Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark
Winner, 2016 the Belmont Book Award, Sponsored by the International Country Music Conference
For more than forty years, Guy Clark wrote and recorded unforgettable songs. His lyrics and melodies paint indelible portraits of the people, places, and experiences that shaped him. He has served as model, mentor, supporter, and friend to at least two generations of the world’s most talented and influential singer-songwriters. In songs like “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” L.A. Freeway,” “She Ain’t Going Nowhere,” and “Texas 1947,” Clark’s poetic mastery has given voice to a vision of life, love, and trouble that has resonated not only with fans of Americana music, but also with the prominent artists—including Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others—who have recorded and performed Clark’s music.
Now, in Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, writer, producer, and music industry insider Tamara Saviano chronicles the story of this legendary artist from her unique vantage point as his former publicist and producer of the Grammy-nominated album This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Part memoir, part biography, Saviano’s skillfully constructed narrative weaves together the extraordinary songs, larger-than-life characters, previously untold stories, and riveting† emotions that make up the life of this modern-day poet and troubadour.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joeldinda - LibraryThing
A solid biography of Clark and his wife Susanna, and the folks who populated their lives. The author's perhaps a bit closer to her subject than I'd prefer, but mostly she's used that closeness well. I *would* like to see a second bio, with a more distant perspective. Read full review
The South Coast of Texas
Kennedy Hurricane Carla and the Peace Corps
Bunny Susanna San Francisco and Los Angeles
Hangin Your Life on the Wall
Americana Music Comes to Town
To Live Is to Fly
Guy and Me 1998Present
Always Trust Your Cape
My Favorite Picture of You