Gary Clark Jr. at Stubb's BBQ - Photo by Chris Becker

Gary Clark Jr. at Stubb’s BBQ – Photo by Chris Becker

Genre-bending blues guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. and his band dazzled the sold-out hometown crowd in the big backyeard of Stubb’s BBQ last Friday in Austin with his amazingly moving riffs and soulful vocal heft. The man who wowed them at CMJ Music Marathon a few years ago has continued to gain legions of fans for an increasingly rare style that’s often left to the side of the mainstream. But it’s perfectly suited for the live setting, as this shakin’ show proved.

Eve Monsees and the Moeller Brothers kicked off the night with solid sets of their only slightly more straight-up rockin’ blues.

Photos by Chris Becker.