Guy Clark

Who is Guy Clark? The King of Texas Troubadours

In his 74 years, Guy Clark filled many roles. He was a singer, songwriter, poet, musician, storyteller, and luthier. Some call him the King of Texas Troubadours. More than that, though, he was an inspiration to generations of artists. Without Clark’s influence and undying independent spirit the landscape of American music in general and Americana and country music, in particular, wouldn’t be the same.
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Night for Guy concert draws country fans to celebrate the late Guy Clark

Back for the first time in three years, the once-annual Night For Guy concert May 11 honored the late Texas troubadour Guy Clark, who died in 2016. Hosted at the Shepherd School of Music’s Duncan Recital Hall, the event drew in an eager crowd of fans of the beloved country music icon, who enjoyed an evening full of renditions of Clark’s music performed by a bevy of artists, including friends of Clark’s and admirers alike.

Attention fans of the music of Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Susanna Clark

Posted 2-23-22 Revisiting With Tamara Saviano, Author of ‘Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark’. The desire to connect with the essence, life history, and contributions of Guy Clark continues to intensify since his passing on May 17, 2016. Guy Clark was the hub of a world of artistic activity for some of America’s most revered and substantive songwriters and performers. For them and many of his other fans, he set an elevated standard of what uncompromising artistic expression is all about. Tamara Saviano’s book Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark is essential reading—for those seeking to further their knowledge and understanding of Guy and his life’s work.

‘You can’t separate them’: the unlikely love story of Guy Clark, Susanna Clark and Townes Van Zandt

When director Tamara Saviano decided to make a film about the Americana songwriter Guy Clark, she knew she couldn’t tell his story without covering the lives of two other creative souls – his wife, the songwriter and painter Susanna Clark, and his best friend, the fellow Americana star, Townes Van Zandt. “They influenced him so much, and he influenced them too,” said Saviano to the Guardian. “You can’t separate them.”

'Without Getting Killed or Caught' is a documentary about musician Guy Clark

GUY CLARK: (Singing) Throw out them LA papers and that moldy box of vanilla wafers. Adios to all this concrete. Going to get me some dirt road back street. KING: Guy, his wife, Susanna Clark, and a small group of friends committed themselves to these kinds of songs. You couldn't always find them, but once you heard them, you'd never forget them. Tamara Saviano directed a new documentary about Guy and Susanna called "Without Getting Killed Or Caught." She worked as Guy's manager and biographer, and she knew them both well.

Your weekend arts forecast: Dance photography, Ed Sheeran, Guy Clark doc

Creative Pinellas is debuting a photography exhibit, Capturing the Ephemeral, consisting of works by bay area dance photographers. Opening today at The Gallery at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road, Capturing the Ephemeral includes dazzling work by Tom Kramer, the godfather of St. Pete dance photography, along with that of a who’s who of local shooters including Boyzell Holsey, Martha Ascencio-Rhine and John Pendygraft, photojournalists all for the Tampa Bay Times.
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Watch Guy Clark film 'Without Getting Killed or Caught' at outdoor Austin screenings

If you didn't see "Without Getting Killed or Caught," director Tamara Saviano's documentary about Guy and Susanna Clark, during last month's virtual South by Southwest, you have an al fresco opportunity next month. Austin Film Society and the Contemporary Austin will hold socially distant outdoor screenings of the film on...