Gary Clark Jr: 'I want to let it be known: this land is your land, but it's mine too'
The Grammy-winning singer, whose third full-length record finds him subverting genre and expectation, talks Trump, keeping the blues alive, and the fire in his belly
While working on his new album This Land, the genre-defying musical multi-hyphenate Gary Clark Jr had an uncomfortable confrontation with a neighbor. With his wife, Nicole Trunfio, and their toddlers, Zion and Gia, Clark had recently bought a 50-acre ranch near Austin, Texas, where he grew up. To say nothing of his status as a volcanic live performer, he’d already won a Grammy, played with the Stones, strummed at the White House, and released two ambitious full-lengths, 2012’s Blak and Blu and 2015’s The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. But, as he revealed to Rolling Stone earlier this month, Clark’s neighbor insisted he didn’t live there and asked who really owned the property. “It’s 2017,” he told the Guardian “and I’m being confronted with racism in front of my own house.”
Source: The Guardian – Gary Clark Jr: 'I want to let it be known: this land is your land, but it's mine too'