Bright Lights Ep Import
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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.
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.
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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At only 21 and a half minutes this is a short but very sweet disc.
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Love this now I am buying and looking into his career. He is very talented.Published 2 months ago by Gene Dove
I feel like I need to own every album Gary Clark Jr. releases. He is just an extraordinary musician, I'm never disappointed with his CDs.Published 4 months ago by Melissa