From the Publisher
Songbuilder: The Life and Music of Guy Clark
Using the words of Guy Clark, his wife Susanna, and friends like Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett, Nick Evans and Jeff Horne paint a moving portrait of one of the great singer/songwriters of the age.
From the Back Cover
It seems unlikely that Texas songwriter Guy Clark will ever attain the widespread public recognition that his extraordinary talent deserves, but 'Songbuilder', using the words of Clark himself, his wife Susanna, and many of their friends and colleagues, movingly shows how this creative, compassionate writer has developed throughout his long career.
Nick Evans and Jeff Horne delve into the background of the man who has inspired a generation of young American singer-songwriters, from Lyle Lovett to Michelle Shocked, and discover his own influences and the fascinating stories behind many of his classic songs and recordings.
In the book, tribute is paid to Guy Clark by his contemporaries:
"Guy is just consistently brilliant, and continues to write great songs that are immediately memorable... he's extraordinary at writing wonderful fiction with incredible stories and characters. He's a great role model and a wonderful pal." - Nanci Griffith
"He has tremendous insight, and it comes from who he is and the way he looks at life... it's not just a matter of making things rhyme and being clever, there has to be something else going on there that stands the test of time. Guy is a true poet and a great American writer." - Emmylou Harris
"Guy's a great gentleman and a true craftsman. He puts the art of songwriting on a higher level, and makes everybody try a little harder." - Jerry Jeff Walker
Nick Evans and Jeff Horne are themselves musicians, who for many years have played in bands performing the songs of Guy Clark and others such as Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, John Prine and Nanci Griffith. Some of these will be featured in further books in our 'Come From The Heart' series on great North American songwriters.