Rising star Gary Clark Jr. is doing exactly what a rising star should do. He sold out the Vic Theater last night, and though he had been through Chicago as an opening act and on festival bills in the past, this Theater gig was a bit of milestone. A sell out crowd pretty much puts the exclamation point on that.. His sound pretty much grabs anybody who is vested in the blues -- I wouldn't be surprised to see him at Chicago Theater in a matter of years.
He delivered a mix of his original material and classic blues from his influences: Hendrix, Collins, King and more. The reliable Wyatt Brake was on hand to capture the setlist, a nice three song video playlist and a handful of photos.
Gary Clark Jr.
November 19th, 2013
Vic Theater - Chicago IL
Ain't Messin 'Round, Travis County, 3 O'Clock Blues (BB King), Don't Owe You a Thang, Catfish Blues (Robert Petway), Please Come Home, When My Train Pulls In, If Trouble Was Money (Albert Collins), Oh, Pretty Woman (Albert King), Things are Changing, Third Stone from the Sun (Hendrix)/If You Love Me Like You Say, Blak and Blu > Bright Lights
In the Evening - When the Sun Goes Down (Leroy Carr), You Saved Me, Numb