Guy Clark: Prolific Austin Singer and Songwriter
Widely considered one of the most talented and prolific singer/songwriters associated with the Austin, Texas music scene, Guy Clark has been producing his own brand of folk/country music since the 1960s.
Even if you’re not familiar with his name, chances are you’ve heard some of the classic songs that have been written by this talented artist.
The Guy Clark discography includes at least 18 albums, with one live album recorded in Austin, Texas. A strong network of fans worldwide regularly look forward to word of a new Guy Clark CD or Guy Clark tour dates.
On all of the Guy Clark albums a well balanced mix of songs are presented. Whether it’s a gentle ballad or a rousing up-tempo number, the capable Mr Clark and his various bandmates always sound great together. The musicians who perform and record with this artist are consistently top-notch and Mr Clark’s music is popular with fans of many genres.
Some of the most popular Guy Clark songs that have been recorded by other artists are “Oklahoma Borderline”, “The Carpenter”, “Funny Bone”, “Let Him Roll”, “She’s Crazy for Leavin’”, “Heartbroke” and “Baby I’m Yours”.
Among the artists who have recorded songs written by Guy Clark are Ricky Skaggs, Asleep at the Wheel, the Highwaymen, Jimmy Buffet and Johnny Cash.
Through the years, Mr Clark has collaborated on recordings with Vince Gill, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Kate Campbell, Lee Roy Parnell, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell and Ramblin Jack Elliot among others.
If you’re interested in well written, melodic and accessible music that crosses the frontiers of folk and country, with just a touch of pop sensibilty thrown in sometimes, Guy Clark is definitely worth listening to.