Watch Gary Clark Jr. Tear Through 'Third Stone From the Sun / If You Love Me Like You Say'

The Austin guitar hero has his way with material from just recently released 'Blak and Blu' LP

Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark Jr.
David Bevan WRITTEN BY
David Bevan

A month ago, we posted footage of festival king Gary Clark Jr. performing "Numb" at Wille Nelson's studio in Spicewood, Texas, just outside his hometown of Austin. That song was a cut from his then-forthcoming debut full-length, Blak and Blu, out last week via Warner Bros. Below, watch Clark Jr. unfurl another, "Third Stone From The Sun / If You Love Me Like You Say," a nearly ten-minute guitar-meditation cover of tracks by Jimi Hendrix and Little Johnny Taylor. And as he recently told us, this is the short version:

"At first I was like, 'Leave it as the 20-minute version,'" he recalls of one discussion with producer Mike Elizondo. "I've been playing it that long for about eight years. But he did some really cool cuts. I realized I am one of those artists where I lose sense of time when it comes to record-making. You can't do a 20-minute version on a record."


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