Somedays the Song Writes You

Somedays the Song Writes You

by Guy Clark



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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2009
Label: Dualtone Music Group
UPC: 0803020147126
catalogNumber: 1471

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Guy 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 Credits

Guy 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

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Somedays the Song Writes You 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
rackbar More than 1 year ago
Guy Clark really is an old time muscian. Love the folky, bluesy, country feel to this one.
lar08 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago