Gary Clark Jr. worked up a sweat while visiting NPR headquarters for his Tiny Desk concert debut.
Instead of spreading his 15-minute episode out with hits from his each of his three studio albums, the Grammy-winning artist honed in on less politically-charged records from his 2019 release, This Land.
Clark and his four-man band dived into astounding renditions of “What About Us,” “When I’m Gone,” and “Pearl Cadillac.” It was amazing to watch how the fired up guitarist contained his large-scale performance alter-ego in the limited space.
Earlier this month, we had an opportunity to cover Clark’s This Land show in Charlotte, N.C. where he put it all on the line for the craft beer-drinking crowd.
Even though Clark has wrapped his official tour, he is still playing major shows. He is set to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Beale Street Music Festival in May, the Cultura Inquieta Festival in June, Lollapalooza and Afropunk Brooklyn in August, among others. Tickets are available on his official website.
Watch Clark’s Tiny Desk concert below.