The Trey Clark Band

The Trey Clark Band

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandCountryAmericana

Cut from the cloth of such great country legends as Townes Van Zandt and Robert Earl Keen, Trey Clark is a highly inspired songwriter who also puts on an incredible live performance. The Trey Clark Band was nominated for four Houston Press Awards in 2010 and released their third CD in 2011.

Biography

Born in Nashville, TN, Trey Clark moved to Houston, Texas with his family at the age of 13. Trey has lived in Texas ever since and has been playing music professionally for nearly 20 years. There are only a handful of artists that are great performers, while also possessing the ability to write original songs. Trey has the ability to draw in a crowd, deliver his music, hold the audience, make them dance, cry and laugh and eventually leave them wanting more!

Classified as “Texas Country”, Broke and Busted was very much a depart from his earlier rock years and hit the scene with airplay immediately from many of the Texas music radio stations. He quickly became one of the busiest and well-known bands in the Greater Houston area, while building a following in the surrounding cities with Austin and College Station
becoming frequent destinations for the band. Trey won the Houston Press Reader’s choice award for
“Best Overall Band” in Houston in 2002.

In 2006, Trey released his second CD, Never Drift Home. The
single, “Lost”, received regional airplay and allowed the band to venture out to new fans all over Texas,
Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Since then the band has averaged nearly 250 shows a year and has played
every type of private event, festival, dance hall, rock venue and beer joint Texas has to offer.

Trey released his third CD, Live at the Armadillo Palace in January 2011 to rave reviews. The very first release ever recorded at the famed Armadillo Palace in Houston brilliantly captures what a night at a Trey Clark show is really like. The show was recorded and released "as is" without the over-dubs and extra tracks that you will find on most live recordings.

Trey’s original music has been classified as Texas Country, Southern Rock, Americana, and Red dirt.
While the three three CDs reflect this style, the band stays busy keeping their set list extremely diverse.
On any given night, the band may cover anything from Tom Petty, Kings of Leon, Sublime, Jimmy
Hendrix, Pat Green, Johnny Cash, Jason Mraz, Keith Urban, Bob Marley and countless others. In fact,
there are few genres in which Trey and his band don’t excel.

Come and see a live performance and you will quickly find out why Trey has become a favorite of so many fans and a mainstay for venues.

Lyrics

I Only Smoke When I Drink

Written By: Trey Clark

I only leave when I’m home
I only stay when I’m gone
I only ride to get thrown
I only tread not to sink

But I can’t move when I’m bound
By the weight of this town
But I’ve got these wheels on the ground
I’m not sane but I’m sound
I only smoke when I drink

I only smoke when I drink
I only drink when it hurts
It only hurts every day
And every day it gets worse
The worst is being alone
At least alone I can think
But thinkin’s best with a smoke
But I only smoke when I drink

I can’t run when I’m tired
And I can’t sleep when I’m wired
I can’t work ‘cause I’m fired
And I can’t dream when I think

But I can’t move when I’m bound
By the weight of this town
But I’ve got these wheels on the ground
I’m not sane but I’m sound
I only smoke when I drink
I only smoke when I drink
I only drink when it hurts
It only hurts every day
And every day it gets worse
The worst is being alone
At least alone I can think
But thinkin’s best with a smoke
But I only smoke when I drink

Discography

Broke and Busted
Release Date: 1999

Never Drift Home
Release Date: 2006

Live at The Armadillo Palace
Release Date: 2011