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Guitarist Gary Clark Jr. shared the trippy official video for ‘This Land’ single “Got To Get Up,” an animated clip which features images of such iconic figures as Bob Marley, the Dalai Lama, John Lennon and Martin Luther King Jr.
- 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.
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Latest Gary Clark Jr. Setlist
Gary Clark Jr. at La Cigale
- Bright Lights
- Ain't Messin 'Round
- What About Us
- I Walk Alone
- Feed the Babies
- Got to Get Up
- Feelin' Like a Million
- You Saved Me
- When I'm Gone
- Our Love
- 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
- Come Together
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.
Check out the lineup for the 2019 Hangtown Music Festival, which returns to Placerville, California October 24 – 27.
Current The Marcus King Band keyboardist DeShawn “DVibes” Alexander will soon be “stepping away from the band to work on other musical endeavors.”
Listen to North Mississippi Allstars’ cover of The Staples Singers’ “What You Gonna Do?” featuring Mavis Staples from their upcoming album ‘Up And Rolling.’
Guitarist Anders Osborne tacked on a handful of dates to his 2019 Tour and will play three Bob Dylan tribute concerts with Joan Osborne & Jackie Greene.
Check out the setlist, a recap and The Skinny for Phish’s opening night of their Summer Tour 2019 two-show run in Bangor, Maine.