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Open Up the Doors

by Fletcher Clark

Original songs from the Personal Hymnal of a worldly Texas singer-songwriter, this collection conveys a wide range of expressions of faith in a variety of musical styles.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Open Up the Doors
2:38 $0.99
2. Every Sinner Has a Future
3:16 $0.99
3. Lord, We Would Have Heard You
3:28 $0.99
4. Next Best Thing
3:20 $0.99
5. Leave My Faith Alone
2:36 $0.99
6. Tiny Voice
4:09 $0.99
7. One More Soul in Heaven Tonight
3:19 $0.99
8. Extra Alleluia
2:26 $0.99
9. Take Me Down to the Riverside
4:01 $0.99
10. He Gave His Son
3:10 $0.99
11. Arms of an Angel
2:47 $0.99
12. More Will Be Revealed
3:11 $0.99
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Characterized as "old school Austin troubadour", the songwriting of Fletcher Clark consists of "thoughtful lyrics and uplifting melodies". He is influenced by the famed Texas singer-songwriters for whom he has been sideman or producer: Steven Fromholz, Bobby Bridger, Kenneth Threadgill, Dee Moeller, Rusty Wier, and many others. His love of jazz, Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, blues, R&B, rock, folk, bluegrass, C&W, latin, etc., combine with his long-time involvement with the Kerrville Folk Festival. He was part of the management team of Austin’s legendary concert hall Armadillo World Headquarters the 1970’s, where his Texas show band Balcones Fault brought all these musics together for scores of sold-out shows, as well as being one of the earliest features of Austin City Limits.

In 2010, Fletcher brought Armadillo Records and Armadillo Music (ASCAP) back to life by recording Hank & Shaidri Alrich for their critically acclaimed CD 'Carry Me Home'. Then Fletcher produced 'TAKING TURNS' for Armadillo Records, a collection of twelve of his original songs recorded by twelve different artists and ensembles, using Austin’s best session players, engineers, and studios. As a showroom for his songwriting and producing skills, Executive Producer Hank Alrich said, “There’s just not been another project like Fletcher Clark’s 'TAKING TURNS'. That’s Austin music!”

Fletcher has now formed his label Flecha3 Music to release 'Open Up the Doors', taking twelve songs from his Personal Hymnal which form the core of his musical ministry. (The complete lyrics for these twelve recorded songs are available for download through his website, and the complete songbook is available for order as well.) He presents these and other songs of faith (as well as his complete "folk mass") to select audiences and congregations in live performances. Together with his colleague historian/author Donaly Brice, this fourth generation native Texan performs his epic ballad 'There Must Be a Good Man in Texas' (the story of Alamo heroine Susanna Dickinson) for historical societies, groups and museums around the Lone Star state.

In live performance, the broad range of Fletcher's songs is presented with superlative instrumental and vocal skills, either solo or with veteran supporting musicians. He recurrently appears at select listening rooms, house concerts and festivals, connecting personally with his enthusiastic audiences. Residing in Lockhart, Texas, just south of Austin, Fletcher produces and hosts the highly successful series Evenings with the Songwriter at the historic Dr. Eugene Clark Library, the oldest library building in the state. A veteran recording engineer and producer (who taught for ten years at Austin Community College), he brings his broad technical skills to the recorded realization of his original material.



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