An up-and-coming force steeped in old sounds
Ten years in the making, Gary Clark, Jr., is about to become an overnight sensation. With the recent release of one four-song EP, the 27-year-old guitarist, who headlines a sold-out show at T.T. the Bear’s Place on Monday, is quickly gathering a small army of friends in high places. A native of Austin, Texas, where he was nurtured by local mainstays such as Jimmie Vaughan, Clark is establishing himself as a rare bird - a performer adept with the blues but eager to roam free in classic soul, hard rock and hip-hop.