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Craftsman
Guy Clark
Craftsman
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2

On the great continuum of tough-but-smart, hard-but-sensitive country-western singer-songwriters, Guy Clark cut his notch after Jimmy Rogers, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash, and, before Roseanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, and...  more »

      
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All Artists: Guy Clark
Title: Craftsman
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Philo / Umgd
Release Date: 5/16/1995
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Americana, Outlaw Country, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 011671118420, 011671118444

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On the great continuum of tough-but-smart, hard-but-sensitive country-western singer-songwriters, Guy Clark cut his notch after Jimmy Rogers, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash, and, before Roseanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, and Lyle Lovett. Making a name more from his pen than his voice, Clark is cut from the same sun-parched and wind-chapped Texas realm that yielded Townes Van Zandt. And with a hint of a bohemian (if not quite hippie) sensibility mixed in with his L.A./Nashville new country glide, Clark's work suggests what might have come from Gram Parsons had he survived the '70s. Craftsman is a 2 CD reissue comprised of three consecutive records Clark laid down for Warner Brothers between 1978 and 1983: Guy Clark, The South Coast of Texas, and Better Days. The entire trilogymines a hefty 30 songs from Clark's most prolific, and most successful, period as a recording artist. For those who came to country on the Garth Brooks wave Craftsman sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday, or for that matter, forty years ago. There's bits of all country flavors on Craftsman: from the Jimmy Buffett easy adult sounds of Crowell's "Voilà, An American Dream" to the dry and scathing late-Dylanisms of "Fool on the Roof Blues," the country of "The Houston Kid," and the elegant western pop of "Fools For Each Other" and "Shade Of All Greens." No adolescent angst here, Craftsman is for listeners who've already grown up. --Roni Sarig

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CD Reviews

Clark captures real life in his songs
Charles Ford | Valley Park, Missouri | 01/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those who don't know Guy Clark's music, or only know his recent works, Craftsman is an essential and delightful find. His three early albums put together for this re-release give a complete overview of who Clark is and what he writes about. An absolute must to know the complete Clark musical history."
The best country songmaster/troubadour artist in our era.
Charles Ford | 02/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Aptly named. Craftsman is what this consumate song stylist and writer is. Most of these songs you know as sung from other artists. None are styled or done proper when you here the phasing of the author. His songs are original, and range from heartfelt ballads, to the humorus, to toe tapp`n. The word troubadour in the dictionary must include his name. He`s the "Deacon" of country music."
Good to see these classics out on CD
Charles Ford | 08/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These songs by Guy Clark speak for themselves. They tell us stories and take us to another place. Guy Clark is a master story-teller and poet who deserves much more recognition than he has received. Buy this one and find out for yourself."