Be sure to pick up a copy of Gary Clark Jr's Live/North America 2016 album. Clark is on tour this week in Wilmington and Asheville, North Carolina,  and Atlanta, Georgia. A new studio album is rumored to be in the works.

Read our classic interview with Clark and learn all about the making of his equally classic and critically acclaimed Epiphone Ltd. Ed. "Blak and Blu" Casino.

"I pretty much knew from day one that I needed a few things for my arsenal," Clark told "The Epiphone Casino is the one that always stood out. I'd always go out and pick one of those in a store when I would go Strait music or Ray Hennigs Heart of Texas Music down here in Austin. It always stood out but I never had the money to get one.

And then finally I scrapped up some change and got one and the Casino changed my life. I knew that was what I needed to have. I had my eyes on it before I even really got familiar with it. And it just kind of stuck. I'm good with that. It's cool to have a Blak & Blu guitar, do you know what I mean? To have the guitar I've always wanted and to be able to customize it--"what if it was this color?"--it's surreal to see it all happen."