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Gary Clark Jr. Premieres 'The Story of Sonny Boy Slim: Life Changes' — Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim: Life Changes, a new video by Gary Clark Jr.

In the clip, which can check out below, Clark discusses his new album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, which will be released September 11 release via Warner Bros. Clark also discusses some of the major life changes he's experienced since the release of his last album, 2012's critally acclaimed Blak and Blu.

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim was written, produced, arranged by Clark, who also plays most of the instruments. It is Clark's personal statement from top to bottom.

Clark also has announced a fall/spring headlining tour that will take him across the U.S. Every ticket bought online will come with a standard digital download of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. You can check out the tour dates below.

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim can be preordered right here. All preorders come with instant downloads of "The Healing" and "Grinder," both of which you can hear below (bottom videos).

For more about Clark, visit garyclarkjr.com.

2015/2016 Gary Clark Jr. Tour:

  • Oct 31 Boston, MA H.O.B.
  • Nov 1 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
  • Feb 18 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
  • Feb 19 Miami, FL The Fillmore
  • Feb 20 Lake Buena Vista, FL H.O.B.
  • Feb 21 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
  • Feb 23 Birmingham, AL Iron City
  • Feb 24 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theater
  • Feb 26 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
  • Feb 28 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
  • Mar 1 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
  • Mar 4 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Ballroom
  • Mar 6 Dallas, TX H.O.B.
  • Mar 8 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
  • Mar 12 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
  • Mar 31 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
  • Apr 1 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
  • Apr 2 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
  • Apr 3 Omaha, NE Slowdown
  • Apr 5 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
  • Apr 8 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
  • Apr 9 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
  • Apr 10 Seattle, WA Moore Theater
  • Apr 12 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
  • Apr 14 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

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.