Gary Clark, JrGary Clark, Jr. performed several showcases at SXSW last week and Billboard gave Clark a rave review for his show at the Warner stage. On a day of highlights, "chief among those was Gary Clark, Jr., an Austin hometown favorite with a nimble and flashy guitar playing style...a gritty crank through is signature "Bright Lights, Big City" ended the evening on a high note - and Clark cut a particularly dashing figure with his black leather jacket and dark fedora."

"I kind of feed off of the energy of the people," Clark told Reuters. "It's like, oh yeah, we're all in this together, we're all just kind of going through this crazy life together, and for a few minutes, we can come together, and just let it go and have a good time."

There's no official announcement on when Clark's debut major label release is coming out but you can be sure it won't be too long from now. Clark madness is reaching a fever pitch. Let's hope some of Clark's performance at the White House gets a special vinyl release for Record Store Day next month. Here's Gary live at Waterloo Records in Austin during SXSW.