The future of blues rock ’n’ roll is now, and it is no better personified than in the form of Gary Clark Jr. The humble Austin, TX, guitar playing prodigy exploded onto the international scene with his groundbreaking major label debut Blak and Blu in 2012. Gary has the distinct honor of being the first artist ever with Grammy Award nominations in both the rock and R&B categories for the same album, in the same year (he won the latter; Best Traditional R&B Performance). The genre-defying album was supported by years of massive touring all over the world, including multiple festival performances, most recently Bonnaroo 2015. We were able catch some of that set, where he broke out some new material from his supremely anticipated follow up album, The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim, due to drop Sept. 11, available digitally for pre-order here.
Even more kick ass than new tunes from GCJ?! He’ll be blowing the doors off The Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 26, just a few months after warming up Bridgestone Arena for the Foo Fighters, and tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY, Aug. 7 for just $34.50-$39.50. Words can hardly express how stoked we’ll be to see him shred in the Mother Church, and we have a feeling we won’t be the only ones geeking out to hear this news. Seats will fill up fast, and we aren’t going out on a limb when we predict that this one will sell out. DO NOT miss you chance to see the future of blues rock put it down in probably the best venue in Nashville. While we’ve got your attention, click on after the jump to hear the official audio for two new singles, “The Healing” and “Grinder.”