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Guy Clark: A Folk-Country Craftsman

Guy Clark.
Guy Clark.

Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark has gained status as a folk-music icon, influencing several generations of musicians with beautifully fashioned songs that tell stories from his life.

Growing up, Clark's exposure to music was limited mainly to mariachi until he moved to Houston and worked the folk-music circuit, where he met singer-songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt and Mance Lipscomb. In Houston, he developed his own style of blues-infused folk-country, and in 1975, he released his debut album, Old No. 1. Since then, Clark has released many more albums and won numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in songwriting from the Americana Music Association. The new Workbench Songs again showcases his impeccable sense of craftsmanship.

Copyright 2006 XPN

David Dye
David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.