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Gary Clark Jr Takes Us To "Church" In His Rootsy New Video

Gary Clark Jr Takes Us To "Church" In His Soaring & Soulful New Video

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If you’re like us, you spent the weekend with Gary Clark Jr‘s deeply soulful new LP The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, a record that has the Austin-bred blues guitarist opening up into new genres and producing some of his most lovely and layered material to date. Now, Clark has shared a new music video for one of the album’s most-folksy cuts; it’s “Church,” which features Clark strumming a dreadnaught acoustic and belting out weary harmonica lines. You can practically smell the Americana in the air.

The clip was directed by legendary photographer and filmmaker Danny Clinch and features Clark’s own sisters in supporting roles. “I grew up, me and my little sisters, singing gospel music as well as everything else,” Clark told NPR, who premiered the video Monday.”I think when you are having moments to reflect on challenges in your life or weariness, my folks always taught us to look for spiritual strength. Part of this [is from] a chapter of my life, thinking about where I came from and where I want to go.”

“Music is medicine to me. I don’t go to church, but when I was trying to figure out my way as a young man, I was listening to albums,” Clark told NPR in a past interview. The 31-year-old will be on tour throughout most of the next eight months in support of Sonny Boy Slim, and we strongly suggest you catch him in the live act. Few instrumentalists can match his mastery and raw, awe-inspiring emotion. Watch the video for “Church” below and pick up his new LP in iTunes today.

Gary Clark Jr. 2015-2016 Tour Dates:

09/14 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center *
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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