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It was only a week ago that Esquire Magazine pegged Gary Clark, Jr. the next Rock God, and tonight the 29-year-old Grammy winning guitarist was put to the test as he performed The National Anthem at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. The guitar rendition was slightly reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, and something very new to the All-Star crowd who are used to the song being performed by powerhouse voices. Although Gary has an amazing voice, he chose to do an entirely instrumental version.

Also: If you enjoyed Gary Clark, Jr. bringing something different to the “Star-Spangled Banner,” let’s also rewind back to over 30 years ago, when Marvin Gaye performed the song, and let’s just say his spin on it was very —unique.

Check both out below:

Gary Clark, Jr. performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2014 NBA All-Star game

Read more: Necole Bitchie.com: [A Different Spin] Gary Clark, Jr. Performs The National Anthem At The All-Star Game, Plus Marvin Gaye Revisited http://necolebitchie.com/2014/02/16/a-different-spin-gary-clark-jr-performs-the-national-anthem-at-the-all-star-game-plus-marvin-gaye-revisited/#ixzz2tbW54QGf

[A Different Spin] Gary Clark, Jr. Performs The National Anthem At The All-Star Game, Plus Marvin Gaye Revisited  was originally published on zhiphopcleveland.com