Manuel "Old Joe" Clark

(comedy - 8/1951)

Born: 8/6/1922    Died: 2/20/1998

As a Blue Grass Boy: Although several sources - including past versions of this website - have said that Clark played banjo with Bill Monroe, in Clark's own words he was not a Blue Grass Boy, but toured with Bill as a comedian.

Before and After: Clark performed and toured for many years solo and with his son. He is especially remembered for his long association with Renfro Valley.

Links: Renfro Valley tribute to Old Joe Clark (via