ICON | Susanna Clark


Photo of Guy and Susanna Clark in Nashville by Jim McGuire, 1975. 

I think my new all-time favorite couple might be Guy Clark and his late wife Susanna. Both of them Texans who became mainstays of the Nashville music scene in the 70s, the Clarks seemed to have a Johnny and June thing going on with the addition of Townes Van Zandt as a third wheel (this clip from Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt pretty much says it all). Susanna Clark not only wrote songs that were covered by greats like Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, but she also was a revered painter, providing cover art for several albums, such as Willie Nelson's 1978 Stardust.

11 comments:

mamavalveeta03 said...

Beautiful...Susanna, and her artwork. Thanks for introducing me to "Someone I should know"!

Anonymous said...

I am going to buy Stardust immediately. Thanks for searching out this kind of coolness Tomboy Style.

Feisty said...

Guy Clark has written some of my favorite songs, this is an amazing picture of them. Thanks for highlighting some Texas peeps!

Anonymous said...

Heartworn Highways has some great Susanna Clark material including shots of their house at Christmas. Pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Heartworn Highways = documentary. Sorry, that could have been clearer!

Lizzie said...

@Anon Cool, thanks for letting me know, I'll check it out!

Anonymous said...

Thumbs up to this! Love them and was sad to hear when she passed away.

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