Gary Lee Clark Jr. Throughout his career Clark has been a prolific live performer, which has been documented in two releases: Gary Clark Jr. King and the Rolling Stones. Gary Clark Jr. Born and raised in Austin, Texas , Clark played small gigs throughout his teens, until he met promoter Clifford Antone , proprietor of the Austin music club Antone's.
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In an emotional video on Instagram, Gary Clark Jr. Gary Clark Jr. The Texas guitarist, who recently detailed his experiences of growing up in the South on the title track of his record This Land , spoke for 10 minutes on his frustration over police killings and injustice within the country.
The guitarist is standing in the center of a darkened room at Arlyn Studios, an unmarked building hidden behind a housing development in South Austin. Clark counts yet another take of the song — a thunderous blues stomper marked by synth-bass and a hip-hop beat — before unleashing a flurry of wah-wah notes on his Gibson SG. Clark wrote it after a confrontation with his own neighbor near his new acre ranch outside Austin, where Clark lives with his wife, model Nicole Trunfio, and their toddlers, Zion and Gia. Who really owns this place? I worked my ass off to be able to buy a place that my people can enjoy and run around — and to have this guy question me? Clark, 34, has experienced that kind of vitriol his entire life. It took the election and the policies of Donald Trump to make Clark write about those horrors. Clark describes feeling disbelief at how those who dared to speak up about racism were treated, namely Colin Kaepernick, whose stand against police killing African-Americans left him accusing the NFL of blackballing him.