I’ve got a lot to do today outside of the blog.  Company’s coming for the weekend, things need to be done around the house to get ready, I’ve got a couple of “business items” that need to be handled, and there’s a big pile of dirt needing to be moved to keep some people happy.

I may end up digging into and moving that pile of dirt in the heat of the day, but that’s okay.  I’ll make myself a big, cold drink of iced tea to keep myself hydrated.  While I’m doing that, I can have some bluesy tunes in mind.

Along those lines, I was trying to remember the name 0f a young blues guitar slinger that I’d read about a while back in some side note from an old “Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists” magazine and couldn’t recall who it was.  And then, just this morning as I was searching around for an idea on who to feature, it was right there.

Gary Clark Jr at WFUV
Gary Clark Jr at WFUV (Photo credit: wfuv)

Gary Clark Jr., all of 28 years old, from Austin, Texas.  For good measure, he does a nice job of throwing some soul in there as well.

That’s getting around Stevie Ray country, and to me that’s more than okay.  I’d never heard Gary Clark Jr., until this morning, to be quite honest.  After all, can anyone sincerely claim that they’ve heard of everyone when it comes to every bit of music and every musician there is out there, at least ones putting out good quality, real music without any artificial coloring, flavoring, or preservatives?  Do they play that stuff on live, broadcast, non-satellite radio any more?  If there’s someone who does play it like that and can name every single artist, I’d like to meet them and shake their hand.

So, anyway, time’s ticking away and there’s sssooooo much to do.  That big pile of dirt awaits, and it’ll be good exercise and “therapy” for me.  My soundtrack will include a great tune I’ve heard just now, performed in that old-fashioned bluesy way — “Don’t Owe You a Thing” — done by one whale of a young axeman and singer in Gary Clark Jr.

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