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Gary Clark Jr. Performs On NPR's World Cafe

Gary Clark Jr. Shares Life Notes Behind 'The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim' + Performs On NPR's World Cafe

by zo
2 years ago

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By now, Gary Clark Jr.’s sophomore outing The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim should have had plenty of time to settle in. But even with its folky, bluesy (almost entirely self-performed) brilliance now on full-display, there’s still so much to know and love about the release. A recent trip to NPR’s World Cafe studios found the Texas bluesman delving into the many life tales that inspired the record, including a childhood household filled with soul music, a family that nurtured his love for music and performing and the many star-powered jam sessions that have influenced the method and madness, including, Eric ClaptonThe Rolling Stones and the late B.B. King. Included in the segment, is an intimate acoustic set where GCJ performs album standouts “Hold On,” “Church,” “The Healing” and this writer’s personal favorite “Our Love.” You can hear it all go down in the player below, but if you’re looking for the all-the-way-live treatment, catch your boy on the road throughout the end of this year and well in the next. Grab your copy of Gary Clark Jr.’s The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim on iTunes today.

Tour Dates:
09/16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre *
09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum *
09/24 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre *
09/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion *
09/27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Ampitheater *
09/29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena *
09/30 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena *
10/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Centennial Olympic Park *
10/05 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena *
10/07 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum *
10/09 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/17 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center *
10/31 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
02/18 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
02/19 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
02/20 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
02/21 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
02/23 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
02/24 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theater
02/26 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
02/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
03/01 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
03/04 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom
03/06 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
03/08 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
03/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
03/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
04/01 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
04/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/03 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
04/05 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
04/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
04/09 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
04/10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater
04/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater


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