Gary Clark Jr.

Hailed as "the future of Texas Blues", Gary Clark Jr.'s guitar playing and soulful vocals have earned high praise from the likes of B.B. King, Keith Richards and John Mayer. Picking up the guitar as a 12-year-old, he started out jamming at open mic nights in his teens before cutting his teeth at the legendary Antone's blues club in Austin, from which Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan rose to fame. Early albums '110' (2004) and 'Worry No More' (2008) made him a star within his home state's music scene, but his role as a travelling musician in 1950s Alabama in the acclaimed movie 'Honeydripper' brought him to wider attention. His reputation grew again when he was selected by Eric Clapton to play at the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago and a storming performance of his breakthrough track 'Bright Lights' led to a performance at the White House alongside Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Buddy. He later supported and appeared with The Rolling Stones as well as collaborating with Sheryl Crow, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder, while album 'Blak and Blu' (2012) reached number six in the US charts and was named by 'Rolling Stone' magazine as one of the top 50 records of the year. He released 'The Story of Sonny Boy Slim' in 2015 followed by 'This Land' in 2019. In between solo releases he also collaborated with Tech N9ne, Childish Gambino, ZZ Ward and Tom Morello.

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