Gary Clark JR. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim LP
On his 2012 major label debut, Gary Clark Jr. was hungry for all the music he could get his hands on. He rose up out of Austin as a certified bluesman and killer guitar player, sure, but Blak and Blu also pulled funk, soul, and molten garage rock under its wide roof. What that album lacked in cohesion it made up for in spirit and a whole pile of hot licks. Three years later, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim smooths out some of that wayward fire, as Clark uses the album to comb through states of danger, frustration, and especially love.nnLast year, Clark followed up Blak and Blu with a mixtape version of the record assisted by Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T., and now he kicks off Sonny Boy Slim with a hip-hop streak.