Gary Clark, Jr. – Bright Lights (Crossroads 2010)
What I need to explain here is that I was like second row in the pit at this festival. It was a hot, sunny, and looong day of amazing guitarists. Gary Clark, Jr. came out and at the time he was relatively unknown (at least here in Chicago), and there was a technical issue where we couldn’t hear his guitar.
I felt so bad for him, and you can see them up there wondering why there’s a small reaction from the crowd. And I felt bad for all us concertgoers, because you could tell we were missing something epic.
So up until around 3:35 no one in the crowd could here what he was playing. And when it kicks in? I get a little teary-eyed every time I hear the crowd roar on my DVD. It’s a big fat Welcome applause. I feel so happy for him, combined with getting to hear what I missed on that very special day.