Jim Clark has ridden through every trend there is in four-part harmony and a cappella singing, from cool to not cool to super cool.
It's never really mattered to the Denver-area singer.
"It was just a part of my life," said Clark, the lead singer for the Colorado-based quartet Storm Front.
The quartet comes to the Clay Center Sunday as part of an event called Charleston Harmony that features several local groups, capped off by a concert with Storm Front.
The quartet's biggest claim to fame was winning the 2010 Barbershop Harmony Society's International Gold Medal.
Clark said winning the award actually has freed his group to relax and enjoy itself without the pressure of competing.
"The way it works in the barbershop world is once a quartet wins the international, they're officially retired. It allows others to step up," Clark explained.