Posted by themusicsover on June 27, 2012
1939 – June 27, 2012
Susanna Clark was a Texas-born songwriter and artist. She was also the longtime wife, muse, and occasional song character of fellow songwriting great, Guy Clark. A one-time art instructor herself, Clark’s paintings have appeared on album covers for the likes of her husband (Old No. 1), Emmylou Harris (Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town), and Willie Nelson (Stardust). As a songwriter, she either wrote or co-wrote songs that were recorded by Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter, Jessi Colter, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Miranda Lambert. The Clarks married in Nashville in 1972, and opened their home to friends for jams and master songwriting classes of sorts. Regular guests included Townes Van Zandt, Crowell, and Earle. In poor health in recent years, Susanna Clark passed away on June 27, 2012. She was 73.
Thanks to Harold Lepidus for the assist.