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Gary Clark Jr.

1984 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Acoustic guitar/electric guitar

Genre: Blues

Born in Austin, Texas, Gary Clark Jr. discovered the guitar when he was just 12. As a teen, he played around in the bars of his hometown before meeting Clifford Antone, owner of Antone's, who invited him into his famous club. Gary was soon a rising figure on the Texas music scene, playing alongside artists like Jimmie Vaughan. His debut album, 110, was released in 2004. In 2011, he signed with Warner Bros and launched a 3rd studio album, Blak and Blu, the following year. Bridging soul, hip-hop, R&B, rock’n’roll and blues, the album rocketed to #6 in the Billboard 200 in the U.S. He’s shared the stage with a Who’s Who of artists including B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top. In 2014, he won the Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for Please Come Home, and won a Blues Music Award as Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year.

2014 B. B. King & Gary Clark Jr. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier - PdA

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