When he first walks on stage, Gary Clark, Jr. appears a little unassuming. Then he plays his guitar and transform from mild manner Texan to the future of blues music. When you attend a Gary Clark Jr. concert you’re not just in for a night of great music, you’re seeing the next great blues man. He stakes his claim as the future of blues through both his brilliant axe playing and his singing. At its zenith, a Gary Clark, Jr. tour stop can move you tears.
Obviously, if you have the opportunity to procure Gary Clark, Jr. tickets you have to seize it. Even if the blues aren’t your thing the genre will be after you see Gary Cark, Jr. in concert. Plus, the guitarist brings in elements of rock, soul, and R&B. Clark will win you over strumming through songs like “When My Train Pulls In,” “Hold on,” “Things Are Changing,” and “Our Love.”
What Are Gary Clark, Jr.’s Biggest Gigs?
Throughout his career, Gary Clark, Jr. has played on a bunch of big stages and with numerous guitar dignitaries.
Clark has played at Bonnaroo a couple of times, the Glastonbury Festival, the White House, the first U.S. gig of The Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary tour, the NBA All-Star Game halftime show, Rock in Rio, and The Beatles: The Night That Changed America.
Where Is Gary Clark, Jr. From?
Gary Clark, Jr. was born Feb. 15, 1984 in Austin, Texas. He grew up in Austin’s Oak Hill neighborhood.
Surprisingly, Clark didn’t start playing the guitar until he was 12. That’s a little old for a future virtuoso.
Clark began playing gigs around Austin when he was in his teens. That includes performing at Antone’s, the same club that helped launched the careers of brothers Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Who Is Gary Clark, Jr.’s Father?
Obviously, Gary Clark, Jr.’s father is Gary Clark, Sr. The elder Clark is a car salesman who attends as many of his son’s shows as he can. Clark, Jr.’s mother is an accountant. Gary has three sisters.
The guitarist is married to model Nicole Trunfio. They welcomed their first child, Zion, into the world in 2015.