Gary Clark Jr. @ Headliners Music Hall

Thursday, June 21

Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088
$15; 9 p.m.

Every couple years, a new guy with a guitar is heralded as the “savior of the blues.” Last year, Gary Clark Jr. became the latest messiah de bleu. He’s from Austin! He’s played with Stevie Ray’s brother Jimmie! Clifford Antone mentors him! He sat in with Clapton! Questlove! He did that White House blues thing with Jagger! This week, we get a chance to see the savior in person and judge whether we are to become disciples. His EP does show promise, featuring two studio cuts alongside two live acoustic cuts, while some of his earlier indie work shows a very young Clark still working out the bugs. Expectations are high for his full-length Warners debut, from both his label to the blues cognoscenti. Get to the gig early to touch the hem of his garment. —Damien McPherson

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