Guy Clark inks deal with Dualtone
Monday, March 27, 2006
– Veteran Texas singer/songwriter Guy Clark inked a deal with Dualtone with an album due this summer.
Clark has enjoyed a long career with labels including Elektra and Sugar Hill, although he has had few releases in recent years.
"Workbench Songs," his first CD of new material since 2002's "The Dark," will drop Aug. 29.
"Guy is a cornerstone of what our company represents," said Dualtone partner
Scott Robinson. "We're extremely excited to have such a musical troubadour as a member of the Dualtone family."
Clark, 64, started his career in the 1960s playing in clubs in Houston and Austin with Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Wlker.
After working in Los Angeles, he oved to Nashville in 1971 with an RCA contract in hand. Among the songs penned by Clark were "L.A. Freeway," "She's Crazy for Leavin'," a hit for Rodney Crowell and "Oklahoma Borderline," record by Vince Gill.>
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