Saturday, March 1, 2014

Gary Clark Jr. Videos Posted!


Gary Clark Jr. played at Higher Ground in Burlington Vermont Thursday night February 27, 2014. Clark is on Tour opening for Kings of Leon but took a break between these shows to headline a SOLD OUT performance in Vermont.

Clark has been very busy over the last few months...
On January 26th, 2014, Clark won the Grammy award for Best Traditional R&B performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards Ceremony for his song "Please Come Home."

On February 9, 2014, Clark performed The Beatles song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", along with Dave Grohl and Joe Walsh for The Beatles: the Night that Changed America.

On February 16, 2014 Clark performed in during the NBA Allstar Game Halftime with Trombone Shorty, Earth Wind and Fire, Doctor John, and Janelle Monae.

Gary Clark, Jr. was born February 15, 1984. He is an American Grammy-winning guitarist and actor based in Austin, Texas. Described as being the future of Texas blues, Clark's resume has included sharing the stage with various legends of rock and roll. He has stated that he is "influenced by blues, jazz, soul and country, as well as hip hop". Clark's musical trademarks are his extremely fuzzy guitar sound and smooth vocal style.

He began playing guitar at the age of twelve and small gigs throughout his teens, until he met promoter Clifford Antone, proprietor of the Austin music club Antone's. Antone's was the launch pad from which Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan redefined rock at the time. Soon after meeting Clifford, Clark began to play with an array of musical icons, including Jimmie Vaughan. Vaughan and others in the Austin music community helped Clark along his musical path, facilitating his ascent in the Texas rock & roll scene.Clark's music demonstrates how the blues have shaped virtually every medium of music over the past century, from hip-hop to country.

Rolling Stone declared Clark "Best Young Gun" in its April 2011, "Best of Rock" issue.

Gary Clark sang on the bonus track cover of "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 on Sheryl Crow's album 100 Miles from Memphis.

More recently, Clark recorded with Alicia Keys on two different songs in New York, NY.

On August 28, 2012, Alicia Keys revealed via Twitter that Clark's new album and major-label debut called Blak and Blu would be released on October 22, 2012. Later that day, the news appeared on Clark's official website.

If Gary Clark Jr. has a show coming up in your area and you REALLY love the blues...get yourself and ticket!! You WILL BE AMAZED!!