Gary Clark Jr Tour 2021
Gary Clark Jr Tour 2021 : Gary Clark, Jr. (born February 15th 1984) is a Grammy winning guitarist and actor based in Austin, Texas. He has been hailed as the future of Texas blues.
Gary Clark Jr. started playing guitar aged twelve. He was born and raised in Austin playing humble gigs throughout his adolescence, before meeting promoter, Clifford Antone, who is the proprietor of the Austin music club Antone’s. Antone has in the past given a platform to Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimmy Vaughan. Clark’s career began to snowball and started to ascend in the Texas rock & roll scene. He has experimented with various styles over the course of his career from hip-hop to country. He developed his sound using trademarks such as an extremely fuzzy guitar sound alongside his smooth vocal style.
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It was Clark’s third studio album “Blak and Blu” released through Warner Bros on October 22nd 2012, that catapulted him to a new level of success, reaching number 6 in the US, The Netherlands and New Zealand. It also charted in Australia, France, German and the UK.
It was in April 2011 that Rolling Stone declared Clark, “Best Young Gun” in its “Best of Rock” issue. His song, “Bright Lights” can be heard in the video game Max Payne 3, in the premiere episode of House of Lies and the movie Think Like a Man. His song “Don’t Owe You a Thang” made it into Need for Speed: The Run.
He has played at numerous festivals such as Coachella, JazzFest, Hard Rock Calling, Lollapalooza and more. He won eight awards at the 31st annual Austin Music Awards for 2012-2013, for Band of the Year, Musician of the Year, Song of the Year – “Ain’t Messin Round”, Album of the Year, Electric Guitarist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Blues/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. On January 26th 2014, Clark won the Grammy Award for Best traditional R&B performance, for his song “Please Come Home”