Gary Clark Jr. Performs New Song At Arroyo Seco Review+Photos: Gary Clark Jr. @ Arroyo Seco Weekend 6/24/18
“… Performing on the main stage as the sun slowly set in the west was the Texas guitarist Gary Clark, Jr., and his performance during the golden hour couldn’t have been more … well … golden.
A virtuoso on the axe, Gary’s skills have been compared favorably to other guitar legends. He lays the blues on thick in his playing, and he made sure to let those unfamiliar with his playing know that they weren’t just listening to another guitarist.
While he does sing as well, it’s the way he makes his instrument sings that really steals the show. As he pulled a riff with his eyes closed, lips pursed and eyes tightly clenched, you can feel all of the pain, passion or pleasure oozing out of his fingertips and onto his guitar. It was fitting that he included “Ain’t Messin ‘Round” in his set, and he clearly wasn’t. He also treated the audience with a new song (click on the image to above to go to the page with some found video of the track).
Midway through his performance he addressed the crowd with a, “Do you feel alright now?” Based on the cheers of the audience, I we were feeling pretty damn good …”