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Video: Gary Clark Jr. Performs National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game

Sunday night, the seemingly ubiquitous Gary Clark Jr. turned up at the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.

The Austin-based genre-blending blues-rock guitarist showed up at the horribly named Smoothie King Center with a Gibson, a slide and a breathtaking arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner" — all of which made a serious impression on the crowd in the stands.

Check out the two-minute-plus clip below and let us know what you think!

P.S.: The Eastern Conference All-Stars battled back from an 18-point second-half deficit to win the game, 163-155.

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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.