Hype surrounding an artist is one thing. That artist living up to the hype is quite another. Singer and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. certainly rises to the occasion. The 28-year-old jazz and blues singer whose music mixes country and Rock ‘N Roll plays the guitar with such precision and skill he was an easy choice for VH1′s November You Oughta Know artist. His new album, Blak and Blu, is like honey drizzled into a warm cup of tea. It soothes. Through and through it’s real feel good music.
GCJ stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live on what was supposed to be his day off. Instead he chose to have a Hurricane Sandy relief concert in Brooklyn later that evening. During his live performance on BMBL he played “Ain’t Messin ‘Round” with minimum backup. “Give it up now, don’t let me down,” he croons. This man was born to strum guitar strings. With eyes closed his fingers caress the guitar as they move up and down playing each note. Five minutes of GCJ isn’t enough, is it? No worries. There’s lots more where that came from. Stay tuned for live interview clips and live performances of our latest YOK artist.