To sum up Gary Clark Jr.is more challenging every day. He’s a musical
universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more
hard to define — as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and
engagingly soulful singer.
With his debut album Blak And Blu he has just become the first artist ever
recognized by the Recording Academy with Grammy Award nominations in
both the rock and R&B categories for the same album in the same year,
winning the latter: Best Traditional R&B Performance” - “Please Come
Home”(from the album Blak And Blu). And the day after claiming those honors
he provided one of the highlights of the highlights-filled “The Night That
Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles,” with sparks flying as he
dueled with Joe Walsh on an incendiary “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Dave
Grohl behind them pounding the drums.
But that barely scratches the surface