Gary Clarke Jr & Eric Zapata

Been a “fan” of Gary Clarke Jr since I saw him at Antone’s in Austin Tx back in 2009 & 2010 and later saw him on the road to fame with a 2013 appearance on Jools. Didn’t spot he’d played Glastonbury in 2016. Interesting comment under the YouTube video crediting the rhythm guitar. First time I … Continue reading “Gary Clarke Jr & Eric Zapata”

Gary Clark Jr.

It’s normal for a young upcoming artist to go through some packaging and maturation from first being noticed paying their dues and honing their skills in earliest bar gigs seen by a few, to the global media promotion of the act and a new album. Gary Clarke Jr is no different. Good and loud and … Continue reading “Gary Clark Jr.”

Perfection in Performance

Watched this 2004 video many a time since I first discovered it a few years ago, and of course it got resurrected when Prince and then Petty passed away in 2016 1nd 2017. Thought I’d capture it here. Perfection is not just the solo itself, but the whole choreography. Despite the lights catching his red … Continue reading “Perfection in Performance”

Austin Update

After a week over in North Carolina and Maryland, I’m back in Austin for a second visit. Had the experience again of driving up from Houston on 290 – all the meadow grass and spring flowers on the median as well as either side. Beautiful. In Antones, saw Gary Clark Jr again, with Eric Zapata … Continue reading “Austin Update”

Austin at First Sight

Had a weekend free between business in Houston last week and conference in Vegas this week, so I spent Friday & Saturday on my first visit to Austin, TX. The SXSW festival was a couple of weeks ago, so I had no idea what to expect from Austin. I’d noticed Todd Snider supporting Yonder Mountain … Continue reading “Austin at First Sight”