Gary Clark Jr. is best known as a blues guitar virtuoso. And sure, that’s true. But he’s more than that too, as one listen to any of his three studio albums reveals. Since his 2012 major-label debut, “Blak and Blu,” Clark has pushed at the edges of what the blues can be, incorporating elements of R&B, Michael Jackson-esque pop (he’s been a fan since he saw him live at age 4, per his online biography), funk, hard rock, punk and hip-hop. It’s no wonder he’s received props from artists as varied as Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Tom Morello, Joe Walsh and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, among many others. His most recent album, this year’s “This Land,” may be his most daring yet, furthering his musical experimentation while delving into personal stories of racism (the title track in particular was inspired by neighbors questioning ownership of his property in his native Texas). Clark brings the tour behind this album to Les Schwab Amphitheater on Saturday.
Gary Clark Jr., with Los Coast: 7 p.m. Saturday, gates open at 5:30 p.m.; $39.50 plus fees in advance, $45 plus fees day-of-show; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; bendconcerts.com or 541-312-8510.