Gary Clark Jr. Lights Up NYC with Personal and Electrifying Soho Sessions Performance Celebrating ‘JPEG RAW’ Album Release

Article Contributed by The Press House | Published on Thursday, March 21, 2024

This past Tuesday night, in Little Paris, NYC, the home of The Soho Sessions was literally buzzing. The Soho Sessions, an exclusive music-driven community known for curating exceptional live experiences in NYC — hosted a very special performance with Gary Clark Jr., celebrating the imminent release of his new album, JPEG RAW (Warner Records), out Friday, March 22, 2024.

Held at The Soho Sessions headquarters, an elegantly intimate NYC loft, the invitation-only event drew a who's who of NYC. The entertainment industry, celebrity scene, taste-makers and music fans clamored to secure their spot at the quarterly event. Among the attendees were Elle Fanning, Steve Schirripa, Richard Kind, (President of CBS) Brian Applegate, Michael Novogratz (who sat in the front row all night), celebrity chef Amanda Freitag, media legends Gus Wenner, David Fricke, and Anthony Mason, among a few hundred others, all of whom were seen enjoying the night's magic and Clark's mesmerizing set. The Austin-based guitar hero played through his new record — the fourth studio release from the four-time Grammy winner. The room was captivated by his sound and it was clear that everyone there knew they were witnessing something special.

JPEG RAW is a powerful and expansive artistic statement that marks a grand step in his musical evolution. While retaining the deep and true resonance of his blues foundations and guitar virtuosity with subtlety yet conviction, he reaches well beyond this time. For JPEG RAW, Clark placed a heavy emphasis on song and studio craft, but without losing the rawness that made him a legend and caused Rolling Stone to crown him “The Chosen One.”

In addition to celebrating Clark’s new album, this edition of The Soho Sessions also celebrates music through raising awareness and funds for Music Will, the organization that has provided music teacher training, curriculum, and instruments to over 6,000 schools across all 50 states - impacting over 1.6 million students to date. The nonprofit strives to reach a million more students by 2027 while making music education accessible to all students regardless of their socio-economic circumstances.

The Soho Sessions featuring Gary Clark Jr. will be available to watch for free on The show will air on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5 p.m. ET, with an opportunity for viewers to donate to Music Wills during the initial broadcast. For more information about The Soho Sessions, visit