Check out the new video created for Bright Lights – taken for the Bright Lights EP now on YouTube.
Appearing on the list as the second best moment of ACL is Gary Clark Jr.
No. 2, Best Reason to Care About the Blues Again: Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark Jr. opened up his set with a little bit of virtuosic noodling, as if to inform the audience that, yeah, he's got chops. As soon as he'd established that, though, the Austin native rode a riff that didn't quit into "When My Train Pulls In," a stomping blues that owed at least as much to the Black Keys as it did to the memory of Stevie Ray Vaughn. As a guitarist, he's not afraid to solo, but it never feels like showing off.
Following an amazing run through the US and Canada, we are happy to announce Gary Clark Jr. will be performing in Brazil, England, and Holland in October. Please check the website and Facebook for additional shows.
9 Oct 2011 Rio de Janeiro – HSBC Arena
10 Oct 2011 Rio de Janeiro – HSBC Arena
12 Oct 2011 Sao Paolo, Brazil
18 Oct 2011 New York City - Highline Ballroom
26 Oct 2011 London – Bush Hall
28 Oct 2011 Amsterdam – Paradiso
September 22, 2011
If you missed Gary Clark Jr. at the 10th annual Austin City Limits Festival, our friends at KUT have shared photos from Gary’s set.
Photo by Sean C. Murphy - for more photos from ACL please visit KUT.org.
Thanks to Afropunk.com for profiling Gary Clark Jr.
No gimmicks here, just an intense raw voice singing good ole rock and roll and blues. Gary Clark Jr. is making the world take notice with his countless Live performances (including one at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival last year), and his EP 'The Bright Lights' released over the summer (stream it below). Let us know what you think! - L C-D
See the entire profile at afropunk.com
Esquire Magazine writes about Gary Clark Jr’s Fashion Night Out performance:
Okay, so we may not have exactly endorsed the teenagers-lining-up-for-free-drinks-in-the-corner that has become Fashion's Night Out, but that's not to say we don't like going out. And when it comes to Fashion Week parties, nobody does it quite like John Varvatos. There was the time Axl Rose sounded like Axl Rose again and played till what seemed like sunrise. There were the dueling ZZ Top-Alice Cooper sets last year. And on Thursday evening, there were The Roots.
September 09, 2011
Gus Griesinger with BackstageAxxess reviews Gary Clark Jr’s show at Club Infinity:
“There are a lot of up and coming artists that you may hear about as the next big thing and it turns out they hit a certain plateau only to disappear into obscurity. Rest assured, this will not be the case for new fresh face of Gary Clark Jr. On August 25, 2011, at Stephen's Talkhouse, in Amagansett, NY, legends such as Roger Waters and Paul McCartney, and others like Jon Bon Jovi and Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live creator), came to this 160 capacity club to witness this new sensation.
September 09, 2011
The Times-Picayune's music critic Keith Spera picks Gary Clark Jr., Trombone Shorty and the Carolina Chocolate Drops as the three music acts you should consider as this week's 'Three to See.'
Watch the video at Nola.com.
Gary Clark Jr performs at the Parish Room in the House of Blues on Sunday the 11th.
Tickets available at HouseofBlues.com.
Win a pair of three day passes to Austin City Limits Festival, an autographed Epiphone acoustic guitar and meet and greet with Gary Clark Jr. Runners up receive a signed copy of The Bright Lights EP.
Full contest details available here. Contest ends Sunday 11th.
Gary Clark Jr. performs Friday at 6:30pm on the Austin City Limits BMI stage.
Gary is one of only a handful of 2011 performer’s who performed at the very first ACL back in 2002!
All tour dates can be found at GaryClarkJr.com
Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Stephen Talkhouse show.
25, August 2011 Stephen's Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY
We hear Jon bon Jovi, Angelica Huston, Julian Schnabel, & Roger Waters were also in the house.
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