“This recognition holds immense significance for me”: Gary Clark Jr. joins Carlos Santana and Van Halen on Guitar Center Hollywood’s iconic RockWalk

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Gary Clark Jr performs live during Sea.Hear.Now Festival at North Beach on September 17, 2022 in Asbury Park, New Jersey
(Image credit: Jim Bennett/Getty Images)

Gary Clark Jr. has been announced as Guitar Center Hollywood's RockWalk latest inductee. The event, which took place on May 1, also saw Clark Jr. perform in LA for the first time since releasing his new album JPEG RAW.

In an Instagram post commemorating the event, Clark Jr commented, “Proud day at the @guitarcenter Rock Walk. It’s been a wild week. Not sure why I wrote my name like I’m in 1st grade but there it is. Thank you all.”

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.