Last year, Wilco surprised fans by offering up an entire new album, Star Wars, as a free download. This year, the band has decided to follow their own tradition, though to a smaller scale. With the one-year anniversary of Star Wars fast approaching, the band has put out a brand new single, called “Locator,” and is offering up a free download.For fans who want to grab the new track, just head to Wilco’s website and enter your email address. You can find it all here. While some fans are reporting technical difficulties, we’re sure Wilco will sort it all out and get you that fix of new music!The band has an extensive set of tour dates ahead, returning to the U.S. in the middle of August before jetting around the world. Don’t miss out.
[H/T JamBase] Little Feat hosted a destination event this week, Ramble On The Island at the Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The rock band closed out the four night event with the Midnight Ramble Band and a guest appearance from guitarist and vocalist Warren Haynes. Haynes was in the area gearing up for the Gov’t Mule hosted Island Exodus, which starts today, so he took the time to get warmed up with friends nearby.Haynes sat in with Little Feat, Larry Campbell, and the Midnight Ramble Band horn section for a rendition of “Let It Roll”, before the rest of the MRB, including Teresa Williams and Amy Helm, joined in for a jammed-out version of “Dixie Chicken.” The 15th installment of Ramble On The Island saw three full performances from Little Feat, three from Midnight Ramble Band, and two from Jackson Browne and Greg Leisz.Thanks to Little Feat archivist Chris Cafiero, you can watch 4K video of Haynes’ appearances below:
Mike Dillon isn’t here to make things easy for you or himself or the world, and last night – February 12th – he showed the awestruck crowd at Lexington’s Cosmic Charlie’s, sitting in the shadows of the University Of Kentucky. Dillon has, for decades, been living proof of the fact that life isn’t always meant to be analyzed and quantified, it is to be LIVED! His music oscillates between expansively beautiful melodies and terrifying staccato insanity in the blink of an eye. He and his band slap you in the face before caressing you musically, then they push you off a mile high cliff with a cacophonous soundtrack to accompany your descent.While the music he makes may be proving the point that life is made up of seemingly contradictory concepts, it isn’t part of some musical master plan on his part. Dillon’s life has been a twisted tale of addiction and freedom. He has taken two steps forward, into a back flip before being shot out of a cannon into an uncertain future with no regard to the safety of a net or even an actual target. Though most performers would find such a method for executing a stage show daunting, embracing the unknown at a thousand miles an hour is seemingly Dillon’s cruising speed.There was no set list for the tour closing show. There was no plan. Dillon’s backing band of simply followed their maestros lead with all the intensity and versatility any musician could muster. That level of trust, forged on the recent barnstorming run across the country, allowed Dillon to do what he does best… preach the gospel of punk rock mentality in a world filled a highly disturbing reality. Even his love songs had a bit of the macabre in their lyrical message, as in the following clip, “Cremate Me.”A typical Mike Dillon show contains many elements that each contribute to the shocking of the senses required to rewire the mind to seeing the world in a more honestly perceptive manner. Dillon hit all the big points like a whirling dervish as he managed to astound with his percussive skills across a wide variety of drums, xylophones and toys. He bounded from the stage and confronted the fans directly. He even made sure to give time to the incredible players he has assembled to help in spreading the word to the masses. In the fourteen plus minute clip that follows he manages to hit for the cycle, even working in a special address to the camera and the viewers at home for good measure! Check out the anarchy below:Now, before the next media embed, I just wanted to note that filming Mike Dillon is like trying to play basketball in a tornado. No matter how many times you have practiced the shot, if the goal post is ripped out of the ground and goes whipping around in the sky, it is a lot harder to get it in the hoop. And if that goal post then decides to grab the ball and run around the field with it while cackling like a madman… well… you just have to accept that you may not get to play any more. That said, the story he tells about seeing the Grateful Dead and the effect it had on his life was too poignant and funny to not share, so there is an audio only YouTube clip of the entire tale below. Enjoy!The experience seems to have had a lasting effect on the now long time sober Dillon. In a career that has seen him evolve from punk rock firebrand to alternative darling to most favored percussionist to any band or artist that needs a heaping dollop of mayhem like his friend Les Claypool and Primus one thing has remained a constant…his complete lack of filter. While now clearly able to channel and direct the mad energy that crackles just below his smiling surface, Mike Dillon is at his most pure when he is letting the mischievous demons and angels inside him run wild and free.In his often completely free-style lyrics he referenced the “Cheeto-In-Chief” and the mood of the country as often as he described lurid sex acts and told tales of meeting former students of his mother, a retired school teacher. It is probably of interest to note that the last two examples both occur in the same song, “Your Mother Was My Teacher.” The rest of the show was simply more of the same insanity designed to expand the mind and musical horizons of everyone within earshot.Dillon ended the show on a rant of a different nature. He called on folks to shower love on our new president, to a chorus of boos and cat calls. He chided the derisive audience, reminding them that Trump’s actions clearly show him to be a profoundly unhappy man, with the world at his fingertips but still unable to enjoy it. The thrust of his argument rang as true now as it always has…”Only LOVE can Trump hate.” Over and over he repeated those words, growing more and more animate as he went, with the band matching his verbal intensity with their playing. Then, with a final cymbal crash it was done.Always exuberant, the energetic Dillon hurdled the on-stage monitors and manned his merchandise table, apparently selling nearly every shirt and CD he had with him to the freshly converted among the crowd. Shaking every hand, signing every disc and shirt sold and posing for pictures his friendly off stage persona seemed to surprise some of the virgin fans. Though unexpectedly approachable, his demeanor cemented the message he had been trying to convey bout the power of being true to yourself in their minds perfectly. We can only hope the seeds of hope and love he planted sprout among the shell-shocked fans who wandered into the night, searching for the words to describe the wonders they had witnessed.
Pink Talking Fish is well known for their performances that include the music of Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, and Phish. However, several members of the band have side projects. One of those members is guitarist, Dave Brunyak. Live For Live Music sat down with Brunyak to learn more about his country acoustic project called Heartland Radio.L4LM: As a guitarist that cranks it out on stage performing some of the industry’s best known songs, how did you go from guitar smashing performances to solo acoustic country shows?DB: Three or four years ago, I was driving up to Mount Snow to go play a gig in the lodge with the group I played with before Pink Talking Fish, called The Phreaks. So I was driving up there, and I had listened to my CD’s a million times, and my iPod was dead. Up in Brattleboro, there’s not a lot more than country music on the radio. There was twenty minutes left to the ride, and up until this point, we tried to find things to listen to. If I even heard the slightest bit of twang on a song, I would switch the station so fast. Now, there was nothing left so we gave it a shot. We were just going to leave it on the country station.It was on a commercial and then the DJ came back. In a country accent, he talked about the next song coming up by Lee Brice called, “I Drive Your Truck.” I’m thinking to myself, “what white trash red neck song is this going to be about?” It turns out that it’s this beautiful ballad with a piano intro. The story is about this guy that lost his brother overseas fighting for our country and he doesn’t go to his grave. He doesn’t say prayers. Instead, he goes to his brother’s widows house and he takes out his truck. He drives and burns up cornfields with it.The story of the song is all about the things in the truck that never change, like the Gatorade bottle on the floor, the Braves cap on the dash, the country station that never changes, and the Army t-shirt that’s folded up. At the end of that song, I was balling while driving to Brattleboro. It reminded me of things that I have always known, but needed a check on, was to never judge a book by it’s cover.I started digging into country radio. I found a lot of things that I like. I found a lot of things that I don’t like, which is very similar in all genres. Country radio now is a fusion. The younger generation has really taken a hold of it and they’re blending it with pop and rock. There’s definitely some rocking country tunes out there. Then there’s also some really silly stuff out there. Then there’s also that deep, southern sound. It’s all blended in there.L4LM: Other than the obvious, how do your acoustic country sets differ from your work with PTF? What can audiences expect from your solo shows?DB: Since I started The Phreaks in 2010, and then moved on to Pink Talking Fish in 2014, most of my career has been built around very cerebral music – stuff that I have to think about and is intense, complicated and sometimes strange. It takes a lot of practice. Country music is the exact opposite.It’s simple. It’s easy listening. It’s a bunch of 3 or 4 chord songs that you can sit at the corner of a bar and play and enjoy without having to be super sharp and intense, and thinking about the next crazy change. It’s very relaxing for me to listen to and perform.There were years that went by that I only listened to Phish, with a little bit of String Cheese Incident, and maybe some Strangefolk and Percy Hill splashed in there. It’s to the point now in my career where that is becoming a day at the office. I love it now. I still go to Phish shows every year, and when I’m there it’s amazing, but when I’m in my car, all I listen to is country music. That’s it. It’s been like that for two or three years now.At Berklee College, in performance classes, I was taught that you can’t just show up to a session as an instrumentalist and say, ‘sorry, I can’t play country.’ You don’t get paid that way. You need to be able to be flexible. That’s how you become a well rounded musician.L4LM: Explain how country music has influenced your playing since discovering it’s simplicity? DB: I love so many pieces of it. I will admit that I drive the guys in PTF nuts when I drive because it’s all we listen to when I drive the van. So, I don’t have to drive very often. Rule #1 with country music is that you can’t take it too seriously. If you’re taking it seriously, you’re missing how fun some of the music really is. If you can let it go and let it be what it is, it’s just really entertaining. There’s also some deep, emotional things in there, which is also fun to grab on to as well.On the radio these days, I really think that, in contemporary music, that the best guitar playing, and the most tasteful, is in country music, minus some of the rock that’s out there. It’s Nashville, where its coming from. The stories in country music are awesome. They’re all trying to get something across. There’s mostly morals in the good stuff. I don’t want to bash anyone that’s doing the “pop” country. The really shallow stuff bothers me, but then there’s artists like Chris Stapleton and Eric Church. I love Keith Urban. Blake Shelton is a mega super star and his music is hokey and silly at times but, again, if you embrace it for what it is, it’s really good. The stories are there and you can get lost in some of that.L4LM: Who are your biggest influences in the country scene?DB: Some of my friends have been saying that I’m going to pioneer a new genre of country music and it’s going to be jam-country. I play the songs and sing in my own version of country drawl. Then I improvise like Trey Anastasio. My biggest influences? It’s just who I like. I love Keith Urban. I wish I could sing like him. Eric Church is a great storyteller and he fits my voice pretty well, so that works out pretty good. Chris Stapleton is a beast and he’s a bit more authentic.I’m still absorbing it. On the surface, country music now has transformed from what it was fifteen years ago, thirty years ago, going back to Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and artists like that. Part of my affinity for country music these days is because I’ve been listening to underground music my entire life. To thoroughly enjoy something that’s on the radio and easily accessible is an enormous breath of fresh air for me. It’s also common ground throughout the entire country. There are people that listen to it everywhere. I’m just embracing that for what it is.I was headed down to meet a buddy of mine, to do an open mic, in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Long story short, he couldn’t make it, so I ended up going down there by myself. It was to be with the other guy, Dustin Snyder, in Heartland Radio who does a lot of the singing. We used to do duel acoustic country stuff a few years ago but we haven’t had the chance to get together since PTF blew up.So I head down there by myself to go do this gig and I walk in the door and decided that, from the minute I walked in, I wasn’t going to be Dave from PTF. I was going to be [spoken in southern drawl] “DB from Mobile, Alabama.” I never in my whole life have stayed in character so long. I did my thirty minutes filled with “hey, y’alls” and “how ya doin’s.”Playing country music helps me step into a new character. I can be free and live a whole different life for a little while. It’s just fun and that’s why I’m doing this and playing country music, because it’s fun. I hope that people who were like me and turn the radio away from country music, would just give it a shot, and not just that one song that you hear. Listen to it for a day and see if you can find something. I guarantee you will find something in there that you like.L4LM: What do you have on your schedule for your country gigs? Where can fans get a taste of this other side of you?I will be playing at the Bull Mansion, in Worcester, MA, every Tuesday night, starting on March 14th. I will be at Medusa Brewing Company in Hudson, MA on March 18th. On Saturday, March 25th, I will be joined by Dustin Snyder for a double acoustic show at The Pier in Narragansett, Rhode Island.I’m really only starting to scratch the surface on this part of my career. In 2017, I want to play more than I ever have. I will spend a lot more of my time between shows with PTF doing this. PTF has a lot of June off, so I am trying to set up a big month of country music for then. It’s going to be a growing year, as I need to set up new relationships with clubs and people and try to get the snowball rolling so that by next year it’s just running itself. It’s a whole hell of a lot of fun.For more information on his country project, Heartland Radio, please visit their Facebook page.-Words by Sarah Bourque
On Love. Ain’t Love, Yonder Mountain String Band finds plenty of new twists on the way to making a stellar record. Their previous release, Black Sheep, served as an introduction to the newest members of the group and the energy their new band configuration brought to the group. With the niceties out of the way, Yonder innovates, expands, and evolves on their newest release, crafting an album that will leave fans — lovingly known far and wide as the “Kinfolk” — shell-shocked and grinning.Yonder Mountain String Band Announces 2017 Summer TourDave Johnston gets things started with “Allison,” merging his quirky, deadpan voice with his staccato banjo and the droning chords of Allie Kral on fiddle. These instruments have a long history of complimenting each other, and after the last few years on the road together, the players have forged a simpatico relationship as well. On the opener and follow-up instrumental “Fall Outta Line,” Kral shows a remarkable dexterity and willingness to commit to providing atmosphere over leads. Add to that the facility of mandolinist Jacob Jolliff and his ability to cycle between background picking and fiery leads, and the selfless nature of Yonder becomes an invaluable tool in the construction of these wonderful new songs.The core elements of Yonder have only grown more distinct. The affability and hopefulness of guitarist Adam Aijala‘s songwriting and vocals give “Bad Taste” a strong foundation rooted in the past without locking it into the group’s former patterns. Bassist Ben Kaufmann sits at the heart of “Take A Chance on Me,” providing the main voice and a rock solid bass loop for the rest of the band to slink through jazzy groove-fest. Johnston provides a meditation on perspective packed with home-spun wisdom as deep as his vocal tones.Yonder Mountain String Band Releases Music Video For “Bad Taste” Off New AlbumThough Love. Ain’t Love is solid and entertaining for the first five tracks, the sixth, “Used To It” is the tune where Yonder truly moves beyond what they were previously capable of producing. The song — a plaintive piano based ballad heavily featuring Kaufmann — transcends the boundaries and limitations of what Yonder can be and asks a fundamental question: How good can they be? Though a tough act to follow, another sterling instrumental led by Aijala comes next, with his guitar-laden line weaving through his comrades-in-arms as they expound effortlessly.Showing that their tongue is still fully capable of finding their cheeks, Yonder found a little space on Love. Ain’t Love to indulge in every modern band’s favorite pastime: the 1970’s cover. King Harvest‘s soft rock classic “Dancin’ In The Moonlight” gets rootsified as only Yonder can, and the result is a cheese-dripping belly full of musical comfort food that warms the body and soul.Yonder may be varying their song structure, but they certainly aren’t abandoning the string music that they named themselves for all those years ago. On “Kobe The Dog,” we get as fine a modern banjo tune as you will hear. The song even closes with another effort at thematically linking song transitions, with a plaintive dog bark morphing into a trains-spinning, steam-driven wheels. “Last Of The Railroad Men,” which comes next, takes a lyrical left turn as wisdom gets thrown out the window with the flash of beauty.The final instrumental of the album, “Up For Brinkleys,” is a rapid fire show of force from Yonder that seems to be more of statement about band solidarity than anything else. While the Yonder Mountain String Band is dead set on expanding upon their limitations, their core is as strong as it has ever been. The way each player detaches from the central jam as they prepare to lend original passages is informative. The final track of the disc, an islands’ energy-infused song called “Groovin’ Away” seems to born from the Yonder’s annual Strings & Sol south-of-the-border getaway. The easy, breezy feel of the music is a perfect way to end this disc, serving as a sunny Aloha from a band both arriving on the scene and finishing their latest recording.Watch Danny Barnes Team With Yonder Mountain At NWSS For Two Barnes Originals [Pro-Shot]Expectations for the follow-up to Black Sheep have been high, and Yonder has managed to produce a record that easily meets and exceeds the wildest dreams of serious fans. Love. Ain’t Love delivers songs that stand head and shoulders above the material on their previous album, which in itself a strong accomplishment. It may be too early to call Love. Ain’t Love the finest Yonder Mountain String Band studio record, though it is surely a solid contender for the crown and a remarkable achievement for the band. There are songs on this disc that do not just deserve but demand the chance to evolve onstage over the next decade, becoming what are sure to be iconic musical touchstones for Kinfolk young and old. You can head over to Yonder’s website here to purchase the album, or stream it below:
Last night, the world received the news that Hugh Hefner, the iconic founder of Playboy, had passed away at the age of 91. For decades, Hefner himself was both the leader and the embodiment of the lavish, socially and sexually forward-thinking lifestyle that the magazine purveyed, all the while building the magazine into a massive media and entertainment industry giant.Hef’s overarching legacy will be predominantly classified by scantily clad women in bunny outfits, the legendary Playboy Mansion and, of course, Playboy Magazine. But amidst the Playboy TVs and the Girls Next Door reality shows and the like, many may gloss over one of Hefner’s most substantive additions to the canon of American culture: his short-lived late-60’s TV show, Playboy After Dark. In a similar concept to his original TV show, Playboy’s Penthouse, each episode of After Dark was set at a “typical” party at Hefner’s house, complete with celebrities and Playboy Playmates who would then chat with their hose and perform for the “party’s” guests.The Grateful Dead Once Dosed The Crew Of ‘Playboy After Dark’ With LSDWhile the (actual) legendary parties at Hef’s house were less about the music than the general air of debauchery and permissiveness, Playboy After Dark managed to pack a truly incredible and diverse list of musicians into its short run of episodes, including The Grateful Dead, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Ike & Tina Turner, Sammy Davis Jr., Harty Nilsson, Deep Purple, Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Steppenwolf, and more. The musicians would chat with Hef, perform a couple tunes, and join the party–some more-so than others, as The Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann would tell you. At that point in time, the LA soundstage on which the “Hefner’s place” set was built was not outfitted for live music performances, so many of the full-band appearances were mimed. But technical limitations aside, by consistently attracting such a star-studded roster of musicians to his show, Hefner made Playboy After Dark a beloved and lasting relic of popular music and culture at the end of the 1960’s that still feels just as entertaining more than 40 years later.Today, in Hefner’s memory, take a look back at some of the most memorable musical guests on Playboy After Dark during the show’s year(ish)-long run from early 1969-1970:James Brown (1969) – “If I Ruled The World”; “Say It Loud” (via YouTube user ishouldwinagrammy)::James Brown (1970) – “Georgia On My Mind”; “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” (via YouTube user ishouldwinagrammy):Sammy Davis Jr./Jerry Lewis – “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby” (via YouTube user Elmo Parsley):Steppenwolf – “Berry Rides Again” & more (via YouTube user Pete Cosmic)Deep Purple – “Hush” (via YouTube user AudioFidelity)Grand Funk Railroad – “Mr. Limousine Driver”; “Please Don’t Worry” (via YouTube user T.J. Ash)Rest in peace, Hef–There will never be another guy quite like you.
Phish‘s anthemic 2016 tune “More,” from their most recent release, Big Boat, illustrates a clear perspective on the uncertain, hostile, violent times in which we live: “There must be something more than this.” Written by Trey Anastasio on the shores of Tortola in the British virgin islands while contemplating the ongoing social and political upheaval occurring on the mainland, the song takes an almost defiant stance against any and all forces of darkness that may try to subvert the ever-present positivity and light in this world: “Vibrating with love and light/ Pulsating with love and light/ In a world gone mad, world gone mad/ There must be something more than this.”After hearing Phish perform the song last Fall in Las Vegas, filmmaker/fan Kelly D. Morris put together an unofficial “music video” for the uplifting tune. The montage combines footage of various menacing, unsettling events of 2016–from police violence toward minorities, to the Dakota Access Pipeline police standoffs, to assaults on the rights of LGBTQ people–with images and footage depicting love, kindness and, of course, Phish.The video made a splash on social media, where “The More Project” and its powerful visual message went viral in the music community. As Morris explains via phish.net’s official song history page for “More” (which she authored in the wake of her video’s success): “There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light. ‘More’ isn’t about despair. It’s about turning the corner from that place, and embracing love, light, and humanity… In ‘More,’ I hear an earnest anthem about taking personal inspiration and turning it outward like a light in the darkness. When life is at its most difficult, there is beauty that transcends the madness. By connecting to each other, and by letting our spirits rise even when our hearts are heavy, we can ride out any storm together in this big boat. The video is intended, and hopefully received, as a reflection of that message.” In the months since the video’s release, Morris has used the video as a platform to inspire public involvement and support for a variety of humanitarian issues, including relief efforts for the recent string of Hurricanes to hit the Southeast U.S. and its surrounding islands, for which Anastasio has recently set up a relief fund.Watch “The More Project,” video for Phish’s “More” via filmmaker Kelly D. Morris‘s YouTube page below:In the wake of the unthinkable events that occurred in Las Vegas last night, this message of defiant togetherness, hope, and light rings truer than ever today.For more information about “The More Project,” head here.
Mihali Savoulidis, lead singer and guitarist of the Vermont rock quartet Twiddle, will embark on an extensive solo tour this fall in support of his upcoming new album. While on tour, Mihali will be debuting several new songs from the upcoming album. In celebration of such, Mihali shares the first new single from the album, “Over Land & Sea,” an acoustic ballad dedicated to his daughter.Mihali’s solo tour will start November 28 in Portland, ME at Portland House of Music and Events (PHOME) and end December 23 in Manchester, NH at Jewel. He will hit his hometown of Burlington, VT at Metronome on the second night of the tour, then head through the northeast playing Worcester, MA, Hamden, CT and Philadelphia, PA before heading to the midwest cities of Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis, MN and City Winery in Chicago, IL. He’ll wrap up the tour moving westward to Denver and Fort Collins in Colorado before circling back to New Hampshire.Click here to download Mihali’s new single “Over Land & Sea,” and see below for a list of his full tour dates. Head to his website for all ticketing information.MIHALI SAVOULIDIS // 2017 SOLO TOURNov 28 – Portland, ME – PHOMENov 29 – Burlington, VT – MetronomeNov 30 – Worcester, MA – Electric HazeDec 01 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer SpaceDec 02 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkboyDec 07 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank HallDec 08 – Minneapolis, MN – IcehouseDec 09 – Chicago, IL – City WineryDec 15 – Denver, CO – Globe HallDec 16 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half NoteDec 23 – Manchester, NH – Jewel[Photo by Daniel Ojeda]
Still riding the high from winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, the poetry-twirling, NOLA-based soul sensations known as Tank and the Bangas have made headlines nationwide, spreading the gospel of their refreshing, energetic performances. Only five months after winning the contest, Tank and the Bangas performed at Portland, Oregon’s Pickathon festival. That performance is now featured as the first episode of NPR’s 2017-2018 Pickathon Woods Series. The series includes hand-picked videos by opbmusic to showcase some of the most exciting performances captured at the Woods Stage during Pickathon. Naturally, Tank and the Bangas won hearts over at Pickathon with their explosively creative set.EXCLUSIVE: Tank of Tank and the Bangas Contemplates Inspiration, Poetry, And ConfidenceIn the video below, Tank and the Bangas perform an extended medley of “Dreaming”, “Crazy Reloaded”, and “Quick” to display their New Orleans-bred power to a crowd of wide-eyed new fans. opbmusic and NPR will continue to share episodes from the Pickathon Wood Stage every month for the rest of the year. Watch Tank and the Bangas below:Visit Tank and the Bangas tour dates on the band’s website.
Gary Clark Jr. has shared the third single which is set to appear on his forthcoming studio album, This Land, which arrives next month on March 1st via Warner Bros. Records. The blues guitarist and singer has already released two other songs–in addition to a live debut–from the album including “This Land”, “Feed The Babies“, and “I Walk Alone“. The latest track, which arrived via streaming services on Friday, is titled “Pearl Cadillac”, and hears Clark returning to the smooth and soulful ballad-style of playing for which he’s famously known.“Pearl Cadillac” features some scorching guitar work from Clark, who utilizes his fuzz pedal to launch the listener into a blissful orbit of notation throughout the new five-minute song. Of the three prior tunes from his new album which have been shared so far, “Pearl Cadillac” really sounds like the moment which his guitar-loving fans have been waiting for. The levels of distortion coming out of Clark’s guitar amps is perfectly balanced by that soulful and warm voice of his. If the latest release from the guitarist is any indication on what else fans can expect to hear on This Land, it should be one hell of an album cycle from the bluesman from Texas in the months to come.The official recording of “Pearl Cadillac” may have only arrived on Friday, but Clark has been mixing the new tune into his live setlists over the last few months. Fans can check out a live performance of the new song in a fan-shot video below, which was filmed during a show at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, TX back in the fall.Gary Clark Jr. – “Pearl Cadillac” – 10/28/2018[Video: rockandroll1018]Clark will make his performance debut on Saturday Night Live next weekend on Saturday, February 16th. He’s also slated to appear as one of the performers for the forthcoming tapings of Austin City Limits for the show’s 45th season later this year. Fans can listen to “Pearl Cadillac” in the partial Spotify stream below.