25 Jan 13
Rising star Gary Clark Jr. is set to support Eric Clapton on his 2013 UK dates and will be part of the lineup at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in New York City. Growing up in Austin, Texas, Gary has said he’s been influenced by blues, jazz, soul, country and hip hop. The three time winner of the Austin Music Award for Best Blues and Electric Guitarist, is currently on tour in Australia followed by dates in Europe in February and March.
Gary previously supported EC in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo in 2011 and was part of the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. Last February, EC and Gary teamed up at the Hubert Sumlin tribute concert, Howlin’ For Hubert.
Here’s a clip of them sharing the stage in Rio in October 2011:
You can catch Gary Clark Jr. at the following Eric Clapton 2013 events: