The Black Keys’ ninth studio album, “Let’s Rock,” was released on June 28 via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. Auerbach says, “When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen.” “Let’s Rock” has received critical praise, with Paste saying, “If you want something you can crank up at backyard barbecues or in the car with the windows down, well, The Black Keys have two words for you, and they’re in the album title.” and The Wall Street Journal adds, “The Black Keys have mastered the form of guitar-based music, and the craft at work on these dozen songs is something to behold.” The band also is featured in The New York Times Sunday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure section and were profiled on CBS This Morning, which can be seen below.
About Gary Clark Jr.:
Clark achieved global impact following his first Grammy Award in 2014 winning Best Traditional R&B Performance for the track “Please Come Home” from his Warner Records debut album Blak And Blu, and seemingly never left the road. Throughout 2019 Clark ascended to greater heights with the release of This Land – his third full-length studio album which bowed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, marking his third consecutive Top 10 debut. The album and single of the same name attracted acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and more. He has performed on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, CBS News Sunday, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Howard Stern Show, WTF with Marc Maron and more. Clark’s domestic tours became instant sell outs and his international profile found him topping bills at legendary festivals around the world and venues including the Hollywood Bowl, along with multiple appearances in stadiums supporting and sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones. Most recently, Clark won three more Grammy Awards including Best Rock Performance“This Land,” Best Rock Song“This Land,” and Best Contemporary Blues Album THIS LAND. Clark also performed his award-winning single “This Land,” backed by The Roots at this year’s Grammy Award ceremony and released their version of the track. To date, Clark has been nominated for six GRAMMY Awards® and won four. Clark is currently working on his follow-up to THIS LAND.
About Jessy Wilson:
Prior to launching her solo career, Jessy Wilson’s resume included musical theater, international tours as an backup singer with Alicia Keys and John Legend, fronting the acclaimed duo Muddy Magnolias and GRAMMY-nominated songwriting collaborations with everyone from Usher and Kanye West to Faith Hill and Macy Gray. 2019 saw the release of her debut solo release, Phase, which was written and recorded with producer Patrick Carney, drummer for the Black Keys. In addition to her own album that year, Wilson appears prominently on 6 tracks on Tyler, the Creator’s #1 GRAMMY-winning album, IGOR. She has toured extensively in support of Phase including tours with The Black Keys and Modest Mouse, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti, Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty, and Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan, as well as supporting The Heavy across Europe. Many of Jessy’s songs have been synced in television, films and commercials around the world.