“In its pure unadulterated emotional and sonic form, sans overdubs of any kind, the honest power of Clark and his band’s musicianship sheds a discernibly different light on the polished likes of the…studio work. [T]he guitarist/vocalist depicts how forcefully he can parlay this music in practiced, natural collaboration with guitarist Eric ‘King’ Zapata, bassist Johnny Bradley and drummer Johnny Radelat. And while the cacophonous closer, “Numb,” is a carryover from the prior double live release, it still sounds so close to the artist’s heart and soul; as such, it will be sure to satiate the appetites of the most ravenous guitar hero-worshipers.”
“You know who is killing it?” asks Alicia Keys. “Gary Clark Jr.” Here’s a peek at the man who is blending rock, psychedelia, soul, blues, hip-hop and punk into one seamless sound that is blowing audiences and critics away. His new album, Blak and Blu is out now.