Guy Clark has been of Austin City Limits five times that I know of. I am still tring to fill in the information about each. They were:|
In March of 2000, ASCAP honored Austin City Limits for their 25th anniversary. Guy was the special guest host, pictured here are (l) ASCAP's Herky Williams and (r) ACL's producer Terry Lickona.
October 30, 2001. Lyle Lovett: Step Inside This House |
Lyle and his band played "Step Inside This House," followed by Guy playing:
The photos below come from Steven Fromholz's site. I borrowed them in case he changes his pages around. Steven says in regard to the show, "One of the great things about events like festivals and tapings is the time I get to spend with friends and colleagues I may not get to visit with often. Guy Clark is still as gangly as ever, and his performance on that show was mesmerizing."
|These photos come from Vince Bell's photo gallery.|
March 28, 1998. A Celebration of Townes Van Zandt.|
The show was actually taped on December 7, 1997. An impressive lineup: Jack Clement, Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell, Emmylous Harris, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, John T. Van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, Peter Rowan, and Mickey Raphael on harmonica.
This is followed by an emotional introduction: "So we just gonna take turns up here, tell lies . . . stories and sing songs that Townes Van Zandt wrote."
Guy says "cheerful little ditty . . . definite dark side . . ."
Guy says, "I knew Townes for 35 years I guess. This is one of the first songs I think I ever heard him sing, and it may be the first song he ever wrote, or at least one of them. This is absolutely seameless. If you're a writer this is what you want to be copying."
Evidently, this was not the same order of the perfomance. An email to the Townes list had the following set lies:
Intro - Guy Clark To Live To Fly -- Guy Clark No Lonesome Tune -- Peter Rowan w/ Nancy Griffith Brand New Companion -- Steve Earle Tecumseh Valley -- Nancy Griffith (w/ her bandleader) Ira Hayes -- J.T. Van Zandt Pancho & Lefty -- Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris If I Needed You -- Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle Heavenly Houseboat -- Rodney Crowell w/ Emmylou Harris Flyin' Shoes -- Lyle Lovett For The Sake Of The Song -- Jack "Cowboy" Clement Don't You Take It Too Bad -- Guy Clark I'll Be There -- Peter Rowan Fort Worth Blues -- Steve Earle The Highway Kind -- J.T. Van Zandt Pueblo Waltz -- Rodney Crowell Lungs -- Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle White Freightliner -- Whole Group (led by Steve Earle)
November 10, 1989. |
This show is from the Old Friends era, and has Stuart Duncan on fiddle and mandolin and Edgar Meyer on bass. I haven't fully verified this as an ACL show, but the set list was:
November 11, 1981.|
Willie Nelson followed by Guy Clark.
December 15, 1977, Recorded August 31, 1976 . Guy Clark followed by Steven Fromholz.
He is joined by Danny Rowland on guitar, Charlie Bundy on bass, and Chris Laird on drums. It is very interesting to note that at this time, ACL's theme song was Texas Cookin'. I'm not sure why they would change that! (Not to take away from Gary P. Nunn's "London Homesick Blues," though.)