Saturday April 14
Songwriting legend Guy Clark doesn't merely compose songs; he projects images and characters with the kind of hands-on care and respect of a literary master. He achieved success as a songwriter with Jerry Jeff Walker's recordings of "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting For A Train." Emmylou Harris has accompanied Clark on several recordings, particularly Clark's own version of "Desperados Waiting For A Train" on his first album for RCA, Old No 1 released in 1975. He recorded one more album for RCA, Texas Cookin', in 1976 before switching to Warner Bros. for his next three albums, Guy Clark; South Coast of Texas; and Better Days, all released between 1978 and 1983. Three of his songs from these albums were in the Top 100.
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, rather than bluster and pomp. His recordings are full of craggy, wistful story-songs, and his plain-spoken delivery lends itself to his persona. A number of Clark’s songs were hits for other artists such as Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, Vince Gill, The Highwaymen, Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett and Jimmy Buffet.
Guy Clark remains a national treasure and folk icon, creating masterful, poignant melodies and insightful lyrics that speak to the heart. In 2004, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Foundation’s Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honored with a Lifetime Achevement Award in Songwriting by the American Music Association in 2005
". . . one of the finest singer-songwriters in Texas." -- Neil Strauss, The New York Times
Show Starts at 8:00pm, Desserts, Wine & Beer at 7:00pm
Tickets: $25, Seniors $20, Children under 14 & students with I.D. are FREE.