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A historic night in Texas music: Musicians, fans celebrate Guy Clark

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A host of musicians and production personnel sing “Happy Birthday” to Guy Clark (sitting, center), the dean of Texas songwriting, during a celebration of his 70th birthday Wednesday night at the Long Center in Austin. The sold-out audience was treated to performances by Rodney Crowell (standing, third from right), Lyle Lovett (center, in suit), Ray Wylie Hubbard, James McMurtry, Rosie Flores (standing, far right), Joe Ely (standing, fourth from right), Terri Hendrix, Verlon Thompson (sitting, left), Shawn Camp (sitting, right) Jack Ingram, Terry Allen, The Trishas, Jerry Jeff Walker (standing, in hat) and John Townes (JT) Van Zandt II (standing next to Walker). Staff Photo by Terry Mathews



Rodney Crowell opened the show with "That Old Time Feeling." Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyle Lovett covered "Anyhow I Love You" and paid tribute to his mentor saying, "Without Guy Clark, I would not be standing on this stage tonight." Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn Colvin walked up to the microphone and said, "I think Guy Clark is sexy," before she sang "All He Wants is You." Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

Nashville star Shawn Camp pulled triple duty at the Guy Clark Tribute Wednesday in the Long Center. He did a haunting cover of "Homeless," and also provided backup for other performers on guitar, fiddle and mandolin. He also provided backup during Clark's part of the show. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

Rock-a-billy legend Rosie Flores tried out her new guitar with a bluesy cover of "Baby Took a Limo to Memphis" Wednesday night at the Long Center in Austin. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

Kevin Welch performed a lovely cover of "Magdelene" at the Guy Clark Tribute Show in Austin Wednesday night. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Wylie Hubbard led the crowd in a sing-a-long to Guy Clark's "Home Grown Tomatoes" during Wednesday's tribute show in Austin. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

In one of the evening's most emotional performances, John Townes (JT) Van Zandt II, looking and sounding very much like his father, Townes, paid tribute to Guy Clark. “My dad and Guy were best friends. My dad was quick burning. Guy was stable and dependable. He was a lot of things my father wasn’t.” JT, the father of a two-week son, named John Townes Van Zandt III, covered "Let Him Roll" as his contribution to the set list. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews.

 

 

 

 

James McMurtry's cover of "Cold Dog Soup" was a highlight in an evening of brilliant Guy Clark music Wednesday at the Long Center in Austin. McMurtry stopped the show with his interpretation of Clark's lyrics, recalling the tough life of a songwriter and evoking the ghost of Clark's best friend, Townes Van Zandt. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legenday Texas musician Joe Ely covered Guy Clark's "Dublin Blues" at Clark's 70th birthday party show in Austin. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verlon Thompson (left), Guy Clark's long time friend and collaborator, was part of the 5-piece backup band during Wednesday night's Guy Clark Tribute Show at the Long Center in Austin. Thompson also performed "All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad." He also provided back up during Clark's portion of the evening. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

Terri Hendrix performed "The Dark" at Guy Clark's birthday party Wedensday night at the Long Center in Austin. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

Radney Foster covered one of Guy Clark's most famous songs, "L.A. Freeway," during the Clark tribute Wednesday night in Austin. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Ingram rocked the house with his cover of Guy Clark's "Stuff That Works" Wednesday at the Long Center in Austin. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

The Trishas performed Guy Clark's favorite song, "She Ain't Going Nowhere," in Austin Wednesday evening. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas legend Jerry Jeff Walker, long-time friend of Guy Clark, closed the artists' portion of the show Wednesday night with "My Favorite Picture of You," a new song Clark wrote especially for Walker to sing on the new 2CD set, due for release next month. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

Jack Ingram and the on-stage band for Wednesday's night Guy Clark Tribute Show, including (from left to right) Jen Gunderman (keyboards and accordion), Verlon Thompson (guitar), Glenn Fukunaga (upright bass), Shawn Camp (guitar, fiddle and mandolin) and Lloyd Maines (guitar and lap steel). John Ross Silva (not shown) was on percussion. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guy Clark receives a proclamation by Governor Rick Perry in recognition of his contributions to Texas music. Staff Photo by Terry Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A legend leaves the stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch for comments from the show, an interview with Clark, producer Tamara Saviano and Verlon Thompson, and a review of the 2-CD set, "This One's For Him" in an upcoming edition of your News-Telegram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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