Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Guy Clark @ the Kessler, 10.21.2010

Jeff Liles sends again. These guys aren't kidding.

Esteemed songwriter Guy Clark is set appear in the second installment of "Storytellers at The Kessler" on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

For over 35 years, Clark has proven to be a prolific composer, writing such songs as "LA Freeway", "Desperados Waiting For A Train", "Oklahoma Borderline", and "Blowin' Like A Bandit".

Over the years his compositions have been covered by a wide variety of established recording artists, including Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, David Allan Coe, Emmylou Harris, Jimmy Buffet, Alan Jackson, Bobby Bare, Asleep At The Wheel and John Conlee. He was also a mentor and inspiration to young songwriters like Steve Earle and Rodney Crowell.

Guy Clark's 2006 collection "Workbench Songs" was nominated for Grammy Award in the category of "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album", and in 2007, he toured with Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely and John Hiatt.

Clark, who wrote the song "The Guitar", is an accomplished luthier and craftsman who often plays instruments that he has built himself.

Known for his definitive style of poetic storytelling and charismatic performances, Guy Clark is a natural fit for the ongoing "Storyteller's at The Kessler" program.


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