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Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. unveils Maverick Music Festival in San Antonio

Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will launch his inaugural Maverick Music Festival this spring in San Antonio amid a busy worldwide tour supporting last fall's "Blak and Blu." // Tour dates at SoundSpike Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will launch his inaugural Maverick Music Festival this spring in San Antonio amid a busy worldwide tour supporting last fall's "Blak and Blu."

Gary Clark Jr. hits the road ahead of "Blak and Blu" debut

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. is preparing for a fall major-market outing, as well as the long-awaited release of his full-length debut, "Blak and Blu." // Tour dates at SoundSpike Singer/songwriter and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. is preparing for a fall major-market outing, as well as the long-awaited release of his full-length debut, "Blak and Blu."

Gary Clark Jr. takes "Bright Lights" on the road

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will spend the spring and summer hitting every major U.S. music festival, as well as a handful of club shows as he continues riding the wave behind last year's EP, "The Bright Lights." // Tour dates at SoundSpike Singer, songwriter and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will spend the spring and summer hitting every major U.S. music festival, as well as a handful of club shows as he continues riding the wave behind last year's EP, "The Bright Lights."

Bright Eyes, Delta Spirit, more sign on for official ACL aftershows

Bright Eyes, Delta Spirit, Iron & Wine and Yim Yames are among the acts that have confirmed official aftershows for this year's nearly sold-out Austin City Limits Festival. Bright Eyes, Delta Spirit, Iron & Wine and Yim Yames are among the acts that have confirmed official aftershows for this year's nearly sold-out Austin City Limits Festival.

In Pictures: Dave Matthews Band Caravan, Chicago

The Dave Matthews Band Caravan festival touched down at Lakeside in Chicago over the weekend (7/8-10), with its namesake playing three sets over the course of the event, plus an impressive lineup of other artists. The Dave Matthews Band Caravan festival touched down at Lakeside in Chicago over the weekend (7/8-10), with its namesake playing three sets over the course of the event, plus an impressive lineup of other artists.

Q&A: Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. may or may not be the future of the blues, but for someone who got into music because of Michael Jackson, and lists Snoop Dogg, Barry White and Dr. Dre among his influences, he sure does right by its glorious past. Gary Clark Jr. may or may not be the future of the blues, but for someone who got into music because of Michael Jackson, and lists Snoop Dogg, Barry White and Dr. Dre among his influences, he sure does right by its glorious past.