Do you love classic American blues-rock music? Do you love soulful deep vocals belting out lyrics that transport you to the original days of blues, soul and simple rock n’ roll? Meet Gary Clark Jr., a genius on guitar and a true master of everything rock, blues, R&B, soul and even a little pop.

Clark began playing guitar in Austin, TX at the age of 12. After playing a few shows he was quickly spotted by the legendary Clifford Antone who introduced him to several living legends including Jimmie Vaughan. Vaughan was instantly impressed by Clark’s talent and began mentoring him. Through the mentor-ship and practice on his own, Clark’s talents grew and he managed to built quite a name for himself all over Austin and nationwide. His popularity led to Clark landing a spot on the nationally televised Austin City Limits and touring with artists like Jimmie Vaughan, Pinetop Perkins, and Doyle Bramhall. Clark later went on to win the Austin Music Award for Best Blues and Electric Guitarist on three separate occasions. Clark was so loved by the Austin locals that at one point, the mayor of Austin proclaimed May 3, 2001 Gary Clark Jr. Day. Clark was only seventeen years old at the time.

In 2010 Clark was featured in the Crossroads Guitar Festival alongside several greats like B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Beck, and ZZ Top. Sheryl Crow invited Clark to sing the bonus track on her album “100 Miles from Memphis”. It was a cover of “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5.

Clark currently has three full length albums available on iTunes and is working on his fourth. Check out “Bright Lights” and “Don’t Owe You a Thang” below, which are off his latest album “Gary Carl Jr.” (2010). If you like what you here and are going to be in the NYC area this week, be sure to catch Clark live at the Brooklyn Bowl, Tuesday February 15, 2011 at 09:00 pm and Wednesday February 16, 2011 at 09:00 pm.

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