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Somehow I had to travel to Austin to finally catch Gary Clark Jr and his trusty axe do work. It may have been during the same set of Cody ChesnuTT but the man still was mean on the guitar. His latest project, Blak And Blu gets trimmed into a mixtape courtesy of D-Nice and features a few hip-hop/R&B hybrids such as Big K.R.I.T., Bilal, Talib Kweli, Robert Glasper & Alice Smith lending a bit of a hand. Stream the mixtape below via DatPiff.

Clark will be hitting the road on a festival run later this year, see the list of dates below.

Gary Clark Jr Summer Tour Dates

05/16 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
06/8 Austin TX @ X Games, Austin 360 Amphitheatre
06/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest Main Stage (w/ Outkast)
07/03 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/04 Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
07/05 Montreal, QC @ Montreal Jazz Festival, Place Des Arts -Wilfrid Pelletier Theatre (w/ BB King)
07/06 Quebec City @ Quebec City International Summer Festival
07/08 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall (headline)
07/09 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall (headline)
07/10 Chicago, IL @ Taste Of Chicago Festival
07/12 Atlantic City, NJ @ The Music Box, The Borgata Hotel Casino (headline)
07/13 Montauk, NY @ Surf Lodge (headline)
07/16 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater (headline)
07/18 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/19 Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Jazz Festival
07/22 Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC (headline)
07/23 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (headline)
07/25 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band)
07/26 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen (headline)
07/27 Salt Lake City, UT @Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (headline)
09/03 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ ZZ Top & Jeff beck)
09/06 Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
09/08 New York, NY @ Summerstage, Central Park Rumsey Playfield (headline)
09/19 Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Rincon – Events Center (headline)
09/20 Monterey, CA @ Monterey Jazz Festival
09/21 Guerneville, CA @ Russian River Jazz Festival
11/1 Los Angeles, CA @The Greek Theater (Co-headline w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band)