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  • Check out a clip of Alicia Keys singing Gary's praises and a piece of their blistering performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from her recent Black Ball benefit performance on 11/4.

  • is featuring "Bright Lights" in their Thanksgiving playlist, where they call him "an ice-cool 27-year-old from Texas, with a penchant for mirrored aviator sunglasses and wild, fuzz-laden guitar licks—it is no surprise Gary Clark, Jr. has been hailed as the next savior of the blues."

  • VH1 is now airing spots featuring Gary's "Bright Lights". Check it out now!

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  • Check out the new writeup on Gary on Myspace Music as part of their "Don't Sleep" series!

  • Gary recently sat down at SPIN's Sessions and performed "Bright Lights," "Please Come Home," and "When My Train Pulls In." Watch the performances here and check out the accompanying article!

  • Thanks to Blare Magazine for including Gary Clark Jr. in their 35 must-hear bands at CMJ 2011.

    Dubbed “South By Southwest, but in New York”, the CMJ MUSIC MARATHON has provided a stage for emerging musicians since the birth of the disposable camera. Though often overlooked, the music & film festival has highlighted a fistful of notables such as Nirvana, Feist, Green Day, The Killers, Run-DMC and The Mars Volta, giving industry reps and avid listeners a new artist to fall in love with.

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    October 18, 2011

    Making it in the music business takes more than raw talent. It requires an unbreakable spirit, sheer force of will, an inability to take "no" for an answer, a scrappy sense of self-promotion, and a propensity for impeccable timing. Oh yeah, and a bucketload of talent. Even when all these stars align, the odds of landing a record deal and playing for hordes of adoring fans are still pretty slim. But a few people find their way into the spotlight, and with an unwavering work ethic and musical genius, manage to stay there long enough to help shape the soundtrack of our daily lives.


  • SPIN's Ultimate CMJ Guide
    More than 1,200 bands will be taking the stage in New York City next week at the annual CMJ Music Marathon. You could plot your schedule based on most hashtag-worthy band name or proximity to downtown NYC's only remaining Taco Bell, but you should probably just let SPIN steer you to the right spots. Here's our official road map to the week's best sets. — David Bevan, Peter Gaston, William Goodman, and Christopher R. Weingarten

    Gary Clark Jr.

    Hometown: Austin, Texas
    Why We Like Him: In this month's issue of SPIN, contributing writer Amos Barshad cuts straight to the

  • Bright Lights makes Spin Magazine October Spin Mix! Spin states: The decade's first new muh-fukkin' bluesman roughs up the 12-bar, boasting about big-city bring-downs and slinging guitar mud onto the levee.

    Also on the list, Hanni El Khatib, Mayer Hawthorne & A.A. Bondy.

    See the entire list at

    And check out the Bright Lights video on YouTube.

  • At the 10th annual ACL Festival, the Texas chapter of the Recording Academy interviewed Gary Clark Jr, discussing his musical beginnings, biggest career moments and musical influences.

    Watch the video at

    The Recording Academy Texas Chapter played host for GRAMMYs On The Road At Austin City Limits Music Festival during the festival's 10th anniversary from Sept. 16–18 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The Chapter conducted exclusive backstage interviews with artists performing at the festival, including blues rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and singer/songwriter and fiddler Ruby Jane.