W.C. Clark’s performance this Saturday at the Cultural Activities Center isn’t his first gig in Temple. “Back in the early ’70s I often played a blues club there, and at a bar downtown, too,” he recalls, “so I’m ready to come back again.”
Dubbed the “Godfather of Austin Blues and Soul,” Clark, 74, actually resides in Buda, and concertizes widely in the U.S. and internationally. He played his first club date at age16 and was promptly hired by blues legend T.D. Bell. A stint with Joe Tex and tours of the “chitlin’ circuit” alongside icons like Tyrone Davis and James Brown developed Clark’s musical virtuosity and showmanship.
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