Gary Clark Jr.

Bud Light Stage

Gary Clark Jr.
May 05 8:35 pm


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. 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 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. 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. After more touring, including dates opening for the Rolling Stones and the Foo FightersClark released his second major-label studio set, 2015′s The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. The album debuted at eight on the Billboard charts. That same year, Clark notched his first chart entry with a cover of the Beatles  Come Together,” which he recorded for the Justice League film soundtrack. This year's performance will mark Clark Jr.'s third at the Beale Street Music Festival. ~ Steve Leggett

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