The appealing double bill of My Morning Jacket and Gary Clark Jr. made for a great evening at NYC’s Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday (7/15). Pictures from the show are in the gallery above.
Gary Clark Jr.’s confident swagger and adept musicianship make him an exciting live act, and you can catch him again in NYC at Afropunk Fest and NJ’s Stone Pony Summerstage (with Michael Kiwanuka) in August, and at Madison Square Garden in September as part of Eric Clapton’s tour (that also includes Jimmie Vaughan).
The highlight of MMJ’s stunning 22-song set was a 10-minute rendition (complete with mirrorball illumination) of “Phone Went West” off 2001’s At Dawn, right before the encore. Hopes of a Gary Clark Jr/MMJ onstage collaboration never materialized, but Clark could be seen hanging out side-stage for most of the show. My Morning Jacket’s setlist, plus a couple videos from the show and remaining tour dates, are below.
SETLIST: My Morning Jacket @ Forest Hills Stadium 7/15/2017
The Way That He Sings
A New Life (Jim James song)
Tropics (Erase Traces)
I Will Sing You Songs
Spring (Among the Living)
Run Thru / Off the Record
Phone Went West
State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)(Jim James song)
Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2
One Big Holiday
My Morning Jacket – 2017 Tour Dates
Aug 10 Montage Mountain Scranton, PA Tickets
Aug 11 Montage Mountain Scranton, PA Tickets
Aug 12 Mass Moca North Adams, MA
SETLIST: Gary Clark Jr @ Forest Hills Stadium 7/15/2017
Catfish Blues (Robert Petway cover)
Next Door Neighbor Blues
Ain’t Messin ‘Round
When My Train Pulls In
photos by Toby Tenenbaum