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Gary Clark Jr Biography
Gary Clark Jr is an American musician from Austin, Texas. He is famously known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul music with elements of hip hop. He was in 2011 signed with Warner Bros Records and released The Bright Lights EP and was followed by the albums Blak and Blu (2012) and The Story of Sonny Boy Slim (2015).
He’s a prolific live performer and has been documented in two releases; Gary Clark Jr. Live (2014) and Gary Clark Jr Live/North America (2017). Gary’s new album This Land is due to be released on March 1, 2019.
He was awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B performance in 2014, for the song “Please Come Home”, while the year before he had been nominated for “Ain’t Messin Round”.
Gary Clark Jr Age
Gary Clark was born on February 15, 1984, and is 35 years old as of 2018.
Gary Clark Jr Family
He (born Gary Lee Clark Jr.) was born in Austin, Texas, U.S. He is the only son of Gary Clark Sr. (born 10 March 1962, Dundee, Scotland), who was a Scottish musician, songwriter, and record producer and Sandi Clark.
Gary Clark Jr Wife
It was announced on November 5, 2014, that he was engaged to his longtime girlfriend model Nicole Trunfio. The couple exchanged rings in 2016.
Kids | Children
Gary and Nicole have no children yet.
Gary Clark Jr Instruments | Gary Clark Jr Casino
He mainly plays Epiphone Casino, both P-90 and Humbucker Gibson SG, and both Fender Stratocaster and Fender Telecaster electric guitars, as well as Epiphone Masterbilt and Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitars.
Gary uses .011-.049 D’Addario Strings EXL 115 and a Fender Vibro-King amp purchased from Zapata (who currently tours with him and plays rhythm guitar) paired with a Fender Princeton.
Gary Clark Jr Blak And Blu
Blak and Blu is his major-label debut studio album and was released on October 22, 2012. The album touches on a wide variety of traditionally black music genres, including soul (“Please Come Home”), hip-hop/R&B (“The Life”), Chuck Berry-esque rock and roll (“Travis County”), and Clark’s trademark, blues (“When My Train Pulls In”, “Numb”, “Next Door Neighbor Blues”).
The studio earned him his first two Grammy Award nominations, one for Best Rock Song (“Ain’t Messin Round”) and the other for Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Please Come Home”) which won.
Gary Clark Jr Career
Speaking of his career, Clark started playing instruments, guitar to be more precise, at the age of 12. He played small gigs in his home town where he was born and raised, Austin, Texas, until he met promoter Clifford Antone, proprietor of the Austin music club Antone’s. He then began to play with other musical icons, including Jimmie Vaughan. Vaughan and others in the Austin music community helped him along his musical path.
He sang on the 2010 bonus track cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” on Sheryl Crow’s album 100 Miles from Memphis. Rolling Stone declared him “Best Young Gun” in its April 2011, “Best of Rock” issue. He collaborated with Alicia Keys on 2 different songs in New York City.
On August 28, 2012, Alicia Keys revealed via Twitter that Clark’s new album and major-label debut called Blak and Blu would be released on October 22, 2012.
He worked with the Foo Fighters on the track “What Did I Do? / God as My Witness” on their 2014 album Sonic Highways recorded at KLRU-TV Studio 6A in Austin. He also had a guest appearance on Tech N9ne’s album The Storm. He provided the chorus for the song “No Gun Control”. On Childish Gambino’s album “Awaken, My Love!” he performs the guitar solo on the track, “The Night Me and Your Mama Met”.
He has also collaborated with ZZ Ward on “Ride” from the soundtrack to the 2017 Pixar film Cars 3. Clark’s cover version of the Beatles’ 1969 No. 1 hit “Come Together”, released in early 2017, has become his first charting single on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, peaking at #15. He was featured on Tom Morello’s album The Atlas Underground, providing vocals and guitar on the song “Where It’s At Ain’t What It Is.” On January 10, 2019, Clark announced the March 1, 2019 release of his new This Land album via Warner Bros. On the same day he also released the title song from the album supported by a Savanah Leaf directed music video for the song.
- 2012 – Gary Clark Jr. Presents Hotwire Unlimited Raw Cuts Vol. 1 – Hotwire Unlimited/Warner Bros. – released April 30, 2012 [U.K. vinyl 45rpm]
- Side A Third Stone from the Sun / If You Love Me Like You Say (Live in Charlottesville, VA) (12:32)
- Side B Bright Lights (Live in London, England) (10:55)
- 2013 – Gary Clark Jr. Presents Hotwire Unlimited Raw Cuts Vol. 2 – Warner Bros. – released April 21, 2013 [U.K. vinyl Side A – 33 rpm, Side B – 45rpm]
- Side A When My Train Pulls In (Live at The DO512 Lounge in Austin, TX) (16:22)
- Side B When My Train Pulls In (Album Version) (7:45)
Gary Clark Jr Net Worth
According to Celebrity Networth, he has a net worth of $4 million dollars.
Gary Clark Jr Quotes
- There’s so much music in Austin, and it’s all so different.
- The blues is the foundation for a lot of things. Things have branched off. It’s cool how music grows, but the foundation is always there. It’s not going anywhere. The blues is always going to be relevant.
- I’ve been called ‘musically schizophrenic,’ and some people think that’s a cool thing.
- I don’t think anything can touch the expressive range of the guitar.
- There’s nothing like a music festival. People are ready to have a good time. I don’t think anyone comes to a festival going, ‘I’m gonna be a complete bummer today.’
- I failed public speaking in grade school, ’cause I was so nervous and scared.
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