Songwriting legend assembles a half-decent backing band to perform on US TV.
In 1992 the great Guy Clark released ‘Boats to Build’ his seventh album. Alongside such notables as Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush and Marty Stuart, one of Clark’s guests on the album was Emmylou Harris who shared vocals on ‘I Don’t Love You Much Do I?’ The song was co-written by Clark and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Richard Leigh, best known for penning Crystal Gayle’s hit ‘Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue’. Wind forward to February 1993 and we find Clark performing the same song with Harris on an unspecified late-night US TV channel. If that in itself is not enough to have you immediately reaching for the ‘Play’ button, then let me offer you more. Backing the pair on this performance are the one and only doyens of East L.A. – Los Lobos. How such a collaboration came about I’m unsure (anyone help?) but the Californians certainly bring their own signature sound to this unique and magical performance.