Gary Clark Jr. Featured On New Episode of SPEAKEASY on PBS TV

Gary Clark Jr. Featured On New Episode of SPEAKEASY on PBS TV

Gary Clark Jr. Featured On New Episode of SPEAKEASY on PBS TV

Gary Clark Jr.is the central subject of the new season opening episode of PBS TV's Speakeasy, which will air on PBS stations beginning today in New York and Los Angeles markets. Additional air dates in other markets will be announced at a later date.

Go to http://speak-easy.tv/ or http://speak-easy.tv/episodes/ for further details. Speakeasy is also viewable through Amazon for streaming on demand.
Filmed at the historic Iridium Club in New York City this past September, the Grammy Award winning Clark was interviewed by another multi-Grammy awarded Texas Blues legend Jimmie Vaughan.This episode offers an intimate, inside view into Clark and Vaughan's deep-rooted appreciation and knowledge of the blues and illustrates how each has found their unique voices within the cornerstone of all American forms of music. The pair trade stories and guitar licks for a truly inspirational viewing experience.
Click here for a preview.
Tune into these PBS stations to watch Speakeasy:
Mon Nov 13 KLCT Los Angeles 7:00 PM
Tue Nov 14 KLCT Los Angeles 7:00 PM
Wed Nov 15 WNYE NYC 11:00 PM
Sun Nov 19 WLIW Garden City, NY 11:37 PM
Sun Nov 19 WNYE NYC TBC
Tue Nov 21 NJTV New Brunswick, NJ TBC
Sun Nov 26 KCET Los Angeles 8:00 PM
Mon Dec 04 KCET Los Angeles TBC
Rolling Stone hailed Clark"The Chosen One" for creating his own personal brand of the blues, which he's contemporized into a style all his own inspired by hip-hop, psychedelic rock and R&B with equal measures of tradition and innovation. Paired with his distinctive smooth, soulful vocal delivery, it's a winning combination which has captured the attention of Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Neil Young, B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Booker T. Jones, Buddy Guy, Sheryl Crow, Alicia Keys, My Morning Jacket and the list goes on. Clark won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B performance as well as the Blues Music Award for "Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year" two years in a row, has performed on the Grammy Broadcast three times, and has commanded late night TV for the past several years.
Vaughanhas become a staple in the blues-rock community first as a member of the Famous Thunderbirds and then as a solo artist. The first four albums from the Famous Thurderbirds are ranked among the most important "white blues" recordings. Vaughan is a four-time Grammy Award winner and has performed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan.
Speakeasyis the ground-breaking public television series from the producers of Front and Center, which pairs Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy Award and Tony Award winners, and iconic musicians with an interviewer of their choice. The result is an intimate conversation that leads to stories, experiences and compelling viewpoints that may not have been heard before. Speakeasy will return to public television for a third season November 2017.
As previously announced, Gary Clark Jr. will release his new hit single "Come Together" - from the DC film Justice League - on 12" vinyl as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday November 24. Clark has taken one of the most iconic Lennon/McCartney compositions and, along with DJ/producer Junkie XL, has found a way to create something completely new in the process. A massive Beatles fan, Clark approached this project with a sense of respect and brevity. The end result retains the original aesthetic while recombining the molecules into something uncompromising and sonically powerful. Justice Leagueopens in theaters November 17.
Click here to view and share the official "Come Together" video.
About Justice League: Justice League was directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, story by Terrio & Snyder. Based on characters from DC Entertainment; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns produced the film, with Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck serving as executive producers.
Opening beginning on November 17 in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX, Justice Leaguewill be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. http://www.justiceleaguethemovie.com/
About Front and Center Entertainment, LLC Front and Center Entertainment, LLC produces the popular music performance television series Front and Center, as well as the groundbreaking talk show Speakeasy and the monthly series MTV Live: Setlist. Since 2012, Front and Center has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, Country Music Association, American Music and Academy of Country Music Award-winners, rock icons and multi-platinum sellers including Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Counting Crows, Rob Thomas, and The Avett Brothers. Speakeasy, which began airing in January 2015, features an iconic talent chatting intimately with an interviewer of their choice. Included are conversations with Roger Waters and Bill Weir, David Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rodgers and Valerie Simpson, and Robbie Robertson with Warren Zanes. MTV Live: Setlist spotlights rising artists spanning multiple genres including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Dua Lipa, and Muna.
Videos and more information about Speakeasy are available at https://www.facebook.com/SpeakeasyNYC and http://bit.ly/2cCgdJO.


Photo credit: Joey Martinez