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Gary Clark, Jr.

Texas guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. has been compared to guitar icons like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and his playing is a powerful and inspired mix of blues, contemporary soul, and hip-hop, and when he's rolling at his best, he sounds like nothing so much as a natural hybrid of both the past and the future of the blues. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Clark first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and spent his teens playing whatever gig he could get in the Austin area. He eventually met Clifford Antone, promoter and owner of Antone's, the city's premier blues club, who began featuring Clark at his venue. An amazing live performer, Clark soon became one of the brightest players on Austin's blues and rock scene. He released an independent album, 2005's Tribute, followed by a pair of self-produced albums in 2008 for Hotwire Unlimited, 110 and Worry No More. An EP, Gary Clark, Jr., also appeared from Hotwire in 2010. But Clark was far from just a one-trick pony guitar gunslinger. He could also sing, write, and arrange. He wrote the original score for the film Full Count and also appeared as an actor in John Sayles' 2007 film Honeydripper. In 2010, Clark was selected by Eric Clapton to perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, and a DVD of the show featuring Clark led to a recording deal with Warner Bros. Clark was soon in the studio working on his major-label debut. An EP called Bright Lights was released in 2011 in advance of the new album, Blak and Blu, which appeared in the fall of 2012. His next release was the impressive two-disc Live, recorded during an 18-month-long tour behind Blak and Blu, and Live better represented Clark's wild, impassioned, and often elegantly graceful live sets. After more touring, including dates opening for the Rolling Stones and the Foo Fighters, Clark released his second major-label studio set, 2015's The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. The album debuted at eight on the Billboard charts and Clark supported it with an extensive tour that was documented on the 2017 album Live North America 2016. ~ Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Gary Clark, Jr.

    Grammy Awards 2014

    Grammy Awards 2014
    2 songs

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    2 songs

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
    2 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    3 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

Albums by
Gary Clark, Jr.

Top Songs by
Gary Clark, Jr.

  1.   Song
  2.   Bright Lights
  3.   Don't Owe You a Thang
  4.   Ain't Messin 'Round
  5.   When My Train Pulls In
  6.   Things Are Changin'
  7.   Please Come Home
  8.   The Healing
  9.   Numb
  10.   Blak and Blu
  11.   Star
  12.   Next Door Neighbor Blues
  13.   Grinder
  14.   Can't Sleep
  15.   Catfish Blues
  16.   Shake
  17.   Our Love
  18.   Good Rockin' Tonight
  19.   Soul
  20.   You Saved Me
  21.   Church
  22.   Travis County
  23.   Take Me Down by Steve Jablonsky
  24.   Cold Blooded
  25.   Three O'Clock Blues
  26.   Glitter Ain't Gold (Jumpin' for Nothin')
  27.   Third Stone from the Sun/If You Love Me like You Say
  28.   If Trouble Was Money
  29.   The Life
  30.   China Doll
  31.   Honest I Do
  32.   Down to Ride
  33.   When the Sun Goes Down
  34.   Wings
  35.   Blue Light Boogie
  36.   The Monster by Steve Jablonsky
  37.   Stay
  38.   Hold On
  39.   Breakdown
  40.   Freight Train
  41.   My Baby's Gone
  42.   Fire on the Rig by Steve Jablonsky
  43.   Well From Hell by Steve Jablonsky
  44.   BYOB

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