There’s a cool Guy Clark documentary Kickstarter campaign happening right now that I encourage country music lovers to check out and, perhaps, make a pledge toward. Long time publicist, biographer and Guy Clark champion, Tamara Saviano, is in the process of producing and directing a documentary on Clark, a revered songwriter in country music.
The campaign is already almost fully funded, which is a testament to the wide and strong impact of Clark. However, while they’ve almost raised the initial funds, any extra money on top of that modest goal will only allow the documentary to be even better than it already promises to be, not to mention the opportunities for various perks that are offered to backers of the project.
After reading about and pledging to this campaign, I’ve been going down a Guy Clark Rabbit hole for the last couple of days, which has included listening to songs written by Clark that others have recorded and listening to his own excellent albums.
Luminaries such as Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ricky Skaggs, Bobby Bare, John Conlee, The Highwaymen, Rosanne Cash, Kathy Mattea, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley , Ashley Monroe and Kenny Chesney, among many others, have been mentored by and have recorded Guy Clark songs.
With that said, today’s Daily Top Five is : What are your five favorite songs written and/or recorded by one of your favorite songwriters.
Since Guy Clark is one of my favorite songwriters, here are my top favorite songs of his:
1. Guy Clark & Emmylou Harris, “I Don’t Love You Much Do I”
2. Rodney Crowell, “She’s Crazy for Leaving”
3. Jerry Jeff Walker, “L.A. Freeway”
4. The Highwaymen, “Desperados Waiting for a Train”
5. Kathy Mattea, “The Cape”