Guy Clark is a natural storyteller. As a songwriter, he tells a story through song, often incorporating spoken word poetry within a song. In addition to his four Grammy nominations for songwriting, Guy has done commercials for Pace Picante Sauce; narration for the documentary "The Reconstruction of Asa Carter;" and television commercials for West Texas restaurant chain Taco Cabana.
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Guy Clark is a GRAMMY nominated songwriter who has a natural talent for voice over. He has done television ads (Pace Salsa and Taco Cabana Restaurants) and narration for a documentary, "The Reconstruction of Asa Carter," which aired on public television in 2011.
Professional songwriter, touring musician. Guy Clark made his recording debut on RCA Records in 1975 with 'Old No. 1', ten critically applauded originals built to last, including "L. A. Freeway," "Desperados Waiting for a Train," "Texas, l947," "Instant Coffee Blues," "Rita Ballou," "She Ain't Goin' Nowhere," "Let Him Roll," "A Nickel for the Fiddler," "That Old Time Feeling" and "Like a Coat From the Cold." On the cover, the songwriter is pictured with his wife's painting of his chambray "work shirt," customary attire emblematic of his values. During the next 20 years, Clark would continue to record albums that worked like a stun gun on other artists in search of new songs. The weaponry included Texas Cookin' (1976), Guy Clark (1978), The South Coast of Texas (1981), Better Days (1983), Old Friends (1989), Boats to Build (1992), Dublin Blues (1995), Keepers - a Live Recording (1997), Cold Dog Soup (1999) and The Dark (2002). The recordings include numerous collaborations with old and new friends such as Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Albert Lee and Rosanne Cash.
Nashville legend Johnny Cash, who then had been topping the charts for 20 years, was among the first Nashville recording artists to embrace Guy Clark's music. His interpretation of "Texas, 1947" was a 1975 chart hit, followed in 1977 by Clark's "The Last Gunfighter Ballad." In 1987, Cash would also cover Clark's "Let Him Roll." In 1982, famed songsmith Bobby Bare made it to the country Top Twenty with Clark's "New Cut Road." That same year, bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs escalated his mainstream trajectory with Clark's "Heartbroke," a #1 song that permanently established Clark's reputation as an ingenious songwriter. Among the many others who have gilded their careers with Guy Clark songs are Vince Gill, who took "Oklahoma Borderline" to the Top Ten in 1985; the Highwaymen, who introduced "Desperados Waiting for a Train" to a new generation that same year; and John Conlee, whose interpretation of "The Carpenter" rode into the Top Ten in 1987. Steve Wariner reached the Top Five with the Clark cover "Baby I'm Yours" in 1988, and the same year Asleep at the Wheel charted with his "Blowin' Like a Bandit." Crowell was Clark's co-writer on "She's Crazy for Leavin'," which in 1989 became the third of five straight #1 hits for Crowell. More recently Brad Paisley covered Clark's "Out in the Parking Lot" on his Time Well Wasted CD, and parrotheads are listening to Jimmy Buffett's interpretation of Clark's "Boats to Build." Kenny Chesney released Clark's "Hemingway's Whiskey," (co-written with Joe Leathers and Ray Stephenson) which is the title track to the album of the same name.
Masterful and charismatic in live performance, Clark has built a devout U.S. and international following through years of touring prestigious clubs and concert halls. In 1990, Guy Clark was the catalyst for a series of Marlboro Music festival performances introducing the "guitar pull" to wider audiences. In various combinations of four singer-songwriters including Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely, John Prine and Mary Chapin Carpenter, Clark and his colleagues mesmerized SRO audiences with their humor, spontaneity, storytelling and songs. As a result, guitar pulls became a new tradition in clubs like New York's Bottom Line, and popular understanding of the depth and breadth of the music made in Music City has deepened. Clark, Ely, Hiatt and Lovett continue to perform as the Songwriter Tour, taking "guitar-pulls" to prestigious venues across the country.
Guy Clark remains a national treasure and folk icon, crafting masterful, poignant melodies and insightful lyrics. Tough, bare-boned and dryly sentimental, his beautiful songs reflect the man himself and display an old-fashioned masculinity that emphasizes honesty, integrity and carefully chosen words. His craggy, wistful story-songs, and plain-spoken delivery are also indicative of his persona. 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. Workbench Songs (2006), released to universal critical acclaim and the delight of his worshipful fans, was nominated for the 2007 Grammy award as Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. Learn more about Guy Clark at (Website hidden)
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Guy Clark was a wonderful addition to our documentary film The Reconstruction of Asa Carter. The relaxed, intimate tone of his narration added another layer of depth to the film. He was able to bring out the drama and emotion and emotion of the story giving the audience the sense that they were in the hands of an expert story teller. And perhaps most importantly, he was a pleasure to work with!Gone To Texas LLC
Director, The Reconstruction of Asa Carter
Gone To Texas LLC
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Mouth Watering Media, Producer, "The Reconstruction of Asa Carter"
Taco Cabana, Fiesta Restaurant Group, San Antonio, TX
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