There’s more good news for Gary Clark, Jr. After touring all summer, and performing with the likes of Dave Matthews and guitar great Eric Clapton, the Texas born singer/songwriter/guitarist will release his major-label debut EP, Bright Lights, on August 9. The EP will be released on Warner Bros. Records and is a teaser for his full-length release, which fans should expect early in 2012.
“Bright Lights,” the title track from the EP, was produced by experienced producer Rob Cavallo whose produced such acts as Green Day and Dave Matthews Band. Clark produced the rest of the tracks on the EP himself. Though the EP won’t be released until August 9, “Bright Lights” and another track, “Don’t Owe You A Thang,” can be heard on his website.
Fans know Gary Clark, Jr. for his eclectic mixture of blues guitars and hip-hop beats, mixing rock, soul, blues, country, and R&B into a unique and exciting sound. You may have seen him in Middle Tennessee this summer, either at his performance at Bonnaroo or the Gibson Summer Jam, though you may not have been very close; the excitement surrounding Clark ensured a packed house during his performances. He’ll be performing with other big names soon, joining the Jon Butler Trio on August 12, and B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and J. Geils on August 27 in New York.
For music and more information on Gary Clark, Jr. and the forthcoming EP, “Bright Lights,” check out www.garyclarkjr.com.