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Bright Lights Ep Import

4.5 out of 5 stars 138 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 20, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B007EQHVUU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,422,268 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: MP3 Music
The Bright Lights EP is exceptional. The opening track alone is worth the price of the entire EP, with an old school blues mentality brought through a modern filter. It is unmistakably electric, and as low down and gritty as one can get. The second song, Don't Owe You A Thang, has a driving beat and hyper-distorted guitar. The song's production is gritty and sounds like a 1950s chess record, but with added clarity. The second half of the EP is "acoustic" (though it sounds like Gary is still playing an electric guitar), the first song sounding like 1990s soul tune, with a more introverted, jazzier sound. The second song features Gary Clark's remarkable guitar playing, as he takes a blues song into different directions, going from Zeppelin to Hendrix stylistically. Buy this EP right now, especially considering the price. This artist should not be slept on any longer.
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By Jim Clark, publisher, Lee County Courier, Tupelo, MS

The Crossroads Guitar Festival is the brainchild of Eric Clapton to showcase the talents of his peers. Rarely do up and coming artists get a spot on the roster, but E.C. made an exception in 2010 when he asked Gary Clark Jr. to play. That speaks volumes.
Gary has been compared to Hendrix and Stevie Ray and I'm comfortable with that. He grew up listening to a gumbo of John Lee Hooker, Curtis Mayfield and Snoop Dog. The results are electrifying blues, tinged with rock and wrapped in a soulful groove.
The 27-year-old native of Austin, Texas is the first prodigy I've heard worth mentioning since Kenny Wayne Sheperd.
Warner has thankfully released a four-song EP to give us a taste, with a full-CD expected in early 2012.
Gary plays the field, from the electric blues explosion of "Bright Lights" to an updated acoustic blues masterpiece "When My Train Pulls In" in the vein of classic Robert Johnson.
He's been playing guitar since age seven and was mentored by some world class players including Jimmie Vaughan. He has won the Austin Music Award for Best Blues and Electric Guitarist on three separate occasions.
This is the artist to watch for 2012.
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You do not need to read words about Gary Clark, Jr.'s music. You need to hear it. This EP he released on his own is now available worldwide, and it's about time. For those who have been waiting for a young musician to take blues into the new world, creating their own style and feeling, this is the one. Do not wait. And get ready for a very long career to unfold before your very ears. Certified and guaranteed.
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First of all, I love Gary Clark Jr. I think he's a tremendous talent, and has a very bright future in front of him. Unfortunately, "Bright Lights" contains no new material. These tracks and more have already been released as "Gary Clark Jr.". Buy that one instead. It's worth it for the extra tracks (a total of 8). These are all good songs, but there's only 4 of them, and they aren't new. The previous release has twice as much music on it. It seems like it's about time to release a full album's worth of new music from Gary.
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Oh boy, how I still love material music. I mean, it's just something else to hold a CD case (or even an LP) in your hand. Manuseate the case, sleeve, read the credits, etc. So much better than mp3s. With such great music as this, the pleasure is even bigger. Great music, real blues, with a contemporary touch. The two electric songs are rare examples of the evolution of the blues, maintaning it's roots. The two acoustic is just something you'd love to listen to at home, with friends or loved one, but also in a nice blues bar-jazz café.
The only downside to it (I'm being ironic in a way, I knew that, of course) is there are only 4 songs. Could listen to him playing and singing for an hour, no problem!
By the way, it is 20and so minutes long. Fair enough. Listened to it twice in a row as it arrived.
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I was lucky enough to catch Gary Clark Jr. at a small venue in Austin after he played Austin City Limits. I wasn't familiar with him, but a friend recommended we go. I was completely blown away and in awe. It's the first time I've ever had the sensation I was in the same room with an undiscovered genius. Ok...he's not completely undiscovered, but if some random dude like me can pay 20 bucks and find himself standing 5 feet from the stage, I'd say he's virtually undiscovered. I was amazed within the first 30 seconds and the impression never waned, from one blistering guitar solo, to the next slow-tempo ballad. I'm not going to pretend to know a lot about music, but I listen to a lot and I think this guy is a phenom.

I see others here have mentioned Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix. Those were the two names that passed trough my mind as I watched. My girlfriend turned to me and mentioned the same two artists, so there's something to it.

I understand he's got a full album coming out next year. I'll be eagerly awaiting, and hoping to catch him live again sometime. As great ash this recorded stuff is, there's nothing like the power of the live performance I just attended. I doubt I'll have the opportunity to see him at such a small venue next time. This guy is going places.
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