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Gary Clark Jr. has broken out of his blues-guitar box, taking his Red Butte audience on an incredible ride

Sep 07, 2019 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Gary Clark Jr.’s guitar work has been hyped for years — a top talent who, when I’d seen him twice previously, delivered.

But he delivered in that sort of straight-ahead blues fashion, which seemed a little confining, boxed-in by this notion of what he was expected to be.

At Friday night’s show at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, the Austin-based Clark destroyed the box with a genre-jumping set exploring about every type of music imaginable, then using his guitar talent to twist...