Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Sad news today.

Guy Clark has died at 74.

The New York Times referred to him as a Texas Troubadour.

And that he was, coming out of the group that included Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker.

He wrote many songs that other artists made hits.

One of my favorites was "Desperados Waiting for a Train."

I first discovered Clark when I lived in Austin, Texas.

I never saw him perform but I would hear his music on the radio.

Guy had a sense of humor that was displayed, for example, in this song that has been performed by many artists.

Guy, we'll miss you but we'll have your music forever.


Jager said...

I heard an interview with him from 1990, something. He said, "Songs? They're just little stories that tell the truth." Funny that's exactly what Smokey Robinson said about his songs.

Tom Cochrun said...

One of the most played CD's around our house is a two disc set of a variety of artists, including Guy, playing his music. Great songwriter and artist. Thanks for the videos.

Kathy G said...

Guy Clark was one of a kind.