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GARY CLARK JR. REVEALS TITLE AND TRACK-LISTING FOR EAGERLY AWAITED DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM FOR WARNER BROS. RECORDS

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Warner Bros. Records

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GARY CLARK JR. REVEALS TITLE AND TRACK-LISTING FOR EAGERLY AWAITED DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM FOR  

WARNER BROS. RECORDS

 

BLAK AND BLU  DUE OCTOBER 22nd

 

FIRST SINGLE “AIN’T MESSIN ‘ROUND” AVAILABLE DIGITALLY  

SEPTEMBER  18th  

NOVEMBER HEADLINE DATES CONFIRMED

 

September 12, 2012 – (Burbank, CA) – Singer, songwriter, and guitarist extraordinaire  Gary Clark Jr.  has revealed the title and track-listing for his long-anticipated full-length debut album for Warner Bros. Records:  Blak and Blu, which will be released on October 22. The album was produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Mastodon, Fiona Apple), Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) and Gary Clark Jr.   Apart from Clark on guitar, vocals & trumpet,  Blak and Blu  features performances from drummer J.J. Johnson, keyboardist Zac Rae, and Elizondo on bass on many of the tracks. Please see below for the full album track-listing. The album will be available for pre-order Sept. 18. The first track off of the album,  “Ain’t Messin ‘Round”,  will be available to purchase digitally on this date also.Listen to the full track now  here.

 

In addition to 12 of Clark’s original compositions,  Blak and Blu  also features a 13th  song – a blistering cover of Little Johnny Taylor’s (popularized by Albert Collins),  “If You Love Me Like You Say / Third Stone From The Sun”  (Jimi Hendrix)  is actually a complete reworking of the song utilizing the Hendrix riff reinterpreted by Clark. The result is an extraordinary hybrid of the two ideas that breathes new fire to an old favorite.

 

Clark has been slipping songs from  Blak and Blu  into his sets while performing at all of this year’s major music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, Osheaga Festival, Sasquatch!, Lollapalooza, and the NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival. He was also the only artist invited to play both nights of Jay Z’s Made in America Festival over Labor Day weekend. Clark’s upcoming festival performances include  Bridge School Benefit  on Oct. 20 – 21 with label-mates Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Flaming Lips,  Austin City Limits  on Oct. 14, andVoodoo Fest  in New Orleans on Oct. 26.

 

To coincide with the release of his album Clark will also make several television appearances in October. Those details will be announced soon.

 

With an unpredictable and musically diverse live set that varies based on Clark’s mood and the audience vibe on any given night, the Austin native has received tremendous critical praise, with  The New York Times  opining that he “may be the next Hendrix.”  Rolling Stone  observed, “Owing as much to Kurt Cobain and the Ramones as Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker, indebted to hip-hop and psychedelia, his shape-shifting calling card EP is grounded in tradition while standing on the brink of change.” “Gary Clark Jr. cuts through a stunning blend of rock and soul. Clark can sing some sweet R&B, but at heart, he’s a blistering blues-rock guitarist who’s about to blow up big,” said  NPR.   Make no mistake about it; Gary Clark Jr is not just a “blues man.” This is a modern amalgam of rock & soul, informed by the blues and everything in-between aimed at a new generation of music fans who want it all. Dig The New Breed!

 

The track-listing for  Blak and Blu  is as follows:

 

Ain’t Messin ‘Round

When My Train Pulls In

Blak and Blu

Bright Lights

Travis County

The Life

Glitter Ain’t Gold (Jumpin’ For Nothin’)

Numb

Please Come Home

Things Are Changin’

Third Stone From The Sun/If You Love Me Like You Say

You Saved Me

Next Door Neighbor Blues

 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

 

Sep 17                                       London, ENG                                       Cargo

Sep 22                                       Hamburg, GER                                 Reeperbahn Festival

Sep 27                                       Melbourne, AUS                               The Tote

Sep 28                                       Annandale, AUS                               The Annandale Hotel

Oct 10                                       Austin, TX                                                     Stubb’s – Waller Creek Conservancy Benefit

Oct 11                                       San Antonio, TX                                 Arneson River Theater

Oct 14                                        Austin, TX                                                     Austin City Limits

Oct 20 – 21                     Mountain View, CA                             Bridge School Benefit Concert

Oct 26                                       New Orleans, LA                               Voodoo Festival

 

Nov 2-3                                   Boston, MA                                                 The Sinclair

Nov 4-5                                   New York, NY                                           Bowery Ballroom

Nov 9                                           Washington, DC                                 9:30 Club

Nov 10                                     Philadelphia, PA                                     Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA)

Nov 13-15                         Los Angeles, CA                                     Troubadour

Nov 16                                     San Francisco, CA                             The Fillmore

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