Gary Clark Jr. may only be 33 years old, but the weight of his songs resemble someone twice his age. His blues guitar skills haven’t flown under the radar either. The Austin, Texas born and raised guitar prodigy has played with the greats including B.B. King and the Rolling Stones. Over the last couple of weeks, Eric Clapton tapped Clark Jr. to open for a few rare concerts in NYC and L.A.
On last Friday’s show at the Forum, Gary Clark Jr. treated L.A. to a cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together.” The classic tune took a heavier and more forceful tone than the original. Clark Jr. followed the cover up with one of his best originals, “When My Train Pulls In.” The original blues track dates back to 2010 when Gary released an acoustic version of the song on Bright Lights EP. Gary’s guitar prowess shines on the song and his blistering solos leave the Forum in awe.
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