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

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  1. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    He can do whatever he wants--he has the background and chops to be as traditional as he wants, when he wants to. And he had been into the more fuzzed out stuff well before these.





    I think he's one that follows his muse more than anything else. Who knows where it will take him, or take him back to.
     
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    Laughed so hard I nearly choked on my coffee :p
     
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    He dresses up and plays bluesman.
     
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    Wow! Damn! That was powerful!
     
  5. 2HBStrat

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    I was just kidding around. Joe B is a fantastic musician, both on guitar and vocally, imo....
     
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    Damn Gary. Powerful stuff. Well done.
     
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    A very condescending and judgmental comment if I've ever read one.
     
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    Personally, I think he (GCJ) transcends the idiom...and he's got the natural born right to take the blues in whatever direction he sees fit...most of us can only talk about it
     
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    I complimented to Gary Clark Jr. for being honest with his feelings and his experience. Makes sense that I'm honest about my feelings as well.
     
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    I love watching 1 of his comcerts. Then i listen to an album and I'm disappointed. The energy that was in the performance doesn't come through in the studio.
     
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    I never said he wasn't skilled.
     
  12. stevieboy

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    Funny, some people rip on Joe B for NOT properly recreating the blues. Guess he just can't win in that regard. Fortunately for him, he has built a nice career for himself doing what other people don't think he should be doing, either way.

    But this thread is about Gary Clark Jr...
     
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    Also never said he didn't properly recreate. He does a wonderful job recreating. Probably as well as anyone on the planet could. I simply said he was recreating.
     
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    That was freakin' bold! I loved it! I've always liked him ever since first reading about him in Guitar Player Magazine. I saw him open for Foo Fighters and he was fantastic.
     
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  15. stevieboy

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    My point is that there are many who don't like him because he goes into more rock territory much of the time, and doesn't stick to the blues.
     
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    Meh some of his biggest heroes were blues rock or rockers. Wouldn't make sense if he didn't go that direction.
     
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    My introduction to him, I was in Austin for work, looking for music to see. Saw him listed at the Continental Club. This was before he was known much, just starting in that regard, I had read the name but had no idea who was or what he did, for all I knew he could have been country guy or whatever. Didn't see anything else going on and I like the place so I went there.

    As it turned out, it was who he is. Still doing a pretty straight blues show, you might guess b my avatar that was fine with me. And doing it quite well for a young whippersnapper. Fan ever since, like where he's been. like where he's going.
     
  18. 2HBStrat

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    Clapton, SRV, and Hendrix didn't stick to the blues...
     
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    But you said he was just recreating the blues and pretending to be a bluesman which is what I was responding to. :dunno

    And?
     
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    I think he’s great. Yeah, he’s a blues player, but there’s a lot of depth to his songs and they go off in many different directions. I also like that his playing always seems to serve the song instead of being the focal point.
     

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