You know, we gather as many of the cream of the crop of the roots world as we can, but haven’t yet had everyone in front of the Music Fog cameras! There are miles to go before we sleep! Tomorrow is the “Wish I Was In Austin” Tribute to Guy Clark, at the The Long Center in Austin. It's Guy's 70th birthday, and the concert is a fundraiser for The Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos. Tout le monde of Americana will be in the house: Guy Clark will perform a set, which of course is a cause for joy, plus performances from Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Rodney Crowell, Joe Ely, Rosie Flores, Radney Foster, Terri Hendrix, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jack Ingram, James McMurtry, The Trishas, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kevin Welch and Terry Allen.
We have not had the honor to record Terry, as of yet, but we wanted to bring you a video from this mercurial songwriter and renaissance man. Terry Allen writes amazing songs, he makes enduring art, and he is witty and endearing on stage. Since 1966, he has explored more than music; also theatrical performances, sculpture, painting, drawing, and video. His concerts, rare as they are, are a thing to behold, and I recommend you running to see him if you get the opportunity. Do not pass go. He has released 11 albums, and his songs have been recorded by the likes of Bobby Bare, Guy Clark, Little Feat, Robert Earl Keen, David Byrne, Doug Sahm, Ricky Nelson, Cracker, and Lucinda Williams. Last year, KDHX in St. Louis taped him doing Amarillo Highway. Here goes!
PS – Here is a head’s up…Music Fog will have an exclusive Guy Clark video for you tomorrow, so tell all your friends!
-- Jessie Scott