Guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will soon release a live album Live North America 2016.
The LP is coming out on March 17 via Warner Bros. Records and was culled from live performances Clark held during his 2016 North American Tour.
Featuring 12 completely live tracks with no overdubs, the live set features all new and unreleased live recordings from Clark’s tour in support of his 2015 studio album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Live cuts from that record featured in the upcoming release include “The Healing,” “Grinder,” “Our Love,” and “Cold-Blooded” as well as “Shake” which features guest vocalist Leon Bridges and saxophonist Jeff Dazey. Clark’s previously unreleased covers of Jimmy Reed’s “Honest I Do” and Elmore James’ “My Baby’s Gone” are also part of Live North America 2016.
Here’s the official video for “The Healing”:
Gary Clark Jr. – Live / North America 2016
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: 17 March 2017
Live North America 2016 Tracklist
When My Train Pulls In
Down To Ride
You Saved Me
Shake (feat. Leon Bridges & Jeff Dazey)
Church I Am
Honest I Do
My Baby’s Gone
GARY CLARK JR. TO RELEASE ‘LIVE/NORTH AMERICA 2016’ – THE NEW LIVE ALBUM AVAILABLE MARCH 17TH
Gary Clark Jr. will release a new live album on March 17th via Warner Bros. Records. Live North America 2016, his second live album, is available for pre-order beginning today via all digital retail stores. Back when music was only available on a vinyl album, the pure excitement captured on a live album was considered the ultimate document coveted by hardcore music fans. Clark continues this tradition by bringing the live album to a younger generation of music fans. Live North America 2016 was recorded absolutely live, with no overdubs. What you hear is how it went down.
All pre-orders will include an instant download of a stunning live version of “The Healing.” Live North America 2016 will be available on CD, vinyl, and digitally.
The album includes all new and unreleased live recordings from Gary Clark Jr’s 2016 tour in support of his internationally acclaimed 2015 album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. It features several songs from that album, including “The Healing,” “Grinder,” “Our Love,” “Cold-Blooded,” and “Shake,” featuring Leon Bridges and his saxophonist Jeff Dazey. The set is characterized by raw soul and funk, classic solo and blues performances, and several lengthy, tour de force guitar jams. It includes two previously unreleased covers, Jimmy Reed’s “Honest I Do” and Elmore James’ “My Baby’s Gone” as well as “You Saved Me” and “When My Train Pulls In” — fan favorites from Clark’s Warner Bros. Records critically praised debut Blak and Blu.
Clark’s incendiary performances were also beautifully captured on Gary Clark Jr. Live, which was released in September 2014 and met with tremendous critical and commercial acclaim. Both live albums chronicle Clark’s evolution on stage as his songs expand and find new life beyond the studio recordings. Much like the great blues, jazz, and soul legends of past, these recordings are lightening in a bottle — historical moments in time for an artist who is ever-morphing and one of the truly great improvisers of his generation and our time.
The release of Live North America 2016 coincides with Clark’s appearances as a special guest at Eric Clapton’s upcoming 50th anniversary shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 19th and 20th and at The Forum in Los Angeles on March 25th.
Eric Clapton says of Clark, “Gary Clark Jr is incredibly inspiring to me because he does what I’d like to do onstage without any effort at all.”