Cole, Grisman headline Folk Festival
By Anders Smith-Lindall
Daily Arts Writer
Saturday night, Hill Auditorium will play host to the
21st Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival. From the time the
first performer takes the stage at 6 p.m. until the final
ovation some five or six hours later, the event promises
its annual quotient of fine entertainment for an equally
good cause - all proceeds benefit
the Ark, which this year celebrates its
33rd year of operation.
This year's lineup features the fes-
tival's customary mix of established
performers, like headliners Doc
Watson and David Grisman, main- Tomorrow
stream artists like multi-Grammy
nominee Paula Cole, and lesser-
known acts seeking to establish a local following.
Third billing, behind the Watson-Grisman duo and
Cole, has been given to Texas troubadour Guy Clark.
In a telephone interview last week, the esteemed
singer-songwriter said that he is excited to perform at
the Folk Festival. "I love Ann Arbor and I love the
Ark," Clark said, tipping his cap to the venerable local
folk venue that sponsors the event. "It's one of my
favorite places to play"
Clark is perhaps better known as a songwriter than
a performer - other artists have achieved success on
the country charts with Clark-penned tunes including
"Desperados Waiting For A Train." "She Ain't Goin'
Nowhere," and "Like a Coat from the Cold"
His collaborators have included last year's Folk
Festival headliner Nanci Griffith, who Clark called "a
pal," and the late Townes Van Zandt, whose death in
January 1997 left a lasting impression on Clark. "We
were best friends for 35 years," Clark said. "You can't
at Hill Auditorium at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $25.
"Homegrown Tomatoes" and others.
"I picked out the ones I wanted to do - I really
wanted to do about 25,' Clark laughed, explaining that
the record company limited him to 15. Over three
nights in Nashville, Clark recorded his songs in a
relaxed setting that allowed his nimble acoustic guitar
work to expound on his simple but sweet melodies and
his worn-at-the-edges vocal delivery to reclaim the
plain spoken but poetic lyrics he has lent so gracious-
ly to others.
"That's exactly the reason I did it," Clark explained.
"I always wanted to do the songs my way."
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