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New York, NY — Noncommercial New York City radio station WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) and NPR Music will broadcast and webcast George Wein’s Folk Festival 50 at Newport throughout Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd.  WFUV Music Director Rita Houston and Bob Boilen, host of NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered,” will be at Newport, RI’s Fort Adams State Park to bring listeners two days of music from the storied annual festival, now in its 50th year.

“The Folk Festival and FUV share similar missions to bring audiences the most exciting new artists and, at the same time, remind people how much is owed to musical trailblazers like Seeger and Baez.  I’ve seen so many important moments in music history take place at the Festival and I’m sure more history will be made this year,” says WFUV Music Director Rita Houston. (more…)

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CD includes co-writes with old friends Rodney Crowell, Shawn Camp, Verlon Thompson, Gary Nicholson, Jon Randall, Ray Stephenson, Joe Leathers; and young songwriters Jedd Hughes, Patrick Davis and Ashley Monroe

Collection includes Townes Van Zandt classic “If You Needed Me”

Guy Clark, photo by Jim McGuire

Guy Clark, photo by Jim McGuire

In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Bob Dylan mentions Guy Clark as one of his favorite songwriters.  That is no surprise to anyone familiar with the master songwriter and legendary artist. This fall, Clark will release Somedays The Song Writes You, his second CD with Dualtone Music Group, which released the critically acclaimed Workbench Songs in 2006.

When Guy Clark discusses the art and craft of songwriting, people listen. He has, after all, been writing songs of uncommon quality for nearly four decades, songs like “L.A. Freeway,” “Desperados Waiting For A Train,” “The Randall Knife,” and “Texas, 1947.”

Some of them have been snatched up and recorded by other distinctive artists, many of whom are no slouches in the songwriting department themselves (“She’s Crazy For Leaving” written by Clark and Rodney Crowell, “New Cut Road” by Bobby Bare, “Let Him Roll” by Johnny Cash and “Heartbroke” by Ricky Skaggs, to name just a few), while others have filled out the twelve studio albums bearing Clark’s name, beginning with his 1975 debut, Old No. 1. Somedays The Song Writes You is the thirteenth entry to his enduring body of work.

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