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- Gary Clark Jr. Welcomes Lukas Nelson & Marcus King And Sits-In With Jack Johnson At Byron Bay Bluesfest
Guitarist Gary Clark Jr. sat-in with Jack Johnson after a set of his own that featured guest appearances from Lukas Nelson and Marcus King on Sunday at Australia’s Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Watch guitarist Gary Clark Jr. perform a ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ for NPR Music.
Gary Clark Jr. welcomed Lukas Nelson for a blues classic popularized by B.B. King on Sunday night at the Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa.
Watch Gary Clark Jr. perform “Guitar Man” and “Pearl Cadillac” on KCRW’s ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic.’
Watch Gary Clark Jr.’s performances on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Howard Stern Show’ and listen to his appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Gary Clark Jr. and Andy Frasco and the UN.
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Latest Gary Clark Jr. Setlist
Gary Clark Jr. at Forum Theatre
- Bright Lights
- Ain't Messin 'Round
- What About Us
- I Walk Alone
- When I'm Gone
- Our Love
- Feed the Babies
- Got to Get Up
- Feelin' Like a Million
- I Got My Eyes on You (Locked & Loaded)
- Low Down Rolling Stone
- Gotta Get Into Something
- When My Train Pulls In
- This Land
- Pearl Cadillac
- The Guitar Man
- My Baby's Gone
- Don't Owe You a Thang
About Gary Clark Jr.
Acclaimed as the savior of blues, Gary Clark, Jr. has shared the stage with many legends of rock and roll. His live performances, as well as his recordings, blend rock, soul and blues, infusing fluid guitar with a guttural howl and a falsetto trill that mix together. Despite his roots, Clark comes across as someone who is forging something unique in the music world. More specifically, his 2010 self-titled EP debuts his ability to explore various genres of music, while demonstrating his independence and distinctiveness from the heavily saturated music industry.
Born and raised in Austin and rockin’ a guitar since the age of 12, Clark played small gigs throughout his teens – until he met promoter Clifford Antone, proprietor of the Austin music club, Antone’s, which was the launching pad for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan. Soon after meeting Clifford, Clark began to play with an array of musical icons, including Vaughan, who, among Vaughan and others in the Austin music community helped Clark along his musical path, facilitating his ascent in the Texas rock & roll scene. Today, Clark is one of the many black musicians in rock & roll who are resurrecting the blues for a mdern-day audience. Critics claim his music highlights how the influence of rock and roll and the blues have ubiquitously shaped virtually every medium of music over the past century, ranging from hip-hop to country music.
Rolling Stone declared Clark “Best Young Gun” in its April 2011 “Best of Rock” issue and ranked Clark’s “Bright Lights” EP at No. 40 on its list of 2011’s top 50 albums. Last November, Clark was also named SPIN magazine’s breakout artist. In early 2012, Clark sang on the bonus track cover of “I Want You Back,” by the Jackson 5, featured on Sheryl Crow ‘s new album, “100 Miles from Memphis.” In 2010, He was a featured performer at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, alongside legendary artists such as B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, John Mayer, Crow, Jeff Beck, and ZZ Top.
The soundtrack for ‘Echo In The Canyon’ features music from and inspired by the documentary film from Jakob Dylan, Neil Young, Beck, Cat Power, Jade Castrinos and more. Jakob Dylan & Jade Castrinos’ “Go Where You Wanna Go” is the soundtrack’s first single.
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg talks about how he discovered Phish and other music-related topics in a new interview.
Guitarist Dweezil Zappa will perform Frank Zappa’s ‘Hot Rats’ and more over the course of a lengthy world tour this fall.
JamBase will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a special show featuring The Camp Harry All-Stars, Big Light and Ron Artis II & The Truth at San Francisco’s The Chapel.
Young guitar prodigy Taz Niederauer was joined by P-Funk’s Eric McFadden and Dead & Co.’s Oteil Burbridge on Monday night.