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A multifaceted performer, Gary plays guitar, harmonica, bass and drums.

Originally labeled a blues musician, Gary has always had an appreciation for all genres of music. His performances are a unique blend of R&B, reggae, blues, and soul.

In addition to being a performer, Gary is a singer/songwriter and wrote all of the lyrics and music for his "Worry No More" and "110" CDs. He also wrote the score for the Jason Wiles movie "Lenexa 1 Mile".
Gary is also has tried his had at acting and starred with Danny Glover in the John Sayles movie titled "Honeydripper"

A 4th CD project is in the works and is scheduled to be released in 2009.

Awards and recognition:

March 15, 2008 Gary received two Awards at the Austin Music Awards ceremony. He was honored as Best Blues Musician and Best Electric Guitarist.

March 14, 2007 Gary was chosen Best Blues Artist at the Austin Music Awards.
March 15, 2006 Gary and his band were presented with an Award for Best Blues Band at the Austin Music Awards.

On March 17, 2004 the Austin Music Awards were announced. Gary was voted Austin's Best Blues Musician. He also made the list of the top 20 electric guitarists.

The February 2004 issue of Brilliant Magazine listed Gary as one of the Top 100 Singles in Texas. The magazine describes those on the list as "some of the most gorgeous, interesting and talked-about Texans".

May 3, 2001 was declared Gary Clark, Jr. Day in Austin, Texas. Gary was honored by the mayor of Austin for helping Austin maintain it's claim to fame as the 'live music capital of the world'. In November 2000-Gary took first place in the Houston Blues Society Blues Challenge and represented the HBS in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.