'My Favorite Picture Of You', the first studio album in four years from legendary songwriter Guy Clark. As one of the most revered songwriters of his generation, Clark embodies the term "songwriter's songwriter." The simplicity of the recording shines brightly while capturing Clark's beautifully understated and road worn vocals. Clark co-wrote 10 of the 11 tracks on 'My Favorite Picture Of You' and dug very deep for each performance on this truly inspired collection. The album's heartfelt title track was written for Susanna Clark, Guy's wife of 40 years, and a successful songwriter in her own right, who passed away in 2012. If a picture says a thousand words, then the cover photo declares an entire life. The cover depicts Clark, slightly blurred in the background, holding up an old photo of his beloved from the 1970's. According to Clark, Susanna walked in and found he and friend, the late Townes Van Zandt drunk, again. She stormed out of the house, which is when the Polaroid was taken. The song is a loving tribute that melts your heart while making you smile. As a master songwriter, Guy Clark has always made us smile by infusing his wry wit into thoughtful storytelling.
ages like a fine red burgundy - No Depression
when it comes to exploring humanity s quirks, the old renegade has few equals - Acoustic
oozes class..another almost epic collection... - fRoots
Guy keeps it straightforward for his latest set allowing his gifts as a songsmith to shine - Guitar and Bass
wise and bittersweet -its one to savour - Guitarist
this is one mighty fine song collection - Maverick *****
Clark is over 70 these days but he s never over the hill - Mojo ****
"Deeply personal return for the seasoned Texan..the quality of his songwriting remains resolutely firm"
--Uncut (Americana Album of the Month)
"..his weathered vocals are framed by lovely waltzes and understated folk arrangements to prove that this particular veteran has still got it" -- The Sun * * * *
"Proof that young rebels turn into elder staetesman" -- Neil Spencer, The Observer
"...his Writing is as distinctive as ever"
--Robin Denselow The Guardian ****
"Clark isn't as widely know as he deserves, but even his friend Townes Van Zandt, bowed to the now 71 year old's talents. Possibly his most personal album, the intimcy of the title track, a remembrance of his late wife, counterponts the poignant resignation of 'The High Cost Of Inspiration' and 'I'll Show Me'. A great man still making great music" --Q Magazine ****