Gary Clark Jr. Brings His Sizzling Guitar Play to Stage AE (Wed., 11/10/21)

Blues/rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. started appearing on the national radar when he played the Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2011 and 2012. Also in 2012, he performed as part of a musical tribute at the White House called “Red, White, and Blues.” For that concert, he performed solo and with the legendary musical performers B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, and Buddy Guy. PBS televised the concert. Clark Jr. rose out of Austin, Texas, playing at the same club—Antone’s— that launched brothers Stevie Ray and Jimmy Vaughan years earlier. Clark Jr.’s incendiary runs on his Epiphone, Gibson, or Stratocaster guitars can be heard on songs like “When My Train Pulls In” and “Bright Lights.” His latest studio album is 2019’s, This Land. Clark Jr. has also landed some TV and film roles. His songs can be heard in several soundtracks as well. Special guest is Blackillac. Doors open 7 p.m.  Stage AE, 400 North Shore Dr.,, North Shore. (R.H.)

Gary Clark, Jr. performing at the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago in 2013. photo: Alize Tran, Wikipedia.

Gary Clark, Jr. performing at the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago in 2013. (photo: Alize Tran, Wikipedia.)