Gary Clark Jr.....still the future of the blues?

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  1. 2HBStrat

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    Kind of a different type of song for him, but I like his guitar tone on his solo....
     
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    Big fan of any artist that has something to say and says it. Wouldn't be much of a fan of him chasing tired worn out blues licks.
     
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    Oh, thanks for the video. I nodded off just when it started, and woke up right at the last chord. Perfectly timed!

    Past, present, future... doesn't matter. It's all in there.
     
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    His songs have always run the gamut between heavy blues, hip hop and even doo wop kinda stuff. He's not just a "blues artist". Can't wait for the new album, personally.
     
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    The actual video is even better. It's a lot more poignant without the restrictions of network TV. Made me want one of those SGs too. I think this is great though. And to address the OP's question, absolutely, this has made me think "future of blues" more than anything else I've heard from him.

     
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    I LOVE this new song. So raw.
     
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    I am definitely into it when an artist has something to say, something from their experience they want to share. Good on him.
     
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    Good stuff. That gave me cold chills.
     
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    He's the future of good music, regardless of genre I think.
     
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    Yeah, he's not even really a blues player at all, is he, at least not in the traditional sense....
     
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    Powerful song, powerful video. Much respect to Gary for keeping it real.
     
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    Maybe he has something to say. Have yet to understand him if he does.
     
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    It might not be the kind of blues you expect at a Joe B concert, but one could argue that this is the new blues. After all, it's a simple melody with heartfelt lyrics about struggle.
     
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    He's a musician singing from the same place that the original blues musicians were. He's creating not recreating. Joe B and the like with the suits and sunglasses are the musical equivalent to civil war reenactments.
     
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    I watched it last night on Colbert. I was glad I stayed up.
     
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    Yup, well put.
     
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    *******, this is so f'ing good.
     
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    Joe B is a carpetbagger?
     

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