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Jack joins Nanci Griffith, Jonell Mosser, Roger Cook, Roberto Bianco, and a host of others to ring in the Christmas season at saxophonist Jay Patten's annual bash.
December 11, 2007
Documentary about Cowboy Jack, which has toured the world's film festivals and is being broadcast nationwide on selected Public Television stations. Check your local listings. Now available at the Specialtees store ($19.98), the prize-winning documentary was made by the team of Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville (who have also recently done a great film about the history of Stax Records).
Jack takes participates in weeklong series of events celebrating the career of Jerry Lee Lewis. Whole Lot of Shakin': The Life and Music of Jerry Lee Lewis 2007 series will mark the FIRST time Rock Hall honors a living master. Cowboy will perform on the show and engage in a panel discussion. This is getting to be an annual gig --- last year he participated in the tribute to Roy Orbison.
In a whirlwind tour of windmill land, Cowboy plays several dates - Eindhoven, Oosterlicht, and at the club Paradiso in Amsterdam - and hooks up with The Watchman, a band he produced in 1992.
At the Brooks Museum of Art 6pm. A special appearance by the Cowboy himself after the screening.
Jack participates in a festival along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia with Prairie Home Companion regulars Robin & Linda Williams and Jimmy Fortune, member of the Statler Brothers, recent inductees to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Also on the bill: Marty Stuart, Billy Joe Shaver, Adrienne Young, Billy Yates, Michael Martin Murphey, and more. Read a review of the songwriter show here.
Documentary about Cowboy Jack, which had an advance screening at the Belcourt Theatre on 8/29/07, will have its broadcast première on WNPT, Nashville Public Television. The showing of Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies or SHAKESPEARE WAS A BIG GEORGE JONES FAN will coincide with the release of the DVD available from Shout!Factory.
Kris stops by Jack's show on Sirius Satellite Radio to reminisce about the good old days. Click picture above to listen ot Part I.
Two graduates of Cowboy's College of Musical Nonsense, Shawn Camp and Billy Burnette, put out an album of Elvis songs done up bluegrass-style. So the music comes full circle - remember that the King's career took off when he revved up a Bill Monroe number.
June 7, 2007
One of the key ingredients and most beloved members of our musical world, Charles Cochran, was killed in a car crash . His keyboard and arranging skills contributed, beyond measure, to the projects of Jack Clement and his followers for almost five decades. He is pictured here (back row, 2nd from right) with Jack and various merry cohorts sometime in the early 1970s.
Cowboy appears on the world famous radio show for the second time in 5 months. One of the songs he does, the Clement-written Just a Girl I Used to Know, was coincidentally (almost simultaneously) also being performed on the Opry by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton as part of Porter's 50th anniversary celebration. Before launching into his first number, Jack even gets a little polka fix in. You can listen to the show by clicking logo link above. Here's a tip: once the RealPlayer starts, you can skip to a given portion by going to "Play" on the dropdown menu and selecting "Seek To" and then putting in the desired time marker.
One of Cowboy's latest protégés and regular band member, Shawn Camp, is a writer on a song nominated for Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards to be held in Las Vegas and televised on CBS May 15 - Would You Go With Me by Josh Turner. The same song is also nominated for Single of the Year, and another one of Shawn's tunes is up for a Dove Award. Not a bad year for the kid Jack dubbed "Boy Wonder".
February 25, 2007
A transcription of an extended conversation between Bob, Jack, and John Lomax III about the wild days in Beaumont can be viewed here
Please take a moment, click the image link, and lend your name to the tribute to Cowboy's first "assignment" at Sun Studio in 1956. He ended up as Roy's producer/engineer, co-writer, bass player, and lifelong friend.
Garrison Keillor, the baby boom's Mark Twain, hosts Cowboy Jack on his nationally syndicated New Year's Eve show (listen)
along with Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Buddy Emmons, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Suzy Bogguss, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jon Randall, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, and Robin and Linda Williams.
November 4, 2006
Back in the summer 1956, Roy was the first act that Sam Phillips handed over to Jack, who did all the subsequent recording. The de facto producer of the sessions, Cowboy ran the board, co-wrote songs with Roy, and even played bass on some of the sides. On Sun, Roy had a pretty good hit with "Ooby Dooby", but rock stardom eluded him until he wound up with Monument Records, and his career took off. While in Cleveland to do the show honoring Orbison (who would have turned 70 this year), Cowboy is likely to find time to get a polka fix.
National Public Radio interviews Cowboy (and his personal documentarian, Robert Gordon) as the kick-off segment to their series on the Library of Congress/National Recording Registry's historically significant sound recordings.
$10 ($5 youth/$25 family) to hear Jack with 100% of the proceeds going to Martha O'Bryan Center which ministers to the needy of Nashville
Paul Craft (Keep Me From Blowing Away, Brother Jukebox, Dropkick Me Jesus), Allen Reynolds, producer of Garth Brooks (Five O'Clock World, Catfish John, I Recall a Gypsy Woman), Dickey Lee ( She Thinks I Still Care, Patches), and Cowboy play a songwriters-in-the-round show for NSAI Legislative fund. RESERVATIONS will most likely be necessary ($15 plus $7 tab minimum; $35 Gold Circle includes autographed poster and close-in seating) - you will need to call the Bluebird beginning 11 am June 28 at 383-1461 (put it on speed-dial, it's usually busy)
Fifty years ago today Jack takes job at Sun Studio
***June 15, 1956 - June 15, 2006***
Special performance/screening of Cowboy Jack's Home Movies in Chattanooga
Jack will be performing as the special guest in conjunction with the screening of the Gordon/Neville documentary Thursday 5:30 pm ET at the Hunter Museum of American Art Theatre, 10 Bluff View, Chattanooga, TN. Tickets are $12; $5 for AEC & Hunter Members and UTC students and staff. Reserved seating recommended (it will probably sell out). Read the article by Bambi Evans
Charley Pride stops by the Cowboy Arms
Old friend Charley Pride stopped by the office to talk about a new album he's working on and his Canadian tour. Also pictured are W. Earl Brown from the HBO show "Deadwood" (and Sirius Radio host) and photographer CJ Flanagan (click to enlarge picture above)
1st Anniversary of Cowboy's show on the SIRIUS Satellite Network
Jack will be interviewing Shawn Camp about his new album Fireball
Of all the sound recordings in history, the Library of Congress annually selects 50 of the most "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" for special preservation. Here is a list of some of this year's honorees for which the LOC has prepared sound excerpts. Listen here
April 1, 2006
Annual Nashville festival covering 5 nights and 8 clubs with songwriters from a mix of genres. Also appearing on his "Legends" show: Lynn Anderson, Dobie Gray, Mentor Williams, more. Here's a schedule in PDF format for the whole weeklong guitar pull
March 30, 2006
Song for which Jack made up the signature horn part, played the guitar, and was de facto producer is title of show opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Who would've thunk Jack's "Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart" was destined to be performed on Broadway. The Cowboy was a guest of honor.
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John came to Nashville in 1976 to work with Cowboy Jack and appears in the "Home Movies" documentary as do winners Del McCoury and Bono.
February 4, 2006
Here are the first seven tracks:
Cowboy was Townes's first producer and publisher.
Friday showing of the movie Be Here To Love Me preceded by a short musical tribute concert at 7 pm featuring Steve Earle, Jonell Mosser, and Dave Olney among others including a special guest performance by Jack (click picture below).
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