Guy Clark

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Tags: country singer-songwriter americana folk texas alt-country seen live Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

6 November 1941, Rockport, Texas, USA. Clark has achieved considerably more fame as a songwriter than as a performer, although he is revered by his nucleus of fans internationally. Brought up in the hamlet of Monahans, Texas, Clark worked in television during the 60s, and later as a photographer - his work appeared on albums released by the Texan-based International Artists Records. He briefly performed in a folk trio with Kay K.T. Oslin, and began writing songs for a living, moving to Los Angeles, which he eventually loathed, but which inspired one of his biggest songs, ‘LA Freeway’, a US Top 100 hit for Jerry Jeff Walker. Clark then wrote songs such as his classic ‘Desperados Waiting For A Train’, which was covered by acts as diverse as Tom Rush and Mallard (the group formed by ex-members of Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band) and the brilliant train song ‘Texas 1947’, by Johnny Cash. His first album, Old No. 1, was released in...

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