Posts Tagged ‘Guy Clark’

Guy Clark post shut down = Guy Clark news, & more news

  • I was asked to pull down the Guy Clark post because Dual Tone is actually planning to release a proper pro mixed version of that show at some point. Can’t wait for that to come out, and hopefully it will have a DVD with it!
  • The other day I mentioned that Scott Miller was going to be releasing a new song on his site to help fund his new album (similar to what he did with Appalachian Refugee Demos). Well it’s going to be a series of songs and the first, Lo Sienta, Spanishburg West Virginia is now available for $1.49. The Scott Miller newsletter included a great essay about this song which I can’t seem to find on the site. Anyway, just know it’s very much in the vein of the Appalachian Refugee Demos and it’s about a real town called Spanishburg. Hey Scott, how bout next time your drive up to Athens, WV you stop off and do a show in Princeton? Even better drive 30 min. east to Pearisburg and the beer’s on me! (not that we would have any place to drink other than my basement)
  • This is just news I forgot to include in the other days post. The much anticipated new Gillian Welch album is not happening. What? Well we are getting a Dave Rawlings Machine album instead. Can’t say what the difference will be, perhaps dave is taking more lead vocals. Anyway, that album is called A Friend of A Friend and will be out Nov. 17th. Pre-order at Amazon

Guy Clark – The Belcourt Theater (Nashville, TN 9/23/09)

So as most are probably aware Guy Clark has an album that just came out called Someday The Song Writes You. I haven’t spent much time with the album but I really like the lead single The Guitar. Really cool song about finding a guitar of destiny in an old pawn shop. This show here is Guy Clark running through all the songs on the new album, and a few old standbys. The sound is about a B+, nowhere near as good as the Keepers Outtakes, but still damned fine and worth listening to if you are interested in his new album. For a well written review of this show, look no further than No Depression’s own Peter Blackstock who was in attendance for this show. And here is another review from fellow blogger Too Much Country who was also at the show.

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Songwriter’s Circle, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 10-2-05 (Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Dave Alvin, Verlon Thompson)

Hot damn! This is a good one folks. Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Dave Alvin, and Verlon Thompson just sitting around on stage trading songs and stories. Only thing that tarnishes this show a little is when Steve Earle dares to play a song of his then new album “The Revolution Starts…Now!”, but hey that can be excused….I mean how was he supposed to follow “Desperados”??? Put this one on, turn it up loud, and wish you were there. Shows like these make me really appreciate all the tapers out there. I probably don’t say it enough…..actually I don’t think I ever have on here….but thanks guys….thanks to all the tapers out there who capture these glorious shows. Especially thanks to the ones who know how to do it right.
MP3 @ 256
Songwriters Circle, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2005

Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bobby Rambo – Live At The Three Teardrops Tavern 5-8-92

Someone left a comment asking where to start with Townes Van Zandt and if I have any shows of his….well of course I have some shows, and here’s a brand spankin’ new one. All I have to say about this one is DAMN!! The sound on this one….EXCELLENT, the performances on this….EXCELLENT!!
This is basically a Townes and Guy show with Ray Wylie and Bobby Rambo thrown as a bonus. After listening to this a couple times, I’m honestly surprised this hasn’t seen official release yet….it’s that good. The version of Townes’ “Marie” on here kills me. Other bonuses on here….learn a little back story to Guy’s L.A. Freeway, learn why they call it the Three Teardrops Tavern (now a Duccati dealership). Highlight is by far the Townes and Guy singing trading songs off and singing together at the end.
This is the first I’ve ever heard of Bobby Rambo, but I’m very impressed by what’s on here, an artist I will have to find more about. Oh and if you still want to know where to start with Townes, get Live at The Old Quarter (especially if you like this)

MP3 @ 192 (206MB)
Download Three Drops Tavern here

Guy Clark – Keepers Outtakes

Wow! Does it get much better than this? Not really. This right here is an amazing set. The REST of what Guy Clark recorded for his Keepers album (which in it’s own right was near perfect). Now we have the ones that weren’t keepers……the leftovers. All I’ve got to say is whoever chose the “keepers” had a hell of a job picking them out, cause to these ears they are all keepers.

Now the compiler of this has omitted the official tracks (the ones released on keepers) but I’m sure most of you guys have it anyway. What’s cool is to add the official tracks in with the leftovers and you have 3 excellent (though repetitive) Guy Clark shows.

MP3 @ 192
Guy Clark – Keepers Outtakes

Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Robert Earl Keen – Boulder, CO 8-29-90

Sorry for the lack of posts guys. Dec. was a busy ass month for me, and I just didn’t have the time. Hope to make it up this month, so to start it off here’s a cool little boot of 3 well known texas troubadors. Two legends, and one noob (relatively speaking). All of this is good, and if you’ve never felt Robert Earl Keen was worth your time, this might just change your mind, as his songs are just as captivating as Townes’ and Guy’s. Hope you guys enjoy

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Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt & Robert Earl Keen (Part 1)
Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt & Robert Earl Keen (Part 2)