Gary Clark Jr., Thursday, September 26, 2013 - The Guide - Los Angeles magazine

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Gary Clark Jr.

The Wiltern
Thursday, September 26, 2013
7 p.m.

Many of us are just learning what Austinites have known for years: why the blues guitar and smooth voice of Gary Clark Jr. were legendary by the time he was 16 years old. Picking up the guitar at 12, he grew up performing alongside many Texas music heroes, then moved up to guitar kings Clapton, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, and the Stones. His critically acclaimed 2012 release, Blak and Blu, with the single “Bright Lights,” uses the blues as a foundation but deftly melds jazz, hip-hop, and soul for a sound that’s refreshingly hard to classify. He hasn’t hit 30 yet, so imagine what we have to look forward to. More information.