I first saw Gary Clark Jr. in Colorado as one of the opening acts at Red Rocks.
I thought he reminded me of a young Jimi Hendrix. Over the years I have seen him play in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and earlier this week in downtown Phoenix to support his newest Album, This Land.
The opening act was The Peterson Brothers, a band I had never heard of from Austin, Texas. They brought funk in spades, with some truly bad ass bass playing.
Gary was in rare form as he took the stage. His confidence and swagger were on point, the guitar playing was top notch, his voice was like butter melting over warm bread.
This Land is his most personal album, in my opinion. It speaks to racism, black culture, the struggles of the African American in todays society, etc….