has spent the past decade as a fixture in the vibrant Austin, Tex., music scene, establishing himself as a brilliant blues guitarist and winning the admiration of like-minded elders including Eric Clapton and Jimmie Vaughn.Pre-Order Clark has worked diligently to refine his craft and has built a significant fan base on the festival circuit, but just now has released his full-length debut, “Blak and Blu.”
Clark is a musical polymath interested in and capable of rendering persuasive variations on not only blues, but also soul, funk and ’70s-style riff rock. As a muscular display of raw ability, Clark’s mastery of genres is impressive. In the context of the running order of his record, it’s occasionally a bit incoherent.
Throughout “Blak and Blu,” Clark establishes himself as an artist in command of his influences and easily able to replicate their charms. The question is, which direction will he ultimately choose and how will he make the many voices he’s mastered his own?