Penny Lee Clark
Penny Lea Clark
Penny Clark is no stranger to the classrooms of South Plains College, as this is where her bluegrass journey began, studying under Alan Munde & Joe Carr from 2004-2007. After completing her time in Levelland, she made her way to Nashville, Tn, where she soon landed a gig on mandolin & guitar in a country band, playing the Grand Ole Opry & 48 states within 6 months. After a co-writing session with Tom T. Hall, she found herself eager to form a bluegrass band with her brother (Banjo Ben Clark) & twin sister (Katy Clark), & they played their first show as a band at the Tom T. Hall IBMA showcase stage, in 2010.
Soon afterward, she, along with her siblings, landed a publishing deal with Sony ATV Tree in Nashville, where she was able to learn & write alongside some of the best songwriters in the Nashville industry. While private lessons has always been something she’s enjoyed teaching, touring with her band, The Purple Hulls, has opened up a whole new world of teaching, particularly in group/workshop settings. She enjoys the challenges of finding the best way to communicate with students of all learning styles and musical backgrounds. With 4 self-produced albums under her belt, Penny has further developed her knack for song arranging, solo building, producing, & songwriting. Her musical journey has taken her to 48 of the 50 states and 10 different countries. She, along with her sister, have coordinated and taught bluegrass workshops in Finland, England, Canada, and Germany, just to name a few. Since moving back to Texas, Penny has maintained a full schedule delving into different styles like Texas Swing, touring for one and half years as a member of the Quebe Sisters Band on mandolin and guitar, and now serving as the lead singer and guitar/mandolin player with The Purple Hulls, basing travels out of Kilgore, Tx.