W.C. Clark is known as the "Godfather of Austin Blues" and is among the best-loved guitarists and vocalists in the blues world. In addition to his popular and critical acclaim, Clark won W.C. Handy Awards for "Blues Song of the Year" and "Best Blues/Soul Record" and has been nominated for "Male Soul Artist of the Year". Clark has been playing for over 50 years and been mentoring countless young blues and soul players in Austin for almost as long. Blues stars from Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan to Angela Strehli to Lou Ann Barton to Marcia Ball have all perfected their craft under Clark's tutelage. His mix of modern Texas blues, searing guitar and heartfelt, Memphis-style soul vocals have made him a favorite of blues and R&B fans alike. The critically acclaimed PBS television show Austin City Limits celebrated Clark's 50th birthday in 1989 by bringing him together with his disciples Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Kim Wilson, Lou Ann Barton, Angela Strehli and Will Sexton, in front of a live, wildly enthusiastic audience. The broadcast, one of the series' most popular, brought Clark to the attention of a national audience.
" WC Clark is a Texas legend... a commanding six-string master, a deep R&B songsmith and a tough, soulful vocalist." - Chicago Tribune.
"Funky, red-hot guitar and stunning, shiver-up-your spine vocals" - Blues Revue
"Armed with a powerful, gospel-approved voice, Clark delivers his songs with God-fearing intensity"-Guitar Player