Texas blues

Guitarist W.C. Clark will give Fallon a case of the blues when he and his band perform there this weekend. “The Godfather of Austin Blues” has worked with musical artists such as T.D. Bell, Joe Tex, Angela Strehli and Stevie Ray Vaughan during his five-decade career. Clark played bass in Vaughan’s band the Triple Threat Revue and co-wrote one of Vaughan’s biggest hits, “Cold Shot.” Clark eventually left the group to form his own band, the W.C. Clark Blues Revue, during the the late 1970s. In 1986, he released his first album, Something for Everybody, but it wasn’t until he got signed to Black Top Records label that his national profile rose. Clark released three critically acclaimed albums on the now-defunct label: Heart of Gold (1994), Texas Soul (1996) and Lover’s Plea (1998). In 1997, he won his first W.C. Handy Blues Award for his album Texas Soul. He has since won two other W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Clark’s latest album is Deep in the Heart, which features duets with Marcia Ball and Ruthie Foster. The W.C. Clark Blues Band performs 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Barkley Theatre at Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Park St., Fallon. Tickets are $20. Call (775) 423-1440.