October 20, 2011 – (Burbank, CA) – Critically heralded singer, songwriter, and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will perform at Keep A Child Alive’s 8th Annual Black Ball NY, alongside Alicia Keys (who co-founded Keep A Child Alive), Usher, Mary J. Blige, will.i.am. and Norah Jones, to honor the late George Harrison and his many philanthropic contributions to India. The event will take place on November 3rd at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The Black Ball has generated more than $14 million since 2004.
Just confirmed: Gary Clark Jr. has been added to the MyMuiscRx Benefit Event during CMJ today, Oct 20 th from 7:00 – 9:00PM at The Fader Fort is located at 443 W. 18th St., NYC 10011.
This event will be hosted by The Fader and also feature a performance by Alice Smith plus a Special Guest. Please note this is a private event. For further details go to: MyMusicRx.Org.
MyMusicRx.Org is a donation engine that connects with people’s love of music to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) by donating up to 5% of every iTunes purchase made through the MyMusicRx.org site. They are literally helping sick kids by simply buying songs as they would always do. The money raised helps fund CCA’s in-hospital programs that help improve the lives of seriously ill children and their families. This will be a very special evening of music and awareness.
Finally, in other news, Clark has just confirmed his first appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman to air on December 16th. Check local CBS listings for details.
In recent months, Clark has blazed a trail from coast to coast and created an international buzz based on the pure word-of-mouth regarding his incendiary live performances. Following critically lauded club sets in NYC, LA, various festival appearances including a blistering set at Bonnaroo this past summer and more recently in front of massive crowds in Brazil where he shared the with mutual fan and friend, Eric Clapton.
His major-label debut EP, Bright Lights, released on August 9th, gave fans a taste of what’s to come when the 27-year-old Austin, TX native releases his full-length Warner Bros. Records debut full-length album due next year. The EP garnered a rave 4 Star review in Rolling Stone Magazine and became the first EP in the magazine’s history to ever to command a full page, lead review status. The accolades didn’t stop there:
“Owing as much to Kurt Cobain and the Ramones as Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker, indebted to hip-hop and psychedelia, his shape-shifting calling card EP is grounded in tradition while standing on the brink of change.” – Rolling Stone Magazine “Buy These Now” column
“Austin resident Gary Clark Jr., who may be the city’s next big music star flashed his blend of blues, soul and rock, mixing fluid, muscular guitar with rootsy bark or a falsetto croon” – The Wall Street Journal
“Warner Bros. has a virtuosic new act in Gary Clark Jr. This is blues-based rock with an eye toward a groove, and Clark effortlessly wields his guitar into and out of solos. – The Los Angeles Times