Perhaps best known for his decades-long stint as the host of the country-music show "Hee Haw," Roy Clark is truly a master of strings and a charming vocalist who has entertained millions for more than 40 years. He is a multi-award winning virtuoso, actor, vocalist, and philanthropist -- an all 'round great human being -- who has headlined some of the world's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Grand Palace in Brussels and the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow. His many awards include:
• Three time Entertainer of the Year, Academy of Country Music
• Comedy Act of the Year, Academy of Country Music
• Three time Instrumentalist of the Year, Country Music • Association
• Picker of the Year, Playboy Magazine's Reader's Poll
• Best Country Guitarist, Guitar Magazine
• a Grammy Award winner for "Alabama Jubilee."
With a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Clark is a virtual icon in country music, a genre he popularized through his musicianship, amiable personality and telegenic presence. His pop vocals like Yesterday, When I Was Young and Thank God And Greyhound have been major hits, as have his country classics like Tips of My Fingers, Take Me as I Am (Or Let Me Go), Rose Colored Glasses and I Never Picked Cotton. His skills as an instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, mandolin) are particularly awesome in Alabama Jubilee, Malaguena, Riders in the Sky and Dueling Banjos. Clark is a true music inspiration and a born entertainer who, because of his comedic gifts, has been referred to as "Jonathan Winters with a guitar."
A member of the Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame, Clark will appear in concert with his eight-man band at the Spencer Theater in Alto at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, August 14. Excellent seats are available for $56-$69. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com for tickets and information.
Mr. Clark's performances at the Spencer are sponsored by Walton Stations of New Mexico KWES 93.5 FM, KBUY 1390 AM & Fox Sports KWES 1450 AM.