Gary Clark Jr. Surprise Guests With William Bell At Jimmy Vivino’s NYC Blues Revue [Video]

first_imgLast night at BB King Blues Club & Grill in New York City, Conan bandleader Jimmy Vivino hosted the inaugural NYC Blues Revue – An All Star Fundraiser For The Blues Foundation. The event was put together by producer Greg Williamson, and enlisted a serious “who’s-who” list of musicians, including Shemekia Copeland, John Sebastian, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Krasno, Marcus King, Scott Sharrard, Tash Neal, Sam Moore, and many more, the biggest surprise of the night came when Vivino called out another special guest from backstage. The crowd quickly realized who he was signaling to, as Gary Clark Jr. (also known as “The Chosen One”) came to join the band on stage.Gary Clark Jr. (who is in town to open for Eric Clapton at Madison Square Garden Thursday and Friday night) acquiesced, and with Vivino handing over his axe to the Austin, TX-based guitarist, commanded the stage for a few minutes alongside Grammy Award winner and soul singing legend William Bell. The two are no strangers to one another, as they performed Bell’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” together at the Grammy’s earlier this year. Check out video of the sit-in below, courtesy of Jon Hammer:last_img read more