Blak And Blu Gary Clark Jr.

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Label: Warner Music Group

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Blues-Rock

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  • 1Ain't Messin 'Round04:09
  • 2When My Train Pulls In07:46
  • 3Blak And Blu04:06
  • 4Bright Lights05:25
  • 5Travis County03:38
  • 6The Life05:06
  • 7Glitter Ain't Gold [Jumpin' For Nothin']04:18
  • 8Numb05:26
  • 9Please Come Home04:17
  • 10Things Are Changin'03:59
  • 11Third Stone From The Sun/If You Love Me Like You Say09:38
  • 12You Saved Me06:11
  • 13Next Door Neighbor Blues03:01
  • 14Breakdown04:11
  • 15Soul (Bouns Track)06:15
  • Total Runtime01:17:26

Info for Blak And Blu

In addition to 12 of Clark's original compositions, Blak and Blu also features a 13th song - a blistering cover of Little Johnny Taylor's (popularized by Albert Collins), 'If You Love Me Like You Say / Third Stone From The Sun' (Jimi Hendrix) is actually a complete reworking of the song utilizing the Hendrix riff reinterpreted by Clark. The result is an extraordinary hybrid of the two ideas that breathes new fire to an old favorite.

'This singer-guitarist may be the next Hendrix... churning his distorted strings into a euphoric moment of psychedelia.' (New York Times)

'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)

'Every generation has its chosen one and right now, this is Clark's time.' (Entertainment Weekly)

Note:Tracks 1,2,5,7,13,14 are in 96kHz. Tracks 3,4,6,8,9,10,11,12,15 are in 48kHz!

Gary Clark Jr.
Texas guitarist Gary Clark Jr. has been compared to guitar icons like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and his playing is a powerful and inspired mix of blues roots with contemporary soul and hip-hop, and when he’s rolling at his best, he sounds like nothing so much as a natural hybrid of both the past and the future of the blues. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Clark first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and spent his teens playing whatever gig he could get in the Austin area, eventually meeting Clifford Antone, promoter and owner of Antone’s, the city’s premier blues club, who began featuring Clark at his venue. An amazing live performer, Clark soon became one of the brightest players on Austin’s blues and rock scene. He released an independent album, 2005’s Tribute, followed by a pair of self-produced albums in 2008 for Hotwire Unlimited, 110 and Worry No More. An EP, Gary Clark Jr., also appeared from Hotwire in 2010. But Clark was far from just a one-trick pony guitar gunslinger. He could also sing, write, and arrange. He wrote the original score for the film Full Count and also appeared as an actor in John Sayles' 2007 film Honeydripper. In 2010, Clark was selected by Eric Clapton to perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, and a DVD of the show featuring Clark led to a recording deal with Warner Bros. Clark was soon in the studio working on his major-label debut. An EP called Bright Lights was released in 2011 in advance of the new album, Blak and Blu, which appeared in the fall of 2012.

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