Last night, Tamar and I went to a Guy Clark concert in a small venue not far from our place. If you know Guy Clark's work, you'll figure it was a terrific experience - and you'd be right. But it was also a painful experience. Clark had hurt his leg, he said, and couldn't stand up and play his guitar. Even sitting was uncomfortable, and when he walked onto or off of the stage, it was painful to watch.
Twice during the performance, Clark forgot the lyrics to songs he wrote and has been singing for 25 years. He's 68 and it's hard to guess how long he'll be able to do these gigs.
Here's a link to a YouTube video of Clark and friends singing Dublin Blues. He's accompanied by Karen Matheson, whose name I had never heard.
We love Guy Clark's music. See if you don't agree....