The 90-year-old blues legend currently holds down three weekly residencies in Austin.
Clark and his band bring the heat on the PBS series.
The Austin-based one-man band channels George Jones to create a honky-tonk ballad that’s the perfect soundtrack for drowning your woes in the company of your demons.
But the real mystery is, why are we still so obsessed with this particular Mississippi Delta blues legend?
When Little Joe died last month, Houston lost a link to its rich blues history.
The Grammy Award-winner reflects on the blues musician that still inspires him today.
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The genre-hopping Austin blues guitarist promoted his long-anticipated debut album, ‘Blak and Blu,’ which hit stores this week.
The Austin guitarist is part of an all-star blues jam at the White House.
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How Gary Clark Jr. is reclaiming and reinventing the blues for the hip-hop generation.
First Presbyterian Church's plan to renovate 508 Park Ave., the building where the legendary bluesman recorded almost half of his famous discography, has music lovers and historians cheering.
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It’s a neat trick, creating something both slavishly retro and distinctly modern. Dan Auerbach manages just that with his blues-based rock duo, the Black Keys. While he stays true to the essence of the music, he’s not hesitant to scoff at tradition. In the producer’s chair for the third album…
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A seven-year-old guitarist who makes his stage debut alongside blues legend Albert King is a novelty, even after he has jammed with Buddy Guy, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and Albert Collins. But what happens when the kid grows up? He becomes a seasoned veteran—more of a contender than less experienced peers…
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Hot CDs and Hot Books
What respiratory ailment afflicted Jimmie Rodgers, prompting fans to shout “Spit ’er up and sing some more”?
Hot CDs West Texas bluesman Long John Hunter plays even more guitar than usual on Swinging From the Rafters (Alligator), and that’s a lot of guitar. Hunter represents the party-down end of the blues spectrum; he’s gotta poke fun at himself even when he’s ostensibly down-and-out, as on “I’m Broke.”…
Hot CDs The real pleasure in Toni Price’s Sol Power (Antone’s/Discovery/Sire) is trying to peg her as country, blues, or folk. Whether she’s singing something silly and simple, such as “Cats and Dogs,” or taking the sultry and sublime route, as when she covers Allen Toussaint’s “Funky,” the Austinite offers…
Hot CDs Miss Lavelle White’s It Haven’t Been Easy (Antone’s/Discovery) is essentially a primer on modern blues. Houston-bred and currently Austin-based, White is equally comfortable with a soul ballad like the title song, an up-tempo scorcher like “Can’t Take It (I Don’t Give a Damn),” the self-explanatory “Wootie Boogie,” or…