Austin, Texas singer, songwriter, and guitarist Gary Clark Jr upcoming two-disc live album, titled Gary Clark Jr. Live, will be released by Warner Bros. Records on September 23. The album includes performances that span Clark’s gigs at clubs, theatres, arenas, and festivals from the past 18 months of non-stop touring.
‘Travis County’ – the lead track from the album – has been selected as the theme song for the upcoming season of the PBS live performance show Austin City Limits. A version of the song (about a suburb of Austin) will serve as the opening music to the PBS special, Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years, which airs on October 3, as well as at the beginning of every episode that airs during the 40th season, which premieres the following night, October 4.
Gary Clark Jr. and band can also be seen performing ‘Travis County,’ live in the recently released movie, Chef, written, directed and starring Jon Favreau along with Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson.
In other news, Clark will join the lineup for this year’s annual Farm Aid Food and Music Festival on September 13 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Clark, Todd Snider, and the Raelyn Nelson Band join the already announced Farm Aid 2014 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews – with Tim Reynolds – as well as Jack White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, North Carolina’s Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots.
Tickets for Farm Aid 2014 are available at www.livenation.com, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.There are a limited number of tickets available.