Acclaimed guitarist, singer, songwriter Gary Clark Jr. – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Tour comes to the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater Friday, February 19th, 2016 / 8:30PM. Tickets are on sale Friday, August 7th / 10AM.
Gary Clark Jr.is a musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate that is ever more hard to define — as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer. With his debut album Blak And Blu he became the first artist ever recognized by the Recording Academy with Grammy Award nominations in both the rock and R&B categories for the same album in the same year, winning the latter: Best Traditional R&B Performance – “Please Come Home”. And the day after claiming those honors he provided one of the highlights of “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles,” with sparks flying as he dueled with Joe Walshon an incendiary “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” But that barely scratches the surface. The album’s a rocket ride from the Mississippi Delta of a century ago to multiple points still out beyond the horizon. Rock and R&B sure, but blues, soul, pop, psychedelia, punk and hip-hop are also in Clark’sexpansive musical embrace and insatiable hunger for inspiration, which he’s internalized into music all his own. Or ask President Barak Obama himself, who seeing Clark command the stage of the PBS White House concert honoring the blues declared of the young man, “He’s the future.” Guitar Player magazine made him the first emerging artist to grace its cover in more than 15 years. Rolling Stone proclaimed him no less than “The Chosen One.” It’s a lot to live up to, but through it all his musical ambition and reach continue to grow. New songs he’s previewed to delighted audiences show him exploring ever further combinations of sounds and styles, all with his distinct stamp. A man of few words, he’s quietly grateful that the music he makes his way has connected with so many. “To think a weird idea I noodled on at the house has gone to something 40,000 people might hear at a festival is an indescribable feeling,” he told Esquire recently. “As cool as I might try to be, I think, ‘Oh my God, this is real!’”
General Admission tickets for Gary Clark Jr. – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Tour Friday, February 19th, 2016 / 8:30PM are $36.50 in advance and $38.00 day of show. A limited number of Reserved Seat tickets are also available for $48.50. They go on sale Friday, August 7th / 10AM atLiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and at the Fillmore Box Office during normal business hours (Mon. – Fri., 11AM – 6PM and during show days).
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