We are fortunate to have The Clarks playing again at Mary’s Market, Saturday July 13 from 5-8. They were great the first time and we look forward to listening to them again. This is who they are…
Craig (Clark) Blockwic
Songwriter. Electric Guitar. Clark brings the concept of musical illiteracy to its highest levels. Composing only in the keys of Am and Bm, and often confusing the two, Clark’s compositions range from the sublime (Quiet Sea, Winter Dreams) to the ridiculous (Do the Dialectic) to the obviously pathetic (I Want to Be an Economist). Targeting Cm in 2014. Never compared to Mark Knopfler or Stevie Ray Vaughn, he nonetheless occasionally (usually accidentally) plays one or two of the same notes played by those titans of the guitar. Has turned to the guitar only because he can no longer climb. Not allowed to talk about Phish concerts.
Vocals. Bass. Acoustic Guitar. Caroline was raised and rooted in the rootsy/tootsy/frootsy musical traditions of Akron, Ohio (Town Motto: ‘Omnes Gaul Tres Partis Divisibus’). Caroline brings a unique attribute to The Clarks— actual musical talent. And she knows musical concepts like thirds, fifths and liters. Her vocals combine the power and range or operatic castrati with the lyricism of the early (pre-6 months) Mozart. The timber of her voice is earthy and smoky, dry, with hints of raspberry, colander, coffee, lemongrass, jalapenos and mushroom (non-psychedelic), with a complex bouquet and lingering aftertaste.
Mike (Mani) Mannion
Hand drums. Vocals, Songwriter. One drum, two hands — or is it the other way around? In addition to rhythm, Mike sings, and in performance, he actually looks like a live human being as compared to the ‘Hans Solo encased in carbon’ presentation of Clark and Caroline. Mike is Humor and Style to the max. Daughter Roo is official head of the The Clarks dancers.