Without Getting Killed or Caught

Without Getting Killed or Caught : The Life and Music of Guy Clark

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For more than forty years, Guy Clark has been writing and recording 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 "Desperadoes Waiting for a Train," "The Randall Knife," "She Ain't Goin' 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: Th e 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 850g
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 103 black & white photographs
  • 1623494540
  • 9781623494544
  • 186,241

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"Tamara Saviano hasn't just written the definitive biography of the definitive Texas singer-songwriter. She goes deep in unfolding the intimate relationship between Guy Clark, his wife and creative muse Susanna Clark, and their best friend, the other defintive Texas singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt." -Joe Nick Patoski author of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life and Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire.--Joe Nick Patoski (5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM)
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About Tamara Saviano

John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University, USA.
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