Epiphone's Gary Clark Jr. closed the New Orleans Jazz Fest Friday evening on the Gentilly Stage with a throwdown performance that ignited the packed crowd. The Time-Picayune's
review of Clark's set was very similar to our own after we saw Clark blow the doors down at Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan a few weeks ago:
"There was something that felt almost meditative about his stillness, as the guitar channeled and sent out whatever was in there: jungle sounds, record scratches and a heavy assault of grinding riffs that swirled around the stage like a slow tornado. After seeing Clark in the kind of atmosphere that launched his rising star - the outdoor stage - it seemed clearer that he delivers a lot of the kind of electricity you can't catch in a bottle (or on a record.)"
Keep your eyes on Epiphone.com
for more on Gary's summer festival schedule.