Gary Clark Jr. had a busy Sunday night as he took home three Grammys at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Most notably, Clark Jr’s. This Land edged past Larkin Poe‘s Venom & Faith and Robert Randolph & The Family Band‘s Brighter Days to win “Best Contemporary Blues Album”. In addition to beating out Bones UK, Karen O & Danger Mouse, and Brittany Howard for “Best Rock Performance,” his song “This Land”, the title track from his 2019 release, also took home the award for “Best Rock Song,” beating out Tool‘s “Fear Inoculum”.
The elevated blues-rocker wasn’t just there to accept awards, however. After releasing a remix of “This Land” with The Roots last week, Gary Clark Jr. and “The Legendary Roots Crew” performed the song together at The Grammys on Sunday night.
The deeply emotional song illustrates Clark’s pain, anger, and dismay that developed from years of racial discrimination. Highlighted by a beefy hip-hop rhythm section and heavily distorted guitar, “This Land” further blurs the lines between modern-day hip-hop and the deep southern blues of the early 20th century.
Below, watch some clips of Gary Clark Jr. and The Roots performing “This Land” at The Grammys.
Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land” – Live at The Grammys [Fan-Shot]
Finally GARY CLARK JR IS ON! pic.twitter.com/HqrEow0L65
— Mary 😎AQUARIUS 😎 (@Bubbles75757575) January 27, 2020
— Ryon (@ryonhorne) January 27, 2020
Awesome to see Gary Clark Jr getting the recognition he deserves. One of the best concerts I saw in 2019. This Land was such an amazing and power album. pic.twitter.com/7bBn0np8GF
— Mike Anderson (@VUmander) January 27, 2020
The impassioned performance on Sunday night was not the first time Gary Clark Jr. and The Roots performed “This Land” over the Grammy weekend, though. When The Roots performed at Live House Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday night (1/25) they welcomed Clark Jr. to the stage to perform “This Land” in a much more intimate setting. Watch a fan-shot video of the entire song below.
The Roots ft. Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land” – 1/25/20
[Video: Thomas Hayes]
While Gary Clark Jr. has no currently scheduled tour dates, his Grammy award-winning album, This Land, is on sale now. Visit his official website to purchase and stay up to date on the latest tour information.