When you listen to a Guy Clark album, there is no Internet, no civil unrest in the world, no Snowdens on the run from their own government, no reality TV full of middle-aged women with botox and fake boobs. When you listen to a Guy Clark album, there is nothing but one voice, six strings, and a million stories painted with lyrics. With My Favorite Picture of You, Mr. Clark continues to add to a 40-plus year career with another album that is pure America to the bone.
If you call this album a country album, you really mean America. Does it contain fiddles, banjos, acoustic guitars and a beautiful female backing vocalist? Damned right it does. But this record is, once again, a sonic portrait of the USA painted in music, much like Norman Rockwell painted this great country in oils on canvas. My Favorite Picture of You is comprised of a suite of songs that not only makes you feel the warm sun on your face, but you’d swear you can actually see the dandelion fluff floating through the light.
My Favorite Picture of You is out now on Dualtone.