This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark Gets Another Great Review

March 5, 2013 by  
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Rock & Rap Confidential LogoRock & Rap Confidential provides a great review of the acclaimed album, This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark.

This One’s For Him (A Tribute to Guy Clark) (Icehouse Music)–Ray Wylie Hubbard coaxes all the fun anyone could want out of “Homegrown Tomatoes” and Willie Nelson’s version of  “Desperadoes Waiting for A Train” illuminates it as a quintessential American portrait.  Steve Earle’s “The Last Gunfighter Ballad” and Kris Kristofferson’s “Hemingway’s Whiskey” deliver notable gut punches, and Patty Griffin’s “The Cape” takes easy flight and dances there.  Shawn Camp’s “Homeless” marries a very contemporary country sound to an urgent plea for compassion.

 
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This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark Nominated for GRAMMY for Best Folk Album

January 16, 2013 by  
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December 6, 2012
Guy Clark Tribute Cover ArtThis One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark was nominated for a GRAMMY last night in the Best Folk Album category.  Awards will be handed out at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2013.

This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark was lovingly produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Tamara Saviano (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster)—who is also working with Clark on his definitive biography—and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp (“Sis Draper,” “Magnolia Wind”).

The collection was released by Houston’s Icehouse Music in December, 2011. It includes 30 tracks by 33 artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions. The collection was mixed and mastered by Fred Remmert.  Core band members include Camp, Verlon Thompson, Jen Gunderman, Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga, Mike Bub, Larry Atamanuik, and Kenny Malone.

Double CD set includes recordings by Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris & John Prine, Patty Griffin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, and more.  Produced by Tamara Saviano and Shawn Camp

Volume 1
1.    That Old Time Feeling – Rodney Crowell
2.    Anyhow I Love You – Lyle Lovett
3.    All He Wants Is You – Shawn Colvin
4.    Homeless – Shawn Camp
5.    Broken Hearted People – Ron Sexsmith
6.    Better Days – Rosanne Cash
7.    Desperadoes Waiting For A Train – Willie Nelson
8.    Baby Took A Limo To Memphis – Rosie Flores
9.    Magdalene – Kevin Welch
10.    Instant Coffee Blues – Suzy Bogguss
11.    Homegrown Tomatoes – Ray Wylie Hubbard
12.    Let Him Roll – John Townes Van Zandt II
13.    The Guitar – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
14.    Cold Dog Soup – James McMurtry
15.    Worry B Gone – Hayes Carll

Volume 2
1.    Dublin Blues – Joe Ely
2.    Magnolia Wind – Emmylou Harris & John Prine
3.    The Last Gunfighter Ballad – Steve Earle
4.    All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad – Verlon Thompson
5.    The Dark – Terri Hendrix
6.    LA Freeway – Radney Foster
7.    The Cape – Patty Griffin
8.    Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kris Kristofferson
9.    Texas Cookin’ – Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
10.    Stuff That Works – Jack Ingram
11.    Randall Knife – Vince Gill
12.    Texas 1947 – Robert Earl Keen
13.    Old Friends – Terry Allen
14.    She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – The Trishas
15.    My Favorite Picture of You – Jerry Jeff Walker

Part of the proceeds benefit the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

 
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This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark Wins Americana Album of the Year

September 14, 2012 by  
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This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
Wins Americana Album of the Year
at 2012 Americana Honors and Awards

Double CD set includes recordings by Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris & John Prine, Patty Griffin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, and more.

Produced by Tamara Saviano and Shawn Camp

September 13, 2012

Guy Clark Tribute Cover ArtThis One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark was honored last night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium with the coveted Album of the Year award during the annual Americana Honors & Awards. Clark performed “My Favorite Picture of You,” accompanied by Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp. After Clark’s performance, the award was presented by Rodney Crowell and Brandi Carlisle.  Other nominees in the category included Steve Earle’s We’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, Jason Isbell’s Here We Rest and Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings The Harrow and the Harvest.

This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark was lovingly produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Tamara Saviano (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster)—who is also working with Clark on his definitive biography—and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp (“Sis Draper,” “Magnolia Wind”). The collection was released by Houston’s Icehouse Music in December, 2011.

The tribute includes 30 tracks by 33 Americana artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions. The collection was mixed and mastered by Fred Remmert.  Core band members include Camp, Verlon Thompson, Jen Gunderman, Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga, Mike Bub, Larry Atamanuik, and Kenny Malone.

Part of the proceeds benefit the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

Volume 1

1.    That Old Time Feeling – Rodney Crowell
2.    Anyhow I Love You – Lyle Lovett
3.    All He Wants Is You – Shawn Colvin
4.    Homeless – Shawn Camp
5.    Broken Hearted People – Ron Sexsmith
6.    Better Days – Rosanne Cash
7.    Desperadoes Waiting For A Train – Willie Nelson
8.    Baby Took A Limo To Memphis – Rosie Flores
9.    Magdalene – Kevin Welch
10.    Instant Coffee Blues – Suzy Bogguss
11.    Homegrown Tomatoes – Ray Wylie Hubbard
12.    Let Him Roll – John Townes Van Zandt II
13.    The Guitar – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
14.    Cold Dog Soup – James McMurtry
15.    Worry B Gone – Hayes Carll

Volume 2

1.    Dublin Blues – Joe Ely
2.    Magnolia Wind – Emmylou Harris & John Prine
3.    The Last Gunfighter Ballad – Steve Earle
4.    All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad – Verlon Thompson
5.    The Dark – Terri Hendrix
6.    LA Freeway – Radney Foster
7.    The Cape – Patty Griffin
8.    Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kris Kristofferson
9.    Texas Cookin’ – Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
10.    Stuff That Works – Jack Ingram
11.    Randall Knife – Vince Gill
12.    Texas 1947 – Robert Earl Keen
13.    Old Friends – Terry Allen
14.    She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – The Trishas
15.    My Favorite Picture of You – Jerry Jeff Walker

For more information contact Tamara Saviano / Tamara@tamarasaviano.com / 615-400-0388

Press materials available at www.icehousemusic.com/guyclarkpress

 
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The Reviews Are In!

January 6, 2012 by  
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This One’s For Him – A Tribute to Guy Clark has gotten amazing reviews!

“This is a record Guy Clark can surely be proud to have as a tribute. “  – Martin Chilton, The Telegraph (UK)

“Most of the artists hit the precarious balance between honoring the original work and making it their own.”  – Meredith Ochs, NPR’s All Things Considered

“Taking nothing away from the earnestness of the performances, a listener is forgiven for seeking out the originals to hear the master at work. The relationship of writer and words, in this case, cannot be any more intimate.” – Texas Music Magazine

“With excellent performances throughout of Guy Clark’s brilliant compositions, the 30 tracks on this impressive collection should indeed satisfy Crowell’s stated goal to make Clark proud.” – Robert Wooldridge, Country Standard Time

“Every performance on This One’s For Him is a showpiece for both the performers and the song.” – Steven Stone, Audiophile Review

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Coming Soon – This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark

August 17, 2011 by  
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This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark Available December 6, 2011

Loving tribute celebrates Clark’s 70th birthday

Double CD set includes recordings by Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris & John Prine, Patty Griffin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, and more.  Produced by Tamara Saviano and Shawn Camp

Nashville, TN, November 15, 2011—Houston’s Icehouse Music will release This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark on December 6, 2011 to celebrate Clark’s 70th birthday.  Clark was born in Monahans, Texas on November 6, 1941.

The collection was lovingly produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Tamara Saviano (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster)—who is also working with Clark on his definitive biography—and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp (“Sis Draper,” “Magnolia Wind”).

The tribute includes 30 tracks by 33 Americana artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions. The collection was mixed and mastered by Austin engineer Fred Remmert.

Guy Clark’s poetry resonates deeply with his fellow songwriters.

“Guy’s songs are literature,” says Lyle Lovett, among the venerable artists who eagerly gathered for This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. “The first time I heard Guy Clark, I thought it made everything I’d heard up to that point something other than a song. His ability to translate the emotional into the written word is extraordinary.”

Accordingly, Clark’s most vibrant (“Instant Coffee Blues”) and vivid vignettes (“Desperadoes Waiting for a Train”) reel with cinematic landscapes (“The Last Gunfighter Ballad,” “The Cape”). Novellas frequently unfold within minutes (“Better Days,” “She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”).

Clark’s singular storytelling chills with striking familiarity (“The Dark”). “Songs are like Japanese painting,” he explains. “Less is more. One brushstroke takes the place of many if you put it in the right place. I’m trying to get whoever is listening to think, ‘Oh, man, I was there. I did that. I know what that’s about.’ Too many details take away.” Clark’s add volumes. Remember that old blue shirt? Mad Dog margarita? June bug on the window screen?

Of course, our passions forever burn brighter for the flour sack cape. Few capture courage as timelessly.  “Guy Clark is like a dancer with the way he talks and a photographer with the way he writes,” noted Texas indie artist Terri Hendrix says. “He’s the epitome of American songwriting.”

Clark’s watercolor imagery blueprints his legend, but generosity ultimately cements his legacy. For four decades, the longtime Nashville resident, whose own Grammy-nominated Somedays the Song Writes You (2009) soars as seamlessly as his hallmark debut Old No. 1 (1975), has cultivated songwriting talent enthusiastically. His matchless eye yields high dividends: Americana royalty Shawn Camp, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Vince Gill and Lovett barely begin the list he’s given sea legs. Young writers today immediately earn credibility with his stamp.

“Guy is the king in a lot of ways,” says rising songwriter Hayes Carll, who has split pages in the storied basement workshop where Clark writes and builds guitars. “I think everybody who was around Guy learned a lot from him and I think the entire music world is indebted to him for what he taught other writers. Everybody who had a chance to learn from him came away a better writer. He gave me a shot before I deserved one.” As friends say, Clark’s a curator, a creative caretaker. He celebrates high watermarks that others achieve.

This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark returns the favor. Artists brought two key instruments: a guitar and profound reverence. Individual investments quickly emerged.  Perhaps most notably, Gill claims a haunting bond. “Giant tears were falling all over my guitar as we were playing,” the country star remembers about serving as guitarist on Clark’s original “Randall Knife” recording nearly thirty years ago. “My dad was a lawyer, and he died when I was forty. Guy and I are tied at the hip through that song.”

“Let’s give her a good go and make ol’ Guy proud of us…” said Rodney Crowell kicking off the collection on the first day as he readied to record “That Old Time Feeling.” The double CD set was recorded live in studio with a core house band that included multi-instrumentalist Shawn Camp, guitarist Verlon Thompson, & pianist Jen Gunderman.  The tribute was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas with a rotating cast of other musicians including multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Maines, bass players Glenn Fukunaga, Mike Bub and Glenn Worf, and drummers Kenny Malone and Larry Atamanuik.

Folks mostly laughed throughout the sessions. Swapped stories. Enjoyed company. Picked and grinned like those dusky evenings over at Guy and Susanna’s near Old Hickory Lake in the 1970s. Fittingly, Crowell issued our collective mission statement the very first day. We think you’ll agree everyone succeeded.


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Volume 1 Volume 2
1. That Old Time Feeling – Rodney Crowell 1. Dublin Blues – Joe Ely
2. Anyhow I Love You – Lyle Lovett 2. Magnolia Wind – Emmylou Harris & John Prine
3. All He Wants Is You – Shawn Colvin 3. The Last Gunfighter Ballad – Steve Earle
4. Homeless – Shawn Camp 4. All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad – Verlon Thompson
5. Broken Hearted People – Ron Sexsmith 5. The Dark – Terri Hendrix
6. Better Days – Rosanne Cash 6. LA Freeway – Radney Foster
7. Desperadoes Waiting For A Train – Willie Nelson 7. The Cape – Patty Griffin
8. Baby Took A Limo To Memphis – Rosie Flores 8. Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kris Kristofferson
9. Magdalene – Kevin Welch 9. Texas Cookin’ – Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
10. Instant Coffee Blues – Suzy Bogguss 10. Stuff That Works – Jack Ingram
11. Homegrown Tomatoes – Ray Wylie Hubbard 11. Randall Knife – Vince Gill
12. Let Him Roll – John Townes Van Zandt II 12. Texas 1947 – Robert Earl Keen
13. The Guitar – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott 13. Old Friends – Terry Allen
14. Cold Dog Soup – James McMurtry 14. She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – The Trishas
15. Worry B Gone – Hayes Carll 15. My Favorite Picture of You – Jerry Jeff Walker
 
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Icehouse to partner with iTunes!

March 26, 2009 by  
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Icehouse Music, Inc. is pleased to announce that digital downloads will soon be available at the Icehouse Music Store on iTunes!

Check back soon for details…

 
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