"Luscious and verdant as the Emerald Isle from which it draws inspiration
and was given birth. ...he's one of our finest songpoets...if not the
best...no doubt there. At the get go 'The Rocks Of Ireland' is
the foundation ... and on this rock Clarke has built a tumultous masterpiece."
Rosie Flores' vocal on 'Back to The Well' fits like a glove but
nothing prepares you for the intensity injected by her into Clarke's words
about those who dream of a homeland across the sea that they'll probably
never see again in 'American lipstick'
Wood, Kerrville Kronicle
Sings' is mostly dominated by Clarke's continuing fascination with
the West of Ireland - from where his family came. ...his own lyrical vision
is something to behold ... Terry Clarke is back in the limelight and,
on this evidence, deservedly so.
"... he's made something of a career of winning the admiration of Texans
he's played with. Among his fans are Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe
Ely, Jesse Taylor, with whom he cut 'Rhythm Oil' and
Rosie Flores who used his 'Poor Girls Town' on her last
album (Rockabilly Filly) and here sings duet on 'American Lipstick'
and harmony on 'Back To The Well'. ...when you hear the songs you'll
understand why Butch Hancock fans and Hancock himself rate
him so highly.
Music City Texas
Terry Clarke's music is his very heart and soul, influenced by his Irish
and English background and coloured by his love for the American South.
When they were on tour Bruce Channel and Gene Vincent visited
his town ... they left their impression on Terry ... listen to each individual
song tell it's tale.
Country Music Round Up
The harsh but fresh winds of Ireland blow through this release ... There
are shades of Chris Isaak's 'Blue Hotel', Robbie Robertson's 'Somewhere
Down The Crazy River' and even The Pogues' 'Fairy Tale Of New York' here
Country Music People