Gary Clark Jr – bringing back the blues

Posted on 25 January 2012
By Matt Barden
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Gary Clark Jr might not feature in your music vocabulary just yet but by the end of 2012 the Austin born bluesman will be as familiar as Jack White and The Black Keys.

His four track EP, Bright Lights, became the first ever to get a feature review in Rolling Stone and the 27 year old already has an appearance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival under his belt, having been hand picked by Slow Hand himself.

Mixing blues with an eclectic array of musical influences, including hip hop, rock and gospel, Gary was picked up by Warner Bros Records and is currently recording his debut LP, due in the spring.

“I’ve got eight solid ideas, but we’ve got a lot of stuff to work with. I thought I would be one of those people who can write on the road, but I realized very quickly that I’m not.” Gary told New York Entertainment.

He added: “I’m really excited to put this out. I’m taking a little time here at home to wrap my head around that process, but I’m so ready to get it done and hit the road again with a bunch of new stuff.”

Before that Gary will be playing the Coachella Festival, alongside The Black Keys, Dre and Snoop, and Radiohead.

For every Bieber and Gaga there are still credible artists out in the wasteland of modern music, and even though it sounds like he sold his soul for the ability to play the guitar, Gary is our prediction to make a huge splash in 2012.

Check out Gary’s website for more news and music.