Guy Clark Died at 74

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Guy Charles Clark (November 6, 1941 - May 17, 2016) was a Grammy Award winning American Texas Country and folk singer, musician, songwriter, recording performer, and performer. He has released a new twenty albums, and his songs have been recorded by late late growth artists including Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell. Guy Clark won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture Of You.

Clark was born in Monahans, Texas and eventually approved in Nashville, where he helped make the standoffish country and outlaw country genres. His songs "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train" that helped trigger his career were covered by numerous performers.

He was an adept luthier and often played his own guitars. He achieved hard worker as a songwriter once Jerry Jeff Walker's recordings of "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train". Artists such as Johnny Cash, David Allan Coe, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, Hayes Carll, Brad Paisley, John Denver, Alan Jackson, Rodney Crowell, The Highwaymen, and Kenny Chesney have recorded Clark's songs. Emmylou Harris has accompanied him going in version to for several recordings, particularly his own report of "Desperados Waiting for a Train" upon his first album, Old No. 1, released in 1975.

Mr. Clarks hair fell out during chemotherapy, as well as grew in the back happening, lush and white. His bushy mustache, sure countenance and linguistic authority made latter-hours of day concert appearances reminiscent of the lecture tours Mark Twain embarked taking into consideration hint to speaking in Twains unadulterated years. In July of 2013, his My Favorite Picture Of You album was released to vital commendation, though his health made it impossible for him to tour.

Like his in front Nashville addict Johnny Cash, Mr. Clark conveyed strength and endurance, even at his frailest and most transitory.


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