Gary Clark Jr.: The Blues Burn Brightly

1. Booker T. Jones

Legendary blues pianist and Rock n’ Hall of Fame inductee Booker T called Clark into the studio to record the song “Austin City Blues” for Booker’s recent album Sound the Alarm. Booker T. revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that he felt a special kinship with Clark — something he attributes to Clark being mentored as a young man in Austin, Texas. “He was raised by the old guys down on Congress Avenue,” Booker T said. ”We both are just blues aficionados.”