My Favorite Picture Of You, the first studio album in four years from legendary singer and songwriter Guy Clark, is set for a July 23 release on Dualtone Records. As one of the most revered songwriters around, Clark embodies the term “songwriter’s songwriter.” The simplicity of the recording shines brightly while capturing Clark’s beautifully understated and road worn vocals. Clark co-wrote 10 of the 11 tracks on My Favorite Picture Of You and dug very deep for each performance on this truly inspired collection.
The album’s heartfelt title track was written for Susanna Clark, Guy’s wife of 40 years, and a successful songwriter in her own right, who passed away in 2012. If a picture says a thousand words, then the cover photo of My Favorite Picture Of You declares an entire life. The cover depicts Clark, slightly blurred in the background, holding up an old photo of his beloved from the 1970s. According to Clark, Susanna walked in and found he and friend, the late Townes Van Zandt drunk, again. She stormed out of the house, which is when the Polaroid was taken.
The song is a loving, emotional tribute. As a master songwriter, Guy Clark has always made us smile by infusing his wry wit into thoughtful storytelling.
The album can be pre-ordered now from your local record store or on-line.