Gary Clark Jr. will be bringing his modern interpretation of the blues to New York’s Central Park this fall. Specifically on September 8 at the Rumsey Playfield as part of the park’s famed SummerStage program. The show comes after Clark’s grueling summer tour, which just wrapped up; Clark is taking most of this month off. But don’t worry about him being rusty, New Yorkers! Clark will give his masterful guitar-playing a warm-up at the Lockn Festival in Virginia on September 4. And if any West Coast fans are feeling jealous, calm down. Because after playing the Big Apple, Clark will fly to California to play Harrah’s Rincon in Valley Center on September 19. Oh, AND he’ll be back in on the left coast to headline at the Greek Theatre with the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Crafting a sound that mixes blues, rock, hip-hop and r&b, Gary Clark Jr. has often been called the “future of Texas Blues” (he’s from the same region as Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan) and has been earning fans from the start. Early collaborations with Sheryl Crow and Alicia Keys helped gain some mainstream recognition and his first release on a major label, 2012’s Black and Blu, reached number 6 on the US Billboard chart and number 1 on the Blues album chart.