To sum up Gary Clark Jr. is more challenging every day. He’s a
musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable
rate, ever more hard to define — as a mind-blowing guitarist, a
dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer.
That, in turn, has been inspirational to others — including some who inspired him. Just ask Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Jimmy Page, Alicia Keys, the Roots, Buddy guy, Dave Matthews, Roger Waters, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Beck, among the many who hailed his arrival as a major talent and cherished chances to perform with him.
Rolling Stone dubbed Clark “The King of the Summer Festivals” as he captivated audiences from Coachella to Glastonbury, Lollapalooza to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, from Metallica’s Orion Festival to Jay-Z’s Made in America, and of course his hometown Austin City Limits Festival, where he his band set a daytime attendance record. Let’s go ahead and add ONE Musicfest to the list. We can’t wait to hear you shred!!