This week’s AotW will feature Guy Clark’s quiet little opus The Dark from 2002. Guy Clark has been writing amazing songs since the early ‘70s and performing regularly up until a few years ago. His extensive body of work defines the genre of music that has come to be known as Americana. He’s recorded 20 albums and his songs are finely honed snapshots of everyday folks and scenarios, real and imagined. Guy Clark’s songs have been recorded by a long list of country music outsiders over the years, including Jerry Jeff Walker, Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, and Ricky Skaggs. He’s also a master luthier, and The Dark is named after one of his guitars. Though The Dark didn’t spawn any breakout songs, it shows Clark at the age of 60 still at the top of his powers as a writer and performer, evoking quiet moments of reflection and observation. Dug Deep is this week's host.