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Any Guy Clark fans?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by studio1087, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. still_fiddlin

    still_fiddlin Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I've found more than a couple of his songs can do that to you.
     
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    Big fan. So many favourites, but if asked to pick one right now I'll take 'Heavy Metal Don't Mean Rock'n'Roll To Me', the only song I know about a giant bulldozer.
     
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    If you're not familiar with his LP, Boats To Build, it's worth it if only for the
    duet with Emmylou Harris on "I Don't Love you Much, Do I?"
    A great songwriter...
     
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    This movie is one you must see, if you haven't already
     
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    I did sound for him and Peter Rowan one time in Tucson. Ramblin' Jack Elliott came out for the encore with everyone. That was a good night. I enjoyed working with Guy and love his music. His last album was especially good.
     
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    Love Guy Clark! I saw him a couple of times, last with Townes down at the Ark so it's been awhile. He was a great live performer. I dug about everything about him; it was like "I knew him". I'm guessing everybody who saw him felt like that.

    I've done some of his songs but rarely. Not sure why as I sing some of Towne's stuff pretty often. I don't really know why.
     
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    One of my all time favorites.

     
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    I first heard Old No 1 in about 1976. On first listen Guy Clark became my favorite song writer. He still is. Of the platoon of musical icons that passed away this year, his departure hit me the hardest. He was a national treasure.
     
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    The Guitar
     
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    It's part of the fabric, the matrix, and the genetics. Here's one that quoted often:

     
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    my wife and I get invited to a party along the river every winter where everybody sits around in this old thickly-varnished house (after not nearly enough drinking) and reads depressing, overly ornate poems aloud to the group

    ... yeah.

    so when it was my turn, I read Guy's song about there being nothing better than homegrown tomatoes

    they still talk about it

    thanks, Guy!
     
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    gmta!
     
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    A seminal artist, primary inspiration for many songwriters, including Rodney Crowell.
    The story of Guy, Susanna, and Townes Van Zandt is pretty song-worthy itself.
     
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    Somebody school me. I heard a Guy Clark Tribute on the Satellite radio. At one point Steve Earle said something about doing one of their on songs Guy would ask them to do. He sang one. Up next was Rodney Crowell. He sang some type of talking blues type song about climbing a "six sided saplen" is this a Rodney Crowell song or a Guy Clark song & what is the name of it?
     
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    Missing one of my favorites, Robert Earl Keen!

    And also a young fella named Shakey Graves, but there's probably too many to count!
     
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    So many of his songs I love. Desperados, the Cape, Dublin Blues. Lots more. Saw him a couple of times and his shows were great. Chatted with Verlon Thompson during the break about Vermont. Great player and just a super nice guy.

    I'd like to know if there was a link to that above mentioned satellite broadcast that was held shortly after his memorial service. Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell and Joe Ely played and told stories. I think it was on Outlaw Country sirius radio. I listened to it for a while when I was in my buddy's borrowed truck this late August / early September.
     
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    Guess I'm not a young sprout anymore, as this sounds like just the best kind of musical experience one could have.

    Wished I coulda been there for that!!
     
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