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Published: 2012/08/28

Gary Clark Jr. to Play Both Nights of Jay Z’s Made In America Fest

Count one more feather in the cap of highly acclaimed blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr.

It’s been announced that Clark, who’s often compared to the likes of Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and other impossibly talented axmen, will play Sunday in addition to his previously slated Saturday performance at Philadelphia’s Jay-Z-curated Made In America Festival this weekend. The roster also includes the likes of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Drake and Jay-Z himself, but so far, Clark appears to be the only artist that will play both nights at the festival.

And if you managed to miss him at all his festival stops throughout the summer and can’t make it to Philly this weekend, you can still catch the Austin-based guitarist at his native Austin City Limits Festival the weekend of October 12-14.

For more information visit the Made In America Festival website.


There are 4 comments associated with this post

rick August 29, 2012, 10:35:51

Has he really been compared to Hendrix and Stevie Ray? Wow! I have heard a few songs and really them, but I do not see the comparison at ALL.
I must be missing something here.

rick August 29, 2012, 10:37:53

Ha, I am missing a ‘like’ after really in that third sentence.

KingRhinoNJ August 29, 2012, 10:40:22

Yes, Rick …. You are TOTALLY missing something here …...

rick August 29, 2012, 11:17:32

Ok, cool. What is it? Does he real play guitar anywhere near those guys. I will say he has a ton of emotion and feeling in his guitar playing which in my opinion counts for a lot, but I do not hear the same technical things I hear when I listen to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray, etc. My point here is not to say that this guy is not awesome rather to say he is he really on the same level as those two greats. I just feel like the comparison is a stretch, but I like hearing other opinions.

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