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After working with Big K.R.I.T. and Alice Smith on some of their music, Gary Clarke Jr. is blessing us with some of his own heat.

The song-writing guitarist has just dropped a project of his own, called Blak And Blu: The Mixtape, and it features very familiar (and exciting) names on the tracklisting.

With features from Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Bilal, and more, Gary Clarke Jr. proves to us, once again that he’s Grammy material.

Along with the tape, the guitar player will be headlining a few shows, which will start mid-May and wrap up in September. He’s also set to join the likes of Outkast, B.B. King, and some other legends at a couple of Summer festivals.

You can download and stream the brand new tape here, and check out the tour listing below!

05/16    Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
06/8      Austin TX @ X Games, Austin 360 Amphitheatre
06/29    Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest Main Stage (w/ Outkast)    
07/03    Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/04    Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
07/05    Montreal, QC  @ Montreal Jazz Festival, Place Des Arts -Wilfrid Pelletier Theatre (w/ BB King)
07/06    Quebec City @ Quebec City International Summer Festival
07/08    Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall (headline)
07/09    Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall (headline)
07/10    Chicago, IL @ Taste Of Chicago Festival
07/12    Atlantic City, NJ @ The Music Box, The Borgata Hotel Casino (headline)
07/13    Montauk, NY @ Surf Lodge (headline)
07/16    Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater (headline)
07/18    Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/19    Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Jazz Festival
07/22    Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC (headline)
07/23    St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (headline)
07/25    Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band)
07/26    Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen (headline)
07/27    Salt Lake City, UT @Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (headline)
09/03    Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ ZZ Top & Jeff beck)
09/06    Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
09/08    New York, NY @ Summerstage, Central Park Rumsey Playfield (headline)
09/19    Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Rincon – Events Center (headline)
09/20    Monterey, CA @ Monterey Jazz Festival
09/21    Guerneville, CA @ Russian River Jazz Festival
11/1      Los Angeles, CA @The Greek Theater (Co-headline w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band)
SOURCE: Dat Piff

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