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W.C. Clark Obituary News: Blues Musician ‘Godfather of Austin Blues’ Passed Away after a Brief illness

Mar 2, 2024
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W.C. Clark Obituary News: Blues Musician ‘Godfather of Austin Blues’ Passed Away after a Brief illness

W.C. Clark Obituary News: The music world is in mourning as the resonant chords of Austin Blues fall silent with the passing of W. C. Clark, fondly known as the “Godfather of Austin Blues.

” A legendary figure in Austin’s vibrant music scene, his departure leaves an echoing void, felt deeply by all who cherished his enduring contributions. W. C. Clark’s legacy, forever etched in the annals of Austin’s musical history, will be remembered and missed by generations of music aficionados.

W.C. Clark Cause of death

In Texas today, W.C. Clark, known as “The Godfather of the Austin Blues,” passed away. A steadfast presence on the local scene for decades, he collaborated with almost every musician in town and graced countless venues.

Born in Austin in 1939, W.C. began singing in the church choir as a child before mastering the guitar. Over the years, his influence resonated with numerous musicians, including the young Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Manager Vicky Moerbe has sadly announced the passing of Clark, the celebrated guitarist known for infusing Eastside authenticity into the blues scene on Red River around 1971.

W.C. Clark, aged 84, passed away without a cause of death disclosed, though he had been under hospice care since his last performance at Giddy Ups on February 20. Funeral and memorial arrangements are currently pending.

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