It’s new music alert this week as I’m putting the spotlight on of Blues music brightest names these days, namingly guitar wizard Gary Clark Jr. and his new record “This Land” that came out just the other day as I’m writing this.
For those of you who are living east of the Atlantic Ocean Gary Clark Jr. may not be a familiar name but it’s a different story on the west side of the pond. As this recent piece by Rolling Stone narrates in the last better part of a decade Gary has established himself as the heir apparent of Blues music by many heavy names of yore, such as Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan, and been called “the future” by former President of the United States Barack Obama, who invited him twice during his presidency to play at the White House.
The Blues man persona and “merely” stepping in the shoes of the Blues greats of yesterday is however an idea that Gary isn’t very comfortable with settling with. And “This Land” is an expression of that unconformity.