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Exclusive Videos: Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes on 'Austin City Limits'

Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes will be featured on the Saturday, February 16, episode of Austin City Limits.

Today, GuitarWorld.com brings you three preview videos from the show, including an exclusive look at Clark Jr. behind the scenes at ACL.

“I've been wanting to do this for 16 years,” said Clark Jr. from the Austin City Limits stage. “It feels so good to be here right now.”

The 28-year-old Austin-based guitarist made his full-length major-label debut with 2012's Blak and Blue and has been featured in the pages of Guitar World. He kicked off 2013 with a performance for President and Mrs. Obama at The White House.

Newcomers Alabama Shakes combine the old and the new to create gritty, joyous and soulfully raw music. Muscle Shoals-inspired and hailing from Athens, Alabama, the foursome blend rock with soul, country, blues and roots. The rock quartet has attracted widespread praise, including their recent Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. They released Boys & Girls last year.

In order, check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes Gary Clark Jr. video, followed by Clark performing "Travis County," followed by Alabama Shakes performing "Hold On."

For more information, head to acltv.com.

Behind the Scenes: Gary Clark Jr. (opens in new tab) from Austin City Limits (opens in new tab) on Vimeo (opens in new tab).

Gary Clark Jr. "Travis County" (opens in new tab) from Austin City Limits (opens in new tab) on Vimeo (opens in new tab).

Alabama Shakes "Hold On" (opens in new tab) from Austin City Limits (opens in new tab) on Vimeo (opens in new tab).

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.