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Guy Clark’s Life and Music Celebrated at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

“I told my friend Rodney Crowell backstage, ‘Can you imagine a three-hour show with no shitty songs?'” Clark, who died in May at age 74, would have probably been amused by Gill’s comment — if not the mere concept that so many fellow singer-songwriters gathered Tuesday night (Aug. 16) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to pay tribute to him. But the other truth is that every person onstage and in the audience had somehow been affected, directly or indirectly, by Clark’s words, melodies and performances.

The original English major - Robert Earl Keen finally takes on bluegrass

“Most of my English degree came about through literature, not so much writing but the study of literature from novels to poems to free-form writing,” Keen says. “So I read and wrote on a lot of different subjects as far as literature goes, and I feel like I’m part of that fabric now. I’m the original English major. Everyone else went and became a lawyer… or started a bed and breakfast.”

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