On May 1st, well-known Los Angeles Broadcast Music Journalist Nic Harcourt made a very special induction into the Guitar Center RockWalk. The Guitar Center in Hollywood hosted the special private event honoring four-time Grammy®  Award Winner Gary Clark Jr. After the ceremony, he performed for the first time since his genre-bending full-length JPEG RAW dropped.

RockWalk is held to honor musicians who have fostered impactful growth in rock, blues, and R&B music. The induction included a handprint ceremony amidst other legendary prints and proof of artists like Queen, Carlos Santana, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and others. This was the first time in 6 years that the RockWalk ceremony happened, with the last inductee being 2018’s Sheila E. As big fans of Gary Clark Jr. – whose work has similar energy to legendary musicians like Dean Martin, The Temptations, and otherwise – we were ecstatic to find out about the revival of this event.

“We are thrilled to welcome Gary Clark Jr. into the esteemed ranks of Guitar Center’s RockWalk inductees,” enthused Guitar Center CEO Gabe Dalporto. “His extraordinary talent and contributions to music make him a perfect fit for this honor. Gary’s induction is a testament to his incredible impact on the world of music, and we were pleased to celebrate his achievements at this year’s ceremony. His handprints are a prestigious addition to Guitar Center’s RockWalk, alongside the legends who have shaped the industry.”

I am honored to be the latest inductee into Guitar Center’s RockWalk. This recognition holds immense significance for me, as it not only reflects my unwavering dedication and love for music but also acknowledges the respect and admiration of my peers and fellow musicians, who I also equally love and admire.

Meredith Schneider