Kerry Patrick Clark
A Musical Norman Rockwell

January 2016

I have this year-end ritual… take the year’s worth of receipts that I have carefully collected with and from EACH purchased, entered into Quicken and then filed into folders each labelled with the corresponding tax-related heading… out into the garage for 7 year’s worth of storage.  I take the 8 year-old files it replaces back into the house to shred while my computer is backing up emails, contracts, letters and digital documents from the closing year.

At the same time, my mind is trying to remember the highlights from the year past!  Remembering the lowlights seems to be easier:-(  As this year ends, I am grateful for the memories created when….

My family and I kicked off the new year with fireworks in Florida at Walt Disneyworld.

I was selected to perform a formal showcase at the biggest international gathering of folkies called, The Folk Alliance International Conference which was held in Kansas City.

I was chosen 1 of 32 Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk contestants in May.

We spent the first part of June in Williamsburg with history and family (grown kids and parents).

Celebrated 19 years of marriage to an INCREDIBLE woman who reminds me daily that love can and does win.  That was in August with a bucket-list trip to Ireland that was both magical, musical and memorical (I know… it seemed to fit the flow when my brain reached for the word… memories)!

FARM Conference (Folk Alliance Region Midwest) in Iowa City, IA in October.

Of course… there were the MANY coffee shops, listening rooms, concert venues, park concerts where we gathered for something bigger than each of us… something that moves the heart in so many different ways and is sometimes so unexplainable!  That thing… is music!

As I look back, I am grateful for all of it.  The travel.  The new and old friends and family that know my heart and love me anyway:-) A CD/Song (In A Perfect World) that continues to be among the top played Folk Radio music!

As I look forward… I am excited about upcoming concerts near (NW Ohio) and far (Tucson, AZ).  A FAMILY musical tour in July that will take us to/through 25-30 states and a Christmas CD that WILL get done this year.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kerry Patrick Clark

Winter 2015

Giving Thanks!

It's the time of year... colder... snow.. for much of the USA! We retreat... we sleep more (hopefully)... we recharge and take time to give thanks for... family, friends, health... ___________ (feel free to fill in the blank with what YOU are thankful for)... and think, dream, plan for the future!

I am grateful that I get to play music! To write and sing about this things that move or challenge my heart! I am thankful that I get to meet so many incredible people and travel this nation and (this year) tucational trip to Ireland! It was an incredible time of silence, sound, singing... and ALL that goes with that;-) Got to work on a Christmas album that WILL be out for Christmas 2016!!!

As I look forward... I am co-writing a musical... rearranging a studio (post downsize/move) and plan for a summer tour of the USA! Boston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and MANY cihis world of ours! This year saw a summer trip to the left coast... a 10 day musical, spiritual, edties in between. If you would like me... US (my family will be joining me this July) to come sing in your home town... shoot me an email! I will do my best to make that happen!

In the mean time... thank you for listening... living YOUR dreams... sharing your heart and joining me on this musical journey!

Summer 2015

If you are like me... you enjoy birthdays, the cake, the ice cream!  The friends and family who take time to celebrate and congratulate your last or next 365 day journey around the sun:-)  If you are like me... you also spend some time looking back at the year (or years) thinking, "this is NOT the life I pictured in my dreaming/younger days!"  Now for some, I suppose, this is a bad thing, for many (including me), I see the life I have chosen and/or been given and count the MANY blessings and good/wonderful surprises that my dreamings never had in their youthful gaze!  Yes, I stumble over road bump and detours on this journey, but every years has been better than the last!  I hope the same can be said about your year!

This year has taken my music and me, family, friends and fans on a coast to coast musical trip:-)  Some of the stops have included... The Folk Alliance International Convention in Kansas City, MO as a showcasing artist.  Kerrville, Texas for the INCREDIBLE Kerrville Folk Festival (one of our country's oldest and largest) as a memeber of 2015's New Folk class! Travels, concerts and performances in Los Angeles and Southern CA... Hot Springs, NC, Williamsburg, VA! Upcoming trips to Ireland! FARM & SWERFA (regional Folk Alliance conferences where lovers of music gather to share, be inspired and create community)!  What a year it has been... and shall be:-)  

You can find me this summer in large and small towns in and around my home in NW Ohio performing with my band and solo at summer concert series that bring music, musicians and communities together.  Recording, mixing and getting ready to release a Christmas CD!  I would LOVE to see you in person (or FaceBook:-)... feel free to check in with me when our digital or real lives connect!

Spring 2015

I LOVE metaphors... especially ones that my head understands and my heart can emotionally graps:-)  The Road... or... Cars... as a couple examples! A vehicle... a place for a date... an escape... a home on the road. A road...  a place I/we are headed to or from.  A line on a map!  Flowers and Spring are other wonderful metaphors:-)  So it seemed fitting to use that in the subject of this email newsletter.  

As I look out of my new studio's back sliding door, I see trees that are blooming and leaves growing and unfolding.  A river lazily creeping by and flowers!  Blooming.  WHY!?  Cause... it's Spring!  And... that's what flowers do!

I can't HELP by tie what my eyes see into what my career is experiencing:-)  A blooming!  A burst forth of life... colors:)  What are the 'colors' and blooming my career is seeing....  well...

1) The #1 charting folk artist of 2014!

2) The #1 Folk Song of 2014 (In A Perfect World- #1 for 17 weeks last year)!

3) Kerrville New Folk Finalist (900 submission... 32 chosen)

4) A June trip to Los Angeles for some Southern California shows.

5) July performances at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC!

6) An August retreat in Ireland!

7) Folk Alliance Regional Conferences in October & November!

8) Recording, mixing a Christmas CD due 2015!

SERIOUSLY... I would be MORE than happy with 2 or 3 of these listed!  I am grateful for a life of music and passion.  A purpose on this planet to bring hope, possiblility through music, story and song!  I am grateful that YOU have joined me!  Thank you!!!!

I look forward to seeing you at one of the MANY upcoming concerts (all information is at; or, hearing about what song moved your heart from my latest (heck!  ANY!!! of my) CDs!!!!  

Until then, as the Irish say... May the raod rise to meet you.  May the breeze be at your back:-)

Kerry Patrick Clark


Winter 2014

I heard somewhere, that Winter is nature’s way of giving herself time to rest, rejuvenate, rebuild and get ready for the warmth, the growth, the life that comes with Spring.  Not sure if that’s true… OR… if it works that way with humans:-)  My heart has felt like it’s been winter since my father-in-law passed in December.  The emotional ups and downs… the challenge of giving hearts and hopes and plans the time they each need to grieve, to rebuild and find new growth and life:-) Connect that path with the path of what also comes in winter… colds and flus… one can FEEL like it (sometimes) is overwhelming.  I know it is part of life (he says as he points to his head)… but it doesn’t mean that I like enjoy or want any of it (he says pointing to his heart:-)!

Why share this with you?  Because that’s what I do. I take moments that I find that challenge, capture or free my heart and try to understand using the vehicle I drive called music.  It’s the one way I have found to understand myself… my head… my heart… my thoughts… m y emotions… or at least explore them.  I also believe that, as we share our stories of loss, love, hope and fear, we connect on a deeper level.  I wish that for you this winter… a time of rest, hope, a warm cup of cocoa (tea or coffee:-) and a good book or music:-)

Fall 2013

The CD release was spectacular:-)  We welcomed friends, family and fans into our home for an Open House Concert.  Most NW Ohioans aren’t familiar with a house concert... so it was not only a wonderful way to introduce them to this crazy-cool musical format... but a handful of tunes from the new CD, In A Perfect World!  The CD is available for downloading at your favorite music site as well as here.  Click on the MUSIC link above to listen, download or order.

Summer 2013

My sister ( a screen-writer in LA) and I used to talk as we were growing up about our dreams... goals... hopes and art...!  We talked about watching our artist friends who had ‘something to fall back on’ eventually... falling BACK on that something!  ‘It is MUCH easier than art’ we used to muse.  So... we agreed to NOT give ourselves something to fall back on:-)

Now years later... I am seeing the perspective of my scientist-father (who used to talk about schooling and a ‘REAL job’:-), the perspective of an artist who MAKES a living with his craft... yet I am still in touch with the hunger of my youth of wanting and hoping my music is HEARD! 

On the brink of recording and releasing my 7th CD, I am noticing the horizon is a loud landscape and wondering how (still) to get my music heard!

Thank YOU for listening, supporting and sharing my music with your friends and family!


Spring 2012

One of the identifying marks of the human experience is our love of story.  Whether we are being captivated by a majestic adventure movie, consumed by a novel, or mesmerized by an old man telling of days gone by, we love to envision through story what most often we have not obtained in our own experience.”

My author-friend, Shawn Taylor wrote those words on the inside of my latest CD:  His Story - my story.

You can preview the songs from the new project in the ‘music’ page of my site!

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Thanks so much for joining me on this human... and... musical journey!


Fall 2010

I was driving to a home for deviant boys outside the town of, Nyandama, Russia.

Late October, early November 2007.

The morning dew had frozen on the branches of the birch and pine trees.

We came around the corner and I let out a shout.... STOP!!!

What lay in front of us was what my mind had seen as the front cover of my next CD...

On The Road To Human Being.

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Kerry Patrick Clark is an award-winning, Nationally #1 Charted folk singer-songwriter and former member of the folk group, The New Christy Minstrels who writes and sings his experiences of the roads our hearts and lives take.