Austin's own rising star, rock 'n' soul phenomenon Gary Clark Jr. makes his highly-anticipated return to Austin City Limits (ACL) tonight. The live-stream will webcast the taping in its entirety and the broadcast episode will air tonight, February 16th, 2013 on PBS stations as part of ACL's Season 38.
Gary Clark Jr. has been tearing up Austin stages since he was a teenager, and the twenty-eight year old singer-guitarist recently made a name for himself across the globe with the release of his critically acclaimed major-label debut Blak and Blu. Entertainment Weeklyraves, "Every generation has its chosen one and right now, this is Clark's time." Austin American Statesman says, "The kid used to be a local secret. Then the rest of the world caught on." The New York Times hails Clark as "a guitarist of deep magnetism and tremendous feel," while Billboard calls him a "game-changer" and Spin agrees, "There truly is nobody else like him around." Known for his blistering live performances, Clark has been on a sold-out U.S. tour flaunting his six-string chops and thrilling audiences with his bold mix of blues, rock, soul and funk.
Clark made his auspicious ACL debut back in Season 33 as part of the Tribute to Bluesman Jimmy Reed, with Jimmie Vaughan and Omar Dykes, impressing his fellow musicians and ACL's viewers. On November 30th, he took to the Austin City Limits stage to show what he can do with his own music.
Austin City Limits (ACL) is a television series on PBS that records and broadcasts original musical performances from exciting new talent and legendary artists of all genres.
Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts. In 2012, ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement. The historic KLRU Studio 6A, home to 36 years of ACL concerts, has been designated an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin.