Gary Clark Jr.
Photographer: Stephanie Horak
Location: The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
Date: June 13, 2017
"I was one of only two photographers in the pit covering the second of Gary Clark Jr.'s back-to-back Toronto shows so it felt like I was being treated to a private concert. It was exhilarating to watch this incredible talent close his eyes and transcend the room as he lost himself in a whirlwind of blues and rock 'n' roll. His guitar appeared to be a natural extension of him as notes poured out into the space like groans and wails. His eyes were closed for much of his performance so when he opened them, stared out into the audience, and slowly stalked across the stage, it was like he was allowing us all into his awareness for a moment - a brief acknowledgement of our presence before he closed his eyes and disappeared back into his music."
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