Gary Clark Jr.
“This singer-guitarist may be the next Jimi Hendrix”. You don’t hear proclamations like that every week from a paper like the New York Times. That next Hendrix is Gary Clark Jr., a black Texan who creates solid, no-frills blues rock. It’s euphoric, psychedelic and soulful. Clark Jr. was set on the right track by Jimmie Vaughan, the older brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan and a guitar god in his own right. Things happened fast. Gary got to play with Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Alicia Keys and the Stones. This red-carpet story was consolidated with his debut album, ‘Blak & Blu’. The American music magazine Rolling Stone called it one of the best albums of 2012. The song ‘Please Come Home’ won a Grammy Award. In 2020, he won three – Best Blues Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song – with ‘This Land’. Expect a likeable man with a warm voice and a wild guitar; and his new album ‘JPEG RAW’.