Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark has been a patriarchal figure to many in the Nashville songwriting community for decades. Artists like Rodney Crowell and Steve Earle studied under the watchful eye of Clark during their early years. Like friend Townes Van Zandt before him, Clark is a master storyteller, a dream weaver blessed with the ability to match ear-catching melodies with poetic lyrics that aim for the deepest part of the listener's soul. Somedays the Song Writes You, Clark's eleventh studio album, is a well-crafted collection of compositions that rank among some of his best. Clark's tobacco-and-whiskey-stained voice has never sounded better than it does on such tracks as "The Guitar," a fiery number about a wayward musician and the pawnshop guitar that causes an unexpected awakening in him, and "Hollywood," a slow-grooving cut that takes a sideways look at the world-famous district of Los Angeles, CA. Clark, as he has on previous albums, covers a Townes Van Zandt tune on Somedays the Song Writes You. This time around the singer turns out a dry-throated reading of Van Zandt's graceful "If I Needed You.," Not one to parrot anybody, Clark makes the song his own. "The Coat,," one of many standout tracks on the disc, is a simple reflection on a bad morning -- that comes after a night of drinking and no sleep -- and turns into an even worse day when rain and cold threaten to muddy the main character's mind even more than it already is. Somedays the Song Writes You is another choice album from one of the greatest songwriters to ever come out of the state of Texas.
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Performance CreditsGuy Clark Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Verlon Thompson Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Guitar (Nylon String),Vocal Harmony
Shawn Camp Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Kenny Malone Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Bryn Davies Cello,Vocals,Upright Bass,Vocal Harmony
Technical CreditsGuy Clark Composer,Producer
Rodney Crowell Composer
Verlon Thompson Composer,Producer
Shawn Camp Composer
Gary Nicholson Composer
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Jon Randall Composer
Chris Latham Producer,Engineer
Patrick Davis Composer
Jedd Hughes Composer
Ashley Monroe Composer
Ray Stephenson Composer
Joe Leathers Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Somedays the Song Writes You based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guy Clark really is an old time muscian. Love the folky, bluesy, country feel to this one.
Guy is one of the (many) talented singer/songwriters of Texas. This is a fine addition to his catalog. Reminds me that Guy always has something to say, and a unique way to say it.