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Guy Clark's coming home: Why this is news

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Guy Clark is coming back to Texas. Click in to find out why this is news.

Born in Monahans and raised in Rockport, Clark is one of the greatest songwriters Texas has ever produced. He cut his musical chops with Vince Bell, Willis Alan Ramsey, Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker. His tunes have been covered by Johnny Cash, Asleep at the Wheel, Ricky Scaggs, Jimmy Buffett, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson.

He's tourned with Lyle Lovett, Van Zandt, Steve Earle and John Hiatt.

"The Ballad of Stringbeana and Estelle," a song he wrote with Sam Bush and long-time collaborator Verlon Thompson was just nominated for Song of the Year by the Internationl Bluegrass Music Association. The song recounts the murder of Grand Ole Opry comedian David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife in 1973.

Next month, country super star Kenny Chesney will release "Hemingway's Whiskey," a new CD named for one of Clark's latest songs.

Clark's CD, "Workbench Songs," was nominated for a 2006 Grammy as "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album."

He'll be in Linden Saturday, Oct. 16.

Why this gig is newsworthy: Clark will be 69 in November. He's cut back on his touring schedule. He's been ill and has not fully recovered from a broken leg in 2008. This might be your last opportunity to see the master at work in his native habitat ... and Music City Texas is one of the best venues around for an acoustic artist who lays it on the line with every song.

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General admission tickets for the Linden show go on sale Sept. 7.
The box office is open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tickets are $35.
Visa and MasterCard accepted.
Call 903-756-9934 to reserve tickets or for more information.
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Clark will also be at the Paramount Theatre in Austin on Tuesday, Oct. 19. At the Kessler Theater in Dallas on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Here's a clip of Clark and Thompson doing "Dublin Blues" in Austin in 2008. The second clip is "Randall Knife." The third clip is "Hemingway's Whiskey." Three Guy Clark classics.

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