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Gary Clark Jr. at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Apr. 12 2016. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Gary Clark Jr. at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Apr. 12 2016. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Photos –¬†Gary Clark Jr. at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Aprild 12 2016

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

Gary Clark Jr. on tour in Vancouver, playing a sold-out show at the Commodore Ballroom on a Tuesday night in support of his album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Accompanying the American blues guitarist were his longtime backing band, Johnny Radelat on drums and Johnny Bradley on bass.

Sonny Boy Slim is his fourth album since his 2004 debut, and his second major label (Warner Bros.) record, following Blak and Blu in 2012.

According to Alan Ranta‘s review of the concert in Exclaim!, Clark was last in Vancouver in 2015, opening for the Foo Fighters. In the review he wrote, “Clark had great tone and dexterous fingering, and his band supporting him every step of the way, but there were lots of clich√© crutches, unimaginative riffs and arrangements that took some of the bite away from his skill. If you always know when someone is going to be spontaneous, it’s not much of a surprise.”

In Clark’s Wikipedia bio, it says that he was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and began playing guitar at twelve.

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About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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