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Gary Clark Jr
Hotwire Unlimited/Warner Bros. Records
Austin TX


“You can look forward to some loud guitar, some sweet guitar Some things that I’m into.”
-- Gary Clark Jr.


“Clark has been a local treasure for years. Now, with a major-label deal and a kickass rhythm section behind him, he’s fixing to blast himself out of the barrooms and onto bigger stages. The most exciting about Clark is hat he could steer his career in any direction – or perhaps every direction. His live gigs prove he’s got more great tunes up his sleeve. Can’t wait for the album.” – Rolling Stone / 4 Stars

“Austin resident Gary Clark Jr., who may be the city’s next big music star flashed his blend of blues, soul and rock, mixing fluid, muscular guitar with rootsy bark or a falsetto croon” – The Wall Street Journal

“Warner Bros. has a virtuosic new act in Gary Clark Jr. This is blues-based rock with an eye toward a groove, and Clark effortlessly wields his guitar into and out of solos. — The Los Angeles Times

“Gary Clark, Jr. is a soul man. He's a blues man. He's a rock and roll man. Gary Clark Jr. is the real deal. — IFC News

“The 27-year old Austin guitarist Gary Clark Jr. is maybe the closest thing there is to a “Frosty”era Albert Collins in 2011, especially considering the tens of thousands he blew away at the Crossroads Guitar Festival.” – YES Weekly (Greenville, SC)

“Amazing music that will live in your heart, mind, soul forever. Gary is going to become one of the legendary players of our time.” – RockOverAmerica.Com

“The opening cut tears into the track with a ferocity not heard since Jack White picked up a guitar. ‘You gonna know my name by the end of the night’ - Make no mistake; this is an anthem announcing himself to the world.” – Examiner.Com

“Brace yourself and get ready, folks. What we have here just may be the decade’s blues guitar savior. No kidding. And bring on the long player.” – Jambands.Com

“To think that the Bright Lights EP is only a smidgen of what Gary Clark Jr can offer is incredible. The man has a world of potential – he could become the next guitar hero that the world is looking for.” – BestNewBands.Com


LIVE QUOTES:
“Austin’s own Gary Clark Jr. opened Rolling Stone’s second showcase with a potent electric-blues set at La Zona Rosa. The charismatic 27-year-old guitarist, whose instrumental skills earned him a spot at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads festival last year, tore through hot licks and eloquent solos with a three-piece backing band to help fill out his sound. He was a strong vocalist, too, breaking out a yearning Smokey Robinson-style falsetto for a love ballad called “Please Come Home.” — RollingStone.Com

“Tonight’s focus was Gary Clark Jr., who began playing guitar at the ripe young age of 12. Born and raised in Austin, TX, Gary was noticed by the legendary Clifford Antone, owner of the notable Austin blues club Antone’s.Gary soon was sitting in and learning from various musical icons, including the incomparable Jimmie Vaughan. Clark’s material was on fire tonight with songs such as the highly touted “Bright Lights,” a tune that lets the influential cat out of the bag…Clark’s penchant for groove-based compositions kept the house on their feet throughout his set. Other songs such as “Don’t Owe You A Thing” and “When My Train Pulls In” definitely left an imprint with this Stone Pony audience. I don’t think they’ll forget him when he’s back in town.” – Aquarian Weekly

“The Bonnaroo Buzz Tour kicked off its official second show at Ram's Head live featuring Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, the Futurebirds, The Black Box Revelation and comedian Julian McCullough. However, the opening act of the evening really stuck out, and brought an old school rock and roll sound with making it feel refreshing in 2011. This artist was Gary Clark, Jr. - a new artist to lookout for who may certainly be joining the ranks of other guitar virtuosos, such as Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and B.B. King. Not only a guitarist, but also a singer and songwriter, Clark brought some unique playing that melded blues, soul, rock, and a little bluegrass much in the vein of Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and T-Bone Walker. Clark's playing and energy remained at a constant high throughout his set.” -- Shockwave Magazine

“Gary Clark Jr brought his fiery chops and songwriting to the masses. He’s doing his absolute damndest to bare his soul through his fingers and with each and every passing riff. It is feasible that Bonnaroo will have the propensity to catapult him into new stratospheres of popularity.” -- AnHonestTune.Com

“Clark’s gritty, rolling solos and fuzzed-out distortion married the past and the present.” – Chicago Tribune

“Such tamed and gentle swagger from a major label signee is a rarity. Clark played his guitar effortlessly and stylishly. Clark traversed through the traditional realm of blues into his own eclectic temple of sound.” - The Onion AV Club

“We stumbled into the magic that is Gary Clark Jr., when covering the Bonnaroo buzz Tour in Louisville. Witnessing Clark was like watching a man who was dying into his music. With every vocal or note, blues and soul oozed out of him like the sweat from his brow.” -- AnHonesttune.Com

“Clark is fast warranting the buzz that constantly surrounds him. Clark, like maybe no other musician I’ve seen in recent memory, has the real ability to scoop up the blues, broken and beaten over the years by more marketable styles, and carry it to the mainstream precipice for all the world to see.” -- Soundcheck Magazine

“You can say you saw him before h hit the big time.” – Atlantic City Weekly

“Gary Clark Jr blew my head off. He plays with the intensity of a freight train with a broken heart.” – Rochester City Newspaper

“Laid back but limelight ready.” – MTV/TheHive.Com

“Impressive to a staggering degree. Gary has already been compared to come of classic rock’s greats, invoking the guitar chops of Clapton, Hendrix and, a B.B King guttural tone the next. Clark’s star is on the rise, and the young talent has many years and many full-length albums ahead of him.” – VH1 Blog

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