Grammy-winning musician and luthier Guy Clark died this morning in his Nashville home – a home I had the very great privilege of visiting for “Songs from the Workbench.”
While Clark is best-known for his music – such hits as “L.A. Freeway,” “Dublin Blues” and “Desperados Waiting for a Train” – he enjoyed building guitars in his spare time; that’s what I talked with him about for a few hours in 2007. He built his guitars two at a time to experiment with different sounds in the pair, using a basic set of tools: chisels, Japanese pull saws, a Stanley foreplane and a $12 knife.
You can read that article here. And read while listening to Lyle Lovett performing “Step Inside This House” – a song Clark said was the first he ever wrote, though he never recorded it. It’s a gorgeous legacy.