Guitarist Gary Clark Jr. out of Austin, Texas will be paying us a visit in September.

On the title track of “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. is staking his claim to a literal place on the map, settling in and declaring: “I told you there goes the neighborhood… This is mine now, legit.” It’s a song with real-life roots in how Clark and his family have traded up in turf in his native Texas and been met with some suspicious glances upon move-in. And if it sounds like he’s had some practice in defiantly ignoring expectations about where he ought to live, well, that’s something he’s been doing musically his whole life. He’s a rock-and-soul omnivore who can survey the entire landscape of American music — not just the blues with which he’s so often associated, but reggae, punk, R&B, and hip-hop, too — and say: This land was made for you and me.

I first became aware of the awesomeness of Gary Clark Jr. when he was featured in the Foo Fighters' series "Sonic Highways." In the Austin episode, he joined the Foos for 'What Did I Do?/God As My Witness', which also appeared on the Sonic Highways album.

Gary Clark Jr will play the KettleHouse Amphitheater on Sunday, September 8th. Tickets are $39.50 for general admission lawn and $49.50 for the pit. Get yours at the Top Hat or online.

LISTEN to "This Land," it's sooo good.

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