GUY CLARK. (November 6, 1941 - May 17, 2016). ANOTHER OUTLAW GONE.
Marti and I first heard Guy Clark in concert opening for Kinky Friedman at the tiny Cellar Door in Washington, D.C. in the late 1970s. I turned to Marti and said, "Hey I know where I've heard of this guy. Jerry Jeff Walker has recorded his stuff." Many years later we wound up having late night dinner with him here in Paris after a gig. Swapping Townes Van Zandt stories. What a powerhouse of a singer-songwriter Guy was. I think it was Rodney Crowell, posting about his passing today, who said that Guy simply missed his wife, songwriter and artist Susanna Clark, who succumbed to cancer a couple of years ago. They had been together since 1972.