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« on: December 05, 2011, 07:35:03 PM »

http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/music/article/Artists-collaborate-to-make-ol-Guy-proud-2346583.php
Artists collaborate to 'make ol' Guy proud'
December 5, 2011

Rodney Crowell was chuckling when he said "Let's give her a good go and make ol' Guy proud of us," the line that opens the 30-track double CD This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (Music Road Records/Icehouse Music), and leads into Crowell's rendition of That Old Time Feeling.

Despite the chuckle, and the despite the decades of singing, songwriting and performing experience the 33 songwriters and first-call musicians brought to the project, there might well have been a few nervous moments. These were the songs of Guy Clark after all, the songs of the Monahans-born wordsmith who penned Desperados Waiting for a Train, L.A. Freeway, Texas 1947, Like a Coat From the Cold and dozens of others that cut through clutter, that slide right down to the bedrock human issues of life, love, loss and longing. Whether writing with the humor of Rita Ballou and Texas Cookin', or the pathos of Let Him Roll or Randall Knife, Clark doesn't waste a syllable or pander to any base.

"He's the best story songwriter that ever lived," said singing songwriter Steve Earle.
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