Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. will profiled on this weekend’s episode of “CBS Sunday Morning,” which airs locally at 8 a.m. on KEYE-TV. The show’s crew interviewed Clark at his Austin home; the report also will include a live performance.
It’s the first volley in what’s shaping up as a busy January for Clark, thanks largely to events surrounding the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Clark is nominated for four Grammys this year, including Best Contemporary Blues Album for his 2019 release “This Land.”
Clark will participate in two special events just before and after the Grammy Awards show. On Jan. 24, he’ll be part of the annual MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, which honors Aerosmith this year. Others on that Los Angeles Convention Center bill include the Foo Fighters, the Jonas Brothers, John Legend, John Mayer, H.E.R., Cheap Trick and Alice Cooper.
And he’ll stick around for a Jan. 28 taping of “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince,” which will air on CBS later this year. Legend, H.E.R. and the Foo Fighters join Clark in doing both tribute events; other guests on board for the Prince show include Beck, common, Alicia Keys, Juanes, Mavis Staples, St. Vincent, Usher, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Earth, Wind & Fire. The event also will include a joint performance by Prince’s band the Revolution along with key collaborators Sheila E. and Morris Day & the Time.
Clark’s next local appearance is a sold-out show with the Dixie Chicks on Feb. 6 at ACL Live to benefit Proclaim Justice, a nonprofit that works on behalf of inmates who may have been wrongly convicted.
He also recently released a new version of “Pearl Cadillac,” a standout track from “This Land,” with fellow Grammy nominee Andra Day contributing a duet vocal:
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