Guy Clark is something of a legend in Nashville. Some of his songs have broken through the public consciousness, like Jerry Jeff Walker’s rendition of “L.A. Freeway,” but outside of Nashville, Guy Clark is something of a secret treasure.
Yesterday, one of my Facebook friends, Tamara Saviano, asked people to suggest songs and artists to record them for a Guy Clark tribute album that she is producing. As I scrolled the list of suggestions, I had to admit to myself that that while I’ve been living in Nashville for more than 15 years and I know of OF Guy Clark, I don’t really KNOW Guy Clark as well as I should. So I decided to go into Lala.com (yes, it’s still there, despite Apple having acquired the company over the weekend…) and avail myself to as much Guy Clark as I can get my ears around today.
And, thanks to the widget-wizardry of Lala.com and the Internets (hey, that could be a band name!), you all can listen along with me, starting with his most recent album, “Somedays the Song Writes You:”
Photo above of Guy Clark performing “The Randall Knife” at the Next Big Nashville Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame in October, 2009.Wasn't that entertaining and informative? Why not share it around the web?