Austin native Gary Clark Jr. was 12-years-old when he got his first guitar. Since then, the now 28-year-old has become well-known for his seemingly innate ability to mix an eclectic combination of genres, including blues, jazz, rock, funk, and soul.
Clark has garnered a devout fan following during his years in the music scene, with many people even dubbing him “the savior of blues.” Clark has also attracted the support of many fellow musicians, including Damian Marley, Citizen Cope, Sheryl Crow, and Eric Clapton, who chose Clark as the only newcomer to perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2010.
Blak and Blue, Clark’s first full-length album, comes out on Warner Bros. on October 23rd. The album will be Clark’s first release with new material since The Bright Lights EP, a two song, four track EP that Rolling Stone deemed “richer than most full-length records.”
Coinciding with Clark’s forthcoming release is the Blak and Blue tour, which will be stopping in Washington, DC on Friday, November 9th. Tickets for Clark’s show at the 9:30 Club went on sale today, but we have a pair that we want to give to one TVD reader.
Want to see Clark when he comes through town? For your chance to win, comment below and tell us your favorite EP.
I’m going to go with the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour.
A winner will be chosen at noon on Monday, September 24th.