Guy Clark: My Favorite Picture Of You
Holly Gleason, Paste, 23 July 2013
AS HE ENTERS HIS 70TH YEAR, Guy Clark consolidates his standing as the eminence grise of Texas singer/songwriters with My Favorite Picture of You. A collection of songs that embraces the beckoning of Lone Star dance halls (the deeply sweet 'Corn Meal Waltz,' Lyle Lovett's 'The Waltzing Fool'), the mortal foibles of humanity ('Hell Bent On A Heartache', 'The High Price of Inspiration') and classic storytelling ('The Death of Sis Draper', the wry 'She Ain't Goin' Nowhere' sequel 'Rain In Durango'), Picture hones Clark's lean writing to Raymond Carver-esque proportions.
Total word count of piece: 398