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Song of the week: "L.A. Freeway" by Guy Clark




File: Guy Clark accepts the Poet's Award at the 7th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 10, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
File: Guy Clark accepts the Poet's Award at the 7th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 10, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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This week’s song of the week is “L.A. Freeway” by Guy Clark, who died this week. He was 74. Clark was born in Texas and was a prominent singer and songwriter in the state’s outlaw country scene, calling Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle his peers. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, and couldn’t wait to get out — that’s where he wrote "L.A. Freeway."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa7EkXpy8jE

Perhaps best known as a songwriter, Clark's music was performed by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and more. He appeared in the acclaimed 1976 documentary Heartworn Highways, here's a video of Clark performing "Old Time Feeling" in the film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_nl1v9x8Y