For a self-proclaimed “simple dude from Austin, Texas,” Gary Clark Jr. positive is gifted.
In an interview with CBS This Morning, the rocker talked about his new album This Land, which options the singer characteristically shredding on guitar earlier than singing the story of a neighbor who could not imagine a black man owned the property subsequent door.
“He said, ‘I need to speak to the owner of the house.’ I’m like ‘Dude, you’re talking to me,'” he stated, earlier than including, “I’m 35, I’ve been dealing with this since elementary school.”
“I was born this way and I love it,” he stated. “For someone to judge me based upon [points at skin] this and not ask any questions or not even trying to get up here [points at brain]…It just made me upset, sad, it made me curious about the future.”
The interviewer then famous that Clark has toured with the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, the latter of which stated he hasn’t seen a guitar “flow” like Clark’s since Jimi Hendrix. “A flow like mine? That’s what he said?” the crooner stated bashfully. “Oh damn…pressure.”
“It doesn’t really resonate until I’m at home and I’m like, ‘Wow this is real,'” he continued. “All those dreams and hopes and aspirations I had as a kid that I thought were silly and I was scared to share with people because they might think I’m out of my mind.”