Gary Clark Jr has taken the rock scene by storm, most recently impressing hords of music lovers with his Austin inspired blues at Bonnaroo in Tennessee. His career took flight after Clapton saw him play and gave him a spot on the bill at his Crossroads Guitar Festival. His EP Bright Lights has earned a place in the jazz and blues scene, sharing the stage with Clapton himself during the fest, and earning him spots at Lalapalooza, Roo, and Mountain Jam. Download the EP for free on his website, and hope you can wait till fall for the debut full length album. You can catch him live in Montreal during Osheaga, and check out his game-changing performance of single “Bright Lights” at Crossroads below.