Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Home Grown Tomatoes" - Guy Clark (1983)

Here's a really great song by Guy Clark about one of nature's most delectable delights- the home grown tomato. We all have neighbors and co-workers who grow; and even share; their bumper crop during the summer months. There really is nothing sweeter than a home grown tomato, lightly salted, eaten in the field where it was just picked.

Guy Clark was one of the original members of the group of musicians who can be found in "Heartworn Highways", an indie music film from 1975. Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle; all of whom would become legendary songwriters in their own right; really give the viewer an inside peek on what it's like to live and work outside the "norm" as they create some of the best music in decades, launching the independent country movement which would help return the genre back towards it's original roots. If you have never seen the film, you're missing out.

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