Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Right now, I'm pretty excited about this Gary Clark, Jr. guy. I was turned onto him by a music exec from VH1 - in fact, she's the same person who turned me on to Charles Bradley a few months back. He is a bluesman who I feel can appeal to people outside of the blues crowd, and even outside of the mainstream rock and jam band scene, and outside of guitar players. I think he may be that type of artist, who comes along once in a generation, who can turn younger kids onto the blues.  The last guy like that was Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Bright Lights EP is available on iTunes, check him out. I have to give props to Rolling Stone, by the way, who gave him the lead review in their current issue (even though the guy from Pavement has a new solo album).  Check out the review here.


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing the title of this should be Gary Clark Jr not Robert Clark Jr

Anonymous said...

your headline!!! GARY, not robert!