This is Gary Clark Jr. who hails from Austin Texas and is his second release since coming on the national scene with his debut breakout album Blak and Blu a few years ago. Eric Clapton said the blues are in good hands with him, its quite a compliment. This will be released 9.11 and NPR is featuring a stream of the tracks below.
The 13-track effort serves as the blues rocker’s sophomore LP following his Grammy-nominated smash, 2012’s Blak and Blu. Clark himself wrote, produced, and arranged the album, even playing the majority of the instruments himself. His sisters, Shawn and Savannah Clark, also perform on the record as backing vocalists. As Clark noted in a promo video for the record, “The underlying tone of this album is faith and hope really at the end of the day. ‘Cause that’s all we need.”
In support, Clark will embark on an extensive world tour.
The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim Tracklist:
01. The Healing
04. Our Love
06. Hold On
07. Cold Blooded
10. Can’t Sleep
13. Down To Ride