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Master Songwriter Guy Clark Dead at 74
Man, this is a sad day. Guy Clark is gone.
We have been doing our radio program for 9 years and interviewed over 1,000 hit writers and recording artists...only ONCE did we geek out over a guest so badly it was embarrassing for both of us. Yes, you guessed it. It was Guy Clark.
Listening to his songs were a revelation many years ago...there is a simplicity and barrenness to his lyrics that always knock us on our asses. Exposing truth like a raw nerve and making it rhyme is not just songwriting...its damned poetry.
Wish I could have been cooler around him that night. My ultimate dream co-write would have been at his house drinking black coffee with him...and I hate black coffee. But one night, several years ago Guy Clark shook my hand and talked with me about music for an hour and he played a couple songs sitting right next to us. That is good enough.
Man, this is a sad day...Guy Clark is gone.