Texas blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. brings the heat with this stunning 10-minute live rendition of "When My Train Pulls In," which is extracted from Eric Clapton's forthcoming Blu-ray, DVD and CD Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013. Clark's scorching rendition of the song – a highlight of his 2012 major label debut Blak and Blu – is one of three performances from the Austin native found on the all-star live album and video, which is due on November 19th (and available for pre-order here).
Collecting two nights' worth of material from the April 2013 Madison Square Garden charity shows, the video and audio collection contains five hours of performances and includes 45 songs by heavy hitters like the Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer, Blake Mills, Clark, Keith Richards and, of course, Clapton. Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 also boasts behind-the-scenes footage, artist interactions and an array of collaborations.
As for Clark, his star has continued to rise in 2013 after he was tapped to open the Rolling Stones' concert at Boston's TD Garden on June 12th, having first played with the band last December during their 50th anniversary shows at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn and at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Clark also swept the 2013 Austin Music Awards earning Band of the Year, Musician of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Electric Guitarist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Blues/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.