In 2010 Eric Calpton was sponsoring this black guy born in Austin-Texas. This year thanks to Eric Clapton, Gary Clark JR. took the stage of Crossraod Festival with greast bands like BB King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Beck, and ZZ Top. That day the black guy from Austin let everyone amazed.
Personally I do not like his album”blak & blue” (2012) (I prefer “The Bright Lights” EP & “Gary Clark Jr. 2010″ …) because on this record, Gary decides to leave behind the dirtiest blues to go into more clean sounds… I prefer the unknown guy who did what he wanted, and not the guitarist who is managed by the major.
You have to listen to his early work: “Gary Clark Jr.” 2010 and “The Bright Lights” EP 2011. Of course in live Gary Clark is a wonder on stage….
I hope that his new album will be more raw that “Blak & Blue”
Now enjoy these videos… where you will watch the real Gary Clark Jr.