10 Gary Clark Jr. Videos That Will Give You Goosebumps
As we get ready for 3-nights of unforgettable music with Gary Clark Jr., we’ve put together 10 videos that are sure to give you goosebumps! Tickets to 11/4 are officially SOLD OUT. Get your tickets for the first two shows before it's too late!
1. “When My Train Pulls In” - Glastonbury Festival, June 26, 2016
At almost eight minutes, “When My Train Pulls In” brings you into the headspace of adventure, ambition, and the feeling of dropping the dead weight that’s been holding you back. In many ways, we’re all waiting for our train to pull in.
2. “Bright Lights” - Crossroads Guitar Festival, June 26, 2010
In baseball, the fourth batter is known as the “clean-up hitter” and has the reputation of being the most powerful hitter. The same goes for Gary Clark Jr.’s “Bright Lights” which electrifies his 2012 debut album, Blak and Blu.
3. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” - A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, February 9, 2014
Carrying the spirit of George Harrison’s wistful guitar is no easy task. But, when Gary Clark Jr. straps on his axe, anything is possible. This cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is not only flawless musically, but Clark’s vocal talent is also beautifully exemplified.
4. “This Land” - 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, January 26, 2020
Six weeks before the world would be changed by a global pandemic, Gary Clark Jr. was joined on-stage by The Roots for one of the greatest on-screen performances ever at the 2020 Grammys. He also received three Grammy awards for Best Rock Song, Contemporary Blues Album, and Rock Performance for his 2019 album, This Land.
5. “Don't Owe You a Thang” - Crossroads Guitar Festival, June 26, 2010
This fast-paced blues anthem is more than enough to get you out of your seat and rock to the rhythm of a song that brings the origins of rock ‘n’ roll to the modern-day. It goes without saying that Gary Clark Jr. carves through this song like a turkey on Thanksgiving.
6. “Catfish Blues” - The White House, February 27, 2012
From Muddy Waters to Jimi Hendrix, “Catfish Blues” has proven to be a historic cornerstone for the blues. There is no better place than the White House to carry the long-standing tradition and history of the blues, and there is no better person to do it than Gary Clark Jr.
7. “Pearl Cadillac” - NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, April 16, 2019
In recent years, NPR’s Tiny Desk has become one of the best hosts for the world’s musical artists. Gary Clark Jr’s meticulous note-crafted solo brings out the tone that will give you the goosebumps we mentioned before.
8. “Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round” - Live on KEXP, October 6, 2013
We love when a live performance is so good that we forget what it sounded like on the album. “Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round” was the lead-off track on Clark’s debut album and it’s the horn section that first catches the listener’s attention. In this performance, Clark brilliantly substitutes his own lead guitar for the album version’s horn section making it tough to go back to after hearing this sensational live recording.
9. “Born Under a Bad Sign” - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, April 18, 2013
Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” was once called “a timeless staple of the blues.” History has proven that correct and it was John Mayer who inducted Albert King into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. In this performance, we see Gary Clark Jr and Mayer paying tribute to the late-great Albert King as they trade guitar solos on one of the greatest blues tracks ever made.
10. “Please Come Home” - Levitt Shell, October 7, 2011
We figured we’d save the best for last with Gary Clark Jr’s cathartic performance of this heart-wrenching ballad. He plays this solo perfectly, never missing a note, and in doing so, breaks his string with his soulful and gripping spirit. Don’t miss out on the chance to see one of music’s greatest guitarists play at The Cap!