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Jun 27

Willie Nelson, Vince Gill on Guy Clark Tribute Album

The 2001 album, This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Photo courtesy of Ellis Creative.

Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle and Vince Gill are just some of the artists lending their voice on a two-volume Guy Clark tribute album. This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark will be released November 1 in celebration of Guy’s 70th birthday. Guy was born in Monahans, Texas on November 6, 1941 and has released more than 20 albums.

Produced by Tamara Saviano, who is also working with Guy on his biography, and Shawn Camp, the tribute includes 30 tracks by 33 Americana artists who have been influenced by Guy’s music. Part of the proceeds from album sales will benefit the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University.

“Guy’s songs are literature,” said Lyle Lovett, one of the artists heard on the tribute. “The first time I heard Guy Clark, I thought it made everything I’d heard up to that point something other than a song. His ability to translate the emotional into the written word is extraordinary.”

“Guy is the king in a lot of ways,” songwriter Hayes Carll. “I think everybody who was around Guy learned a lot from him and I think the entire music world is indebted to him for what he taught other writers. Everybody who had a chance to learn from him came away a better writer. He gave me a shot before I deserved one.”

Artists brought a guitar and reverence to the recording sessions. “Giant tears were falling all over my guitar as we were playing,” said Vince Gill who served as a guitarist on Guy’s “Randall Knife” nearly thirty years ago. “My dad was a lawyer, and he died when I was forty. Guy and I are tied at the hip through that song.”

The double CD set was recorded live in studio with a house band in Nashville and Austin.

Track Listing:

Volume 1

1.   ”That Old Time Feeling” – Rodney Crowell
2.   ”Anyhow I Love You” – Lyle Lovett
3.   ”All He Wants Is You” – Shawn Colvin
4.   ”Homeless” – Shawn Camp
5.   ”Broken Hearted People” – Ron Sexsmith
6.   ”Better Days” – Rosanne Cash
7.   ”Desperadoes Waiting For A Train” – Willie Nelson
8.   ”Baby Took A Limo To Memphis” – Rosie Flores
9.   ”Magdalene” – Kevin Welch
10. “Instant Coffee Blues” – Suzy Bogguss
11.  ”Homegrown Tomatoes” – Ray Wylie Hubbard
12.  ”Let Him Roll” – John Townes Van Zandt II
13.  ”The Guitar” – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
14.  ”Cold Dog Soup” – James McMurtry
15.  ”Worry B Gone” – Hayes Carll

Volume 2

1. “Dublin Blues” – Joe Ely
2. ”Magnolia Wind” – Emmylou Harris & John Prine
3. ”The Last Gunfighter Ballad” – Steve Earle
4. “All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad” – Verlon Thompson
5. ”The Dark” – Terri Hendrix
6.  ”LA Freeway” – Radney Foster
7.  ”The Cape” – Patty Griffin
8.  ”Hemingway’s Whiskey” – Kris Kristofferson
9.  ”Texas Cookin’” – Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
10. ”Stuff That Works” – Jack Ingram
11. ”Randall Knife” – Vince Gill
12. ”Texas 1947″ – Robert Earl Keen
13. ”Old Friends” – Terry Allen
14. ”She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” – The Trishas
15. ”My Favorite Picture of You” – Jerry Jeff Walker

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