If you blinked, you missed Gary Clark Jr. and his band walking onstage. Following the subtle entrance, Clark enthusiastically rocked the crowd with nothing more than his music and a stoic stage light. The bluesy grit of “Bright Lights” and “Third Stone From the Sun.” merit comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. But “Blak and Blu” and “Please Come Home” showed off Clark’s amazingly smooth vocals, while fans couldn’t seem to get enough of the seven-minute guitar solos that were included with each song performed. All comparisons aside, Gary is a beast in his own right as his “chicken-neck” guitar gestures and quiet stage demeanor made the psychedelic set feel more like a jam session than a live show. That’s a compliment, by the way. ★★★★☆
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