Country Music Hall of Fame


Remembering Guy Clark, with Tamara Saviano, Shawn Camp, Chuck Mead, and Verlon Thompson

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 02:00pm

In his forty-five Nashville years, Guy Clark wrote classics including “L.A. Freeway,” “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” and “Dublin Blues,” and forged a reputation as a gruff guru of country, folk, and Americana songwriting. In the new book Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, Tamara Saviano explores Clark’s inspirations and motivations, and his relationships with gifted songsmiths including wife Susanna Clark, best friend Townes Van Zandt, and protégés Rodney Crowell and Steve Earle. This conversation with Saviano will be illustrated with vintage photos and film footage, and will include songs and stories from Clark’s co-writers Shawn Camp, co-producer of Clark’s Grammy-winning My Favorite Picture of You; BR549 front man Chuck Mead; and Clark’s longtime guitarist and producer, Verlon Thompson. Ford Theater. Included with admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required.  The program will be streamed live at

This program takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater and will also be streamed live at The live stream is powered by NewTek TriCaster.

Following the program, Saviano will sign copies of her book purchased from the Museum Store.


Attendees must have a Program Pass to guarantee admission to this event.

Program Passes are free with Museum admission or membership and distributed two hours prior to the event at the Museum's box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is general admission and limited.

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