In case you somehow missed the memo, the Kickstarter effort to send the Guy Clark documentary Without Getting Killed or Caught on its way to completion is well underway. The film and fundraiser are being headed up by estimable Guy Clark publicist/biographer/This One’s For Him tribute album co-producer Tamara Saviano. There’s some urgency to moving this along since Clark, who turned 73 last November, is reportedly not in the best of health.
Ten days in, the Kickstarter campaign is already 180% funded. Of course, additional funding will only make the final product better. Beyond just ensuring that the documentary can be completed in style, the campaign is also notable for the way Saviano is using it to build a real sense of community around fans’ and fellow musicians’ shared love of Guy Clark. There are – so far – 1,232 backers, with some 110 of them having contributed at the reward-free “Just $5” level as a show of support for Clark and the project. It’s all pretty wonderful to behold… and, if you can, participate in.