Guy Clark: A Folk-Country Craftsman : World Cafe 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.

Guy Clark: A Folk-Country Craftsman

Guy Clark: A Folk-Country Craftsman

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"Out in the Parkin' Lot"

"Texas 1947"

"Tornado Time in Texas"

"Boats to Build"

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.