Guitar Player - January 2013 - Gary Clark Jr.

Guitar Player - January 2013 - Gary Clark Jr.

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With the release of his highly anticipated major-label debut, Blak & BluGary Clark Jr. is drawing comparisons to Jimi Hendrix from fawning critics. Find out if all the fuss is warranted, and why Clark is big on hollowbodies and Tito Jackson. 

We’ve also got Bill Nelson’s extensive interview with the godfather of twang Duane Eddy, in which the two geek out on Gretsches, Guilds, Gibsons, and Eddy’s classic recordings. 

Other artist stories include Jeff Lynne on reimagining Mr. Blue Sky, jazz giant Mike Stern on his latest star-studded release, studio stories from surf-rockabilly icon Rosie Flores, and Anthony Pirog’s loopy yet approachable experimentalism. 

On the lessons front we’ve got Ten Things You Gotta Do to Play Texas Blues (like Johnny Winter, SRV, Billy Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, and EJ) Part 2, a new approach to triads with The Power of Three Part 2, and expanding your chordal chops with Hey Jazz Guy. 

We also round up Nine 100-Watt Heads, review the hot new Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II Mark II, put the Line 6 Variax JTV-59 through its paces, unveil the Veillette Flyer, and much, much more!