facilitates cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaborations that address questions and problems of broad human interest.

About Cuyahoga County Public Library

Cuyahoga County Public Library is ranked the Number Two library system in the nation among libraries that serve populations of 500,000 or more. It is the seventh busiest library in the nation with 28 branches that serve 47 communities. The Library’s mission is to provide our community open access to resources that inform, entertain, and enrich. For more information, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org.

Guy Clark interview on Friday, October 9 at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame

Guy Clark, one of Nashville's most influential and respected singer-songwriters, talks about his life and career. Clark has just released a new album, Somedays the Song Writes You. He came to Nashville in 1971 and soon was part of a "Paris in the '20s" songwriting community that included Mickey Newbury, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, and Steve Earle. Crowell, Shawn Camp, and Gary Nicholson are among Clark's co-writers on his new release. Presented in partnership with Next BIG Nashville, a conference and music festival, and American Songwriter magazine. Included with Country Music Hall of Fame museum admission. Free to museum members, Next BIG Nashville badge holders, and conference attendees. If you are going, the interview, conducted by Jay Orr, Country Music Hall of Fame executive director, is from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the CMHoF Ford Theater.

Guy Clark's Craftsmanship Shows No Sign Of Withering

Songwriter, a legend to some, continues to write — and re-write

By Peter Cooper
THE TENNESSEAN


Guy Clark, master songwriter, suggests graph paper.

"It feels good to write like this," said Clark, sitting in a workshop filled with cassette tapes, pencils, acoustic guitars and other items that don't necessitate keypads, wireless signals or other modern totems. "It's just the tactile part of it, I guess. I write in longhand, on graph paper. It kind of keeps you in a straight line."

The "straight line" part may be argued: Neither Clark nor his late, great, wild-eyed songwriting buddy Townes Van Zandt did much in the way of sticking to the middle or avoiding guard rails. But at age 67, Clark is still putting pencil to paper, strumming guitars he crafts by hand and writing songs. Every time he does that, people listen and approve, and every little while someone such as Lyle Lovett calls him a hero of American song. Once, Michelle Shocked called him "God Clark." Every now and then, someone asks him to show them how it's done.

"I've taught some songwriting classes," he said. "My approach to that has always been to not list things you do or don't do . . . just write a song in front of them, and then everyone can see how it works. The question is, 'How do you write a song?' And so I say, 'Well, watch this.' "

He taught a class once at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch up in Ohio, with longtime collaborator Verlon Thompson. The two friends wound up writing their "for example" song about a fellow who happens upon a pawn-shop guitar, tries it out and finds it was quite literally made for him. "The Guitar" is a bit of magical realism, set to an Americana soundscape.

"Verlon and I wrote it right in front of these nine guys that were in our class," Clark said. "The day we drove off, I put the lyrics in my bag and never looked at it again. I guess I was tired of it and put it away. Four years later, somebody from the class e-mailed Verlon a copy of the lyrics. We read it and it was like, '(Expletive), this is really good.' Verlon picked up a guitar, played a chord progression and started kind of talking the lyrics. And then, there it was. I may never do another of those classes. Not my cup of tea. But it did produce something really good."

'I like learning'

The son of a lawyer, Clark is more of a judge. He's an arbiter, capable of judging his own work and the works of others as good, bad or indifferent. As such, he's capable of taking a compliment: A visitor remarked that a particular guitar that Clark made is "magnificent," and Clark responded, "Yeah, it is." That's his favorite guitar, though, the 10th one he crafted. Call the ninth one "magnificent" and he might well take a drag from his hand-rolled cigarette and disagree.

His discerning eye doesn't look away even from things he's already recorded. He figures a couple of the lyrics from his new Somedays the Song Writes You album could use some work.

"Well, like Rodney Crowell called me and said, 'I've got a song I want you to help me finish,' " he said. "He had the first two verses, which were just pristine. I think the story is that Rodney was in Scotland and ran into some crusty merchant marine sailor and Rodney got enthralled with the life this guy had led.

"Rodney and I, we were trying to write about this sailor who gave up on the sea and walked inland. But I'm still a little confused by the song. I wish it were a little tidier, the transition of him giving up the sea and going inland to die. I just have some questions about it. So I'll keep working."

Clark's first batch of recorded songs came out on an album called Old No. 1, a 1975 release that remains an object of affection and envy among songwriters.

"That album was received really well, right from the start," Clark said. "I got this great review in Playboy, and Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger got kind of panned in that same issue."

Somedays the Song Writes You finds Clark collaborating with Thompson, Crowell and old friend Gary Nicholson, but also with young-buck tunesmiths Ashley Monroe, Patrick Davis and Jedd Hughes.

"See, I like learning stuff, and I learn a lot from people like that," Clark said of the latter three. "With the young writers, I pretty much have my way with the lyrics, the final say, but even then there are things that come out of their mouths that wouldn't have come out of my mind. I enjoy sitting at a table and wrangling with words. I find that inspiring, and I learn from these people."

Songwriter Stephen Allen Davis has written songs recorded by Tammy Wynette, Joe Cocker, Frank Sinatra and Kenny Rogers, but until a recent day at Clark's workshop, he had not asked an on-the-record interview question. Observing until the end of the question-and-answer session, Davis wanted to make at least one inquiry of Clark, and he asked the sage about his "first real guitar." Clark said it was a 1953 Martin D-18, and then he went and got that guitar out of a case in an adjoining room.

"I never thought it was that good of a guitar, and the neck is too thin," Clark said, handing the instrument to Davis, who remarked that it was one of the best-sounding guitars he'd ever played.

Then Clark began talking of another guitar, perhaps in order to make a point about the benefits of banging the guardrails.

"I played this D-18 for years, but I started dabbling in some others. I had a cousin who worked at Martin, and she could get guitars at cost, and I ordered a Martin D-28. She sent it to me, and it didn't sound good at all to me. One night, I left it in the back of a car, when it was 17 below in Nashville. The finish on the guitar shattered like safety glass. I took it out of the case, saw the damage, and strummed it, and it sounded like a million bucks all of a sudden.

"Oh, that loosened it right up," he continued. "I still play that thing sometimes. It's a great one. Not as good as that, though," Clark said, nodding to his own No. 10.

Additional Facts
IF YOU GO

What: Guy Clark, with Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp
Where: Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., 383-9140
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday
Tickets: Sold out

Guy Clark Songwriting Contest winner has been selected!

The Guy Clark Songwriting Contest officially ended on Tuesday, September 15. We would like to thank all who entered and purchased CDs. Guy's CD is currently #2 on this week's Americana Chart and it comes in at #54 on the top 200 list for FMQB, the radio industry chart.
 
Winner of the Songwriting Contest is John S. Pisano
 
Pieces Of Me And You
(Written by John S Pisano 2009)
 
That's one hell of a moon shining down tonight
Painting the world with a magic light
I've got a feeling you're looking up at it too
Across a distance made of miles and pieces of me and you
 
In the moonlight my vision is clear
The scenery changes but my feelings never do, my dear
They just keep growing stronger I'm telling you true
Gonna hold on tight to all the pieces of me and you
 
Missing you before I reach the edge of town
Nothing seems right when you're not around
Food tastes strange and the coffee's never as good
Something's always lost without those pices of me and you
 
In the moonlight my vision is clear
The scenery changes but my feelings never do, my dear
They just keep growing stronger I'm telling you true
Gonna hold on tight to all the pieces of me and you
 
The exit signs and highway lines drift along
And the radio is playing our favorite song
The words reminds me of all the things that you do
Gotta get back to the place that holds the pieces of me and you
 
In the moonlight my vision is clear
The scenery changes but my feelings never do, my dear
They just keep growing stronger I'm telling you true
Gonna hold on tight to all the pieces of me and you
Gonna hold on tight to all the pieces of me and you

WIN A PRIVATE CONCERT WITH GUY CLARK

You can win a private concert from Guy Clark, right in your very own living room. Click here to enter the contest. Please be sure to include your full home address within the email. Read the official rules.

GUY'S NEW ALBUM

Somedays The Song Writes You to be released on September 22nd on Dualtone Music Group.

AMERICAN SONGWRITER PICKS THE ESSENTIAL GUY CLARK SONGS

Holly Gleason has just penned a feature article on Guy Clark for the September/October issue of American Songwriter magazine. She also worked up a list of her Top Ten "Classic" and Top Ten "Contemporary" Guy Clark songs. Classics like "The Randall Knife," "Homegrown Tomatoes" and "L.A. Freeway" made her list as well as more recent songs like "Dublin Blues," "Old Friends" and "Stuff That Works." Read "The Essential Guy Clark Songs" here.

GUY CLARK FEATURED ON NPR

NPR recently featured Guy Clark as part of its Newport Folk Festival coverage. You can find a set list, article and photos on their site. There's even a link where you can listen to his entire 1 hour plus set from the concert! Read and listen here.

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