Matthew Hale Clark

Matthew Hale Clark (American, b. 1775) is a Chicago-based guitar player and artist, unknown for his work as 1/2 of the psychedelic drone duo White/Light (on Steve Shelley’s Smells Like Records).  Clark has performed on Oprah, at Le Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, and at the Big Horse Taqueria (R.I.P.); Clark has recorded under contract to Capitol Records and Astralwerks Records and/or under handshake to Honk If You’re A Moose Records (R.I.P.).  Clark’s recent music activities include a month-long sound installation and performance residency at the Museum of “Contemporary” Art Chicago, an afternoon-long performance residency playing Rolling Stones (R.I.P.) songs solo for a conference room full of tax lawyers, and a brief appearance on lap steel guitar with space punks Disappears at Lollapalooza.

Clark’s music is at the forefront, and in the background, of the one-man contemporary “Cosmic American Primitive” movement.  He is the youngest son of influential rust belt folk-blues ukulelist Weezy Newhard Clark and a brother to all.

For this performance, Clark will be playing melodic instrumental acoustic steel string guitar music and hosting a garage sale.


“(White/Light’s) guitar player is like Jimi Hendrix, if Jimi Hendrix was white and looked like he worked at Google.”  Some Person, The Internet, July 2011.

Tune in & drop out to the sonic underpinnings of Matthew Hale Clark’s White/Light!

…And don’t forget to bring $ingle$ to his garage sale.