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FRI | GARY CLARK JR at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/11/13 Austin-bred guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr. is focused on reconnecting the blues with its roots. The electric bluesman not only cites Jimi Hendrix as an influence, but with his slender frame, long fingers and soaring bellow, he might remind folks of the legend. Clark has been embraced by the mainstream, having performed everywhere from Coachella to the mtvU Woodies to the White House, where he played for the Obamas, and he's also shared stages with Eric Clapton and Alicia Keys. Before signing with Warner Bros., he released a string of well-received independent albums.

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