RIP Guy Clark

We were on the road back from Asheville last Tuesday when I heard that Guy Clark had died. He had been faring poorly for awhile, so it wasn’t entirely surprising, but this one still hurt deeply. Someone suggested listening to Guy Clark music all day — but we did not have a Guy Clark CD in the car with us, so I had to wait till after we made it home.

Well, I did sing a few verses to Sara in the car, which she graciously endured.

Rather than write about his music, let’s pay tribute to his music again today by sharing a handful of his wonderful songs.

She Ain’t Going Nowhere:

“…she’s just leaving…”

LA Freeway:

“…without getting killed or caught…”

The Cape:

“…cuz he’s one of those who knows
that life is just a leap of faith…”

Dublin Blues:

“Wish I was in Austin in the Chili Parlor bar…”

Old Friends:

“… shine like diamonds…”


If you want more than just this quick taste of the late, great Guy Clark, here is his full set from the Kerrville Folk Festival, 20 years ago — but eternally timeless, even today.

So long, Guy — thanks for all the music and songs and stories!

Advertisements

About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
This entry was posted in Buller, music, musicians, performances, storytelling and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s