Blues legend WC Clark at Vino Vino TONIGHT

DON’T MISS AUSTIN BLUES LEGEND WC CLARK “THE GODFATHER OF AUSTIN BLUES” WITH MIKE FLANIGIN AND DEREK O’BRIEN TONIGHT AT VINO VINO! 9 pm

“Modern Texas blues at its best…impeccable, soothing soul and flashy, jumped-up roadhouse blues…heartfelt emotion and sweet as molasses soul delivery…as a vocalist, he’s untouchable.”

—Blues Revue

Wesley Curley Clark was born into a musical Austin family in 1939. His father played guitar and his grandmother, mother, and sisters all sang gospel in the church choir. “I had so much music in my soul,” Clark recalls, “all I had to do was pick up an instrument and play it.” He learned the guitar as a youngster and at age 16 played his first gig at the Victory Grill, where he was introduced to Texas blues legend T.D. Bell. Soon after, Clark switched to playing bass and joined Bell’s band, The Cadillacs. In the early 1960s he began a six-year stint with Blues Boy Hubbard and The Jets at the popular Austin nightclub, Charlie’s Playhouse. There he met R&B hitmaker Joe Tex, who recruited W.C. to fill the vacant guitar slot in his group. Clark toured the Southern “chitlin’ circuit,” learning music first-hand from Tex and countless soul and blues stars along the way, including Tyrone Davis and James Brown. Along the way, Clark perfected his ability to lift an audience into a soul frenzy. When he returned to Austin, Clark found the musical landscape changing with a whole new crop of young white kids beginning to venture out to the blues clubs to learn how to play. The scene was completely transformed as future stars like the Vaughan brothers, Bill Campbell, Paul Ray, and Angela Strehli came to Austin and discovered the rich musical legacy of bluesmen like W.C. Clark.

Don’t miss W.C. Clark tonight at Vino Vino! First come, first served. Limited seating.

One Response to “Blues legend WC Clark at Vino Vino TONIGHT”

  1. I am so bummed that I’m going to miss this show! Please have WC back next Monday!

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