Paul Clark started his music career writing songs about his new faith and sharing them with whoever would listen. His first album from 1971 sold so well that executives at Word Records offered to help distribute his record because it was something new and they saw this Jesus Music was impacting the country for Christ. Flash forward 50 years and Paul is still active in helping people use music as a tool for sharing the Gospel. After more than 30 albums, Paul’s passion for reaching the lost hasn’t wavered one bit and I’m excited for you to hear his story.
Paul Clark is listed in the credits for the following albums:
|1972||Paul Clark||Songs from the Savior Volume 1||Songwriter, Mixed, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Vocals|
|1973||Paul Clark||Songs from the Savior, Volume 2||Songwriter, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vibes, Vocals|
|1974||Paul Clark||Come Into His Presence||Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals|
|1975||Paul Clark||Good To Be Home||Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Vocals|
|1976||Various Artists||Jubilation Too|
|1977||Bruce Hibbard||A Light Within||Producer|
|1978||Paul Clark||Change in the Wind||Producer, Songwriter, Guitar, Lead & Background Vocals|
|1980||Paul Clark||Aim for the Heart||Producer|
|1980||Paul Clark||Aim for the Heart||Guitar, lead vocals, background vocals|
|1984||Paul Clark||Out of the Shadow||Producer, Songwriter, Piano, Lead and Background Vocals|
|1993||Peter Shambrook||Live at Cafe Lido||Songwriter, Guitars, Background Vocals|
|1993||Peter Shambrook||Love Unseen||Producer, Mixed, Songwriter, Guitars, Dobro, Harmonica, Percussion, Background Vocals|
|2016||Paul Clark||Branching Roots||Producer, Songwriter, Engineer, Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Drums, Vocals|
Paul Clark is a musician who specializes in Christian praise and worship oriented music. He was born in Kansas City and recorded his first album in 1971, Songs from the Saviour Vol 1. Its songs became one of the first signs of the growing "Jesus Movement" of the early 70's.
He went on to record many more albums, including the well received 1977 album Hand to the Plow. In 1978 he followed up with Change in the Wind and in 1980 with Aim for the Heart. These three albums had some jazz influences and were well-produced in the context of other Christian music of the time. Aim for the Heart featured Abraham Laboriel on bass along with Harlan Rogers, Hadley Hockensmith and Bill Maxwell and was certainly jazz influenced. Those four went on to become members of Koinonia jazz band from 1982 till about 1990.
Clark is recognized as one of the founding fathers of the Jesus Movement and the contemporary Christian music industry. During his 13 year association with Word Records in the 1970's and 1980's, Clark's songwriting, record producing and performances placed him in the forefront along with artists like Phil Keaggy, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Love Song, Larry Norman, Andraé Crouch, Honeytree, Keith Green, Randy Stonehill, Barry McGuire, and many notable others.
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