Album Review: Gary Clark Jr. – ‘The Story of Sonny Boy Slim’

Sounding like hidden numbers from the Django soundtrack, Texas’ Gary Clark Jr.’s brand of blues takes the genre’s essence and somehow dribbles it into nigh on every musical style since. ‘The Healing’s opening acapella Blues vocals segue into a Hip-Hop beat, ‘Grinder’ puts front and centre the wah-wah guitar prowess which kick-started both his career and the Hendrix comparisons, while ‘Star’ brims with boot-cut funk, yet it’s all still the Blues. “This music sets me free” Clark croons; such musical freedom could be too much but with talent like his, it’s just delicious.

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