Here’s a little something smooth to speed up your Friday afternoon. And you can thank Grammy-winning guitarist Gary Clark Jr., who debuted his an audible feast with the highly anticipated Blak And Blu: The Mixtape.
Clark first piqued our interest with the Big K.R.I.T.-assisted “Blak And Blu (Remix).” Now the full listeners can consume the nine-track body of work, including remixes of songs from his Blak And Blu debut. Robert Glasper, Talib Kweli, Bilal and Alice Smith make up the list of collaborators.
There’s a great chance that the musician will perform select records during a recently announced summer leg of shows.
Find Gary Clark Jr.’s Blak And Blu: The Mixtape and the aforementioned show dates below. Listen up and give us your thoughts in the comments.
06/8 Austin TX @ X Games, Austin 360 Amphitheatre
06/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest Main Stage (w/ Outkast)
07/03 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/04 Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
07/05 Montreal, QC @ Montreal Jazz Festival, Place Des Arts -Wilfrid Pelletier Theatre (w/ BB King)
07/06 Quebec City @ Quebec City International Summer Festival
07/08 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall (headline)
07/09 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall (headline)
07/10 Chicago, IL @ Taste Of Chicago Festival
07/12 Atlantic City, NJ @ The Music Box, The Borgata Hotel Casino (headline)
07/13 Montauk, NY @ Surf Lodge (headline)
07/16 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater (headline)
07/18 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/19 Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Jazz Festival
07/22 Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC (headline)
07/23 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (headline)
07/25 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band)
07/26 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen (headline)
07/27 Salt Lake City, UT @Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (headline)
09/03 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ ZZ Top & Jeff beck)
09/06 Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
09/08 New York, NY @ Summerstage, Central Park Rumsey Playfield (headline)
09/19 Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Rincon – Events Center (headline)
09/20 Monterey, CA @ Monterey Jazz Festival
09/21 Guerneville, CA @ Russian River Jazz Festival
11/1 Los Angeles, CA @The Greek Theater (Co-headline w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band)