GARY CLARK, JR.

The Bright Lights EP

2011-08-29

This is the guy that many critics believe will be the next great blues guitarist. Clark burst on to the scene last year at Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" blues festival in Chicago, and since then all eyes have been on his live concerts--which are reportedly other-worldly. This early taste of his work underscores his talent, with two scorchers--"Bright Lights" and "Don't Owe"--and two remarkably exquisite acoustic numbers--"Things Are Changin'" and "When My Train Pulls In." He's credited with using diverse influences from blues, rock and folk that he melds into a unique sound. No question, the man has it. What he will do with it is the question. I'm looking forward to a full release from him. 08/11 Michael J. B-Various

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