Gary Clark, Jr. Quotes

Gary Clark Jr. (born February 15, 1984) is an American musician from Austin, Texas. Dubbed 'The Chosen One', Clark has shared the stage with many legends of rock and roll, including Eric Clapton, B. B. King and the Rolling Stones. He is best known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul music with elements of hip hop. Clark's musical trademarks are his distorted guitar sound, heavy use of improvisation and his silky smooth vocal style.

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Gary Clark, Jr.


When I got my first guitar, I played along with everything I heard that had guitar in it, like the Ramones, Nirvana and Sublime, as well as whatever hip-hop and R&B; stuff was on the radio.

Gary Clark, Jr.


I failed public speaking in grade school, 'cause I was so nervous and scared.

Gary Clark, Jr.


The blues is the foundation for a lot of things. Things have branched off. Its cool how music grows, but the foundation is always there. Its not going anywhere. The blues is always going to be relevant.

Gary Clark, Jr.


My mom always told me I should have a Plan B. I said that if I'm not going to play guitar I'm going to play drums. And if I'm not going to play drums, I'm going to play bass. I always just wanted to play music. I was completely obsessed.

Gary Clark, Jr.


I don't think anything can touch the expressive range of the guitar.

Gary Clark, Jr.


For a black male, the sound of the blues is pre-Civil Rights. It's oppression.

Gary Clark, Jr.


There's so much music in Austin, and it's all so different.

Gary Clark, Jr.


There's nothing like a music festival. People are ready to have a good time. I don't think anyone comes to a festival going, 'I'm gonna be a complete bummer today.'

Gary Clark, Jr.


Most of my songs start out as being very aggressive and guitar-driven.

Gary Clark, Jr.


I've been called 'musically schizophrenic,' and some people think that's a cool thing.

Gary Clark, Jr.


You're gonna know my name by the end of the night

Gary Clark, Jr.


I'm somewhat of a hoarder. I keep everything.

Gary Clark, Jr.


I am the type of artist where you can't tell me anything. I have always been that way. I am right. I don't need any input.

Gary Clark, Jr.


I don't believe in competition, ain't nobody else like me around

Gary Clark, Jr.


I never expected to be approached for an ad campaign.

Gary Clark, Jr.