We’re so excited to bring you another tribute to the late, great Guy Clark this month for our Country Cover Song Challenge. Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen came into our Country Bunker out in Lockhart, Texas a while back to record one of Clark’s songs, “Rita Ballou”.
Randy and Wade have a great relationship. They do so much together, have recorded a bunch together (even a song I helped write), and I think it’s really cool that they have a friendship based in music.
I asked Randy and Wade to do this because I knew we shared a love for Guy. His music was a big influence on all three of us, even though they are from a generation after me. Guy is an influence that crosses generations and that was the idea of recording these songs and sharing them with you.
“Rita Ballou” is an uptempo, fun song that Guy didn’t have many of. I think it’s a good side of Guy, a rowdy side of Wade and Randy, and it was a riot to get together to record. You can hear the genius of Guy from "Rita Ballou”, to "Homegrown Tomatoes", to "Desperados Waiting for a Train”. We hope you enjoy our second tribute to our friend, Guy Clark.