“I’m sure we’ve lost some other memorabilia,” said Clement following the fire.
Here's a link to a great Q&A feature on Cowboy Jack from the No Depression archives, Issue #54, Sept/Oct 2004.
I was saddened when I saw on a friends Face Book page last night that Cowboy Jack Clement's house had been lost in a fire on Saturday.
I was there for a memorable party that Dualtone records threw as a part of the AMA Conference several years ago and it was a great old house chock full of instruments, recording equipment and music memorabilia. It saddens me greatly to think of all the history that went up in smoke.
In 1980 i had the opportunity to meet Jack at an event. He invited me to his home in Nashville. A while later I drove down from PA and spent some time with him at his home and studio. I was young and naive and didn't realize until much later what a special musical legacy Jack is. In recent years, I've thought about trying to contact him to say 'thank you' for his hospitality. Very sad to see this news.