If you have a non-traditional work schedule, like me, and Monday/Tuesday is your weekend, you’re probably always looking for cool shows and events to check out during the week. Look no further my friends, because we have you covered. Gary Clark Jr. and Warren Hood will be rolling into Nashville to melt skulls at Marathon Music Works on Tuesday, October 15th. Better still, you and a friend could go for FREE thanks to your pals at No Country for New Nashville (or, you can go ahead and snag tickets here if you’re not feeling lucky). Read on for details …
GARY CLARK JR.
Hailed by some as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix, Gary is four parts Texas roadhouse blues, two parts new soul, and a dash of hip hop for good measure. If Maxwell and Stevie Ray Vaughn had their DNA spliced, the end result would be GCJ. His current tour is in support of his major label (Warner Bros.) full-length debut, Blak and Blu, which has been gaining popularity and acclaim since last fall. Singles of note include “Bright Lights,” “Numb” and the R&B-inspired title track “Blak and Blu.” The Austin, Texas native has been keeping it weird at Austin City Limits, South By Southwest, Bonnaroo, and other music fests through relentless touring since ’08. Don’t miss your chance to check out one of the best new blues guitarists in the country when he makes a stop in Nashville, because he may be on a world tour before too long. Trust me, he’s even better live than what you’ve heard from his studio work.
The opener, also hailing from Austin, Warren Hood, is a fiddle virtuoso who attended Berklee School of Music, and even earned one of the school’s top honors, the prestigious String Achievement Award. His sound is like a more country version of Josh Rouse, or how I imagine Ryan Adams would sound if he had never left the south. Warren and his Warren Hood Band are touring in support of their self-titled album, which was released earlier this summer.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
You must be 18+ to enter, per the show’s age requirements. Winner will be announced Monday (10/14) at Noon, and will receive a pair of tickets to the show. For a bonus chance to win, RSVP to the event here, and share it on your Facebook wall. Enter below (you will be redirected to your e-mail, be sure to hit send):
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Gary Clark Jr. and Warren Hood will perform on Tuesday, 10/15 at Marathon Music Works. The show is 18+, begins at 8pm (doors at 7pm), and tickets are available to purchase for $25 or $28 at the door.