- Tuesday Touch of Blues Spotlight on Gary Clark Jr.
November 5, 2019
Today's featured Tuesday Touch of Blues spotlight is on the music of Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark Jr. began playing guitar at the age of twelve
Rolling Stone declared Clark "Best Young Gun" in its April 2011, "Best of Rock" issue.
Clark swept the 31st annual Austin Music Awards for 2012–2013, collecting eight awards, he earned the following: Band of the Year, Musician of the Year, Song of the Year – "Ain't Messin Round" (from Blak and Blu), Album of the Year – Blak and Blu, Electric Guitarist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Blues/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year.
In 2014 and 2015, Clark won a Blues Music Award in the 'Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year' category
His Bright Lights EP (named for the title track, a homage to Jimmy Reed and his song of the same name), was the album that officially put him on the map landing number 40 on the Rolling Stone Magazine list of its top 50 albums of 2011
Below is the live performance of the song "Bright Lights" at the famous Crossroads Guitar Festival.