If you thought you heard music from Gary Clark Jr. in the TV broadcast of Tuesday night's World Series opening game, indeed it was. The Austin guitar great provided Fox Sports with three songs from his upcoming album, "to be weaved into player features and storylines throughout the World Series," according to Clark's label, Warner Bros.
“The World Series is a great contest and I’m honored they feel my music adds to the excitement," Clark said in a press release announcing the arrangement.
Clark, who will take part in Thursday's Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show at ACL Live honoring inductees Ray Charles, Los Lobos and Marcia Ball, has been busy at Austin's Arlyn Studios for much of this year on a new album that's tentatively set for release in early 2019. On Sunday, Oct. 28, he'll play San Antonio's Aztec Theatre to kick off a six-week U.S. tour that will conclude in Austin with three sold-out shows Dec. 3-5 at ACL Live. (The shows replace originally scheduled mid-June dates that Clark postponed because of a hand injury.)
Clark also posted a promotional teaser video for the new album, with shots of him working at Arlyn plus brief interview commentary and concert footage, to YouTube this week. Check it out: