Paramount Gala 2022 Performers
Gary Clark Jr.
Clark achieved global impact following his first Grammy Award in 2014 winning Best Traditional R&B Performance for the track “Please Come Home” from his Warner Records debut album Blak And Blu, and seemingly never left the road. Throughout 2019 Clark ascended to greater heights with the release of This Land – his third full-length studio album which bowed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, marking his third consecutive Top 10 debut. The album and single of the same name attracted acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and more. He has performed on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, CBS News Sunday, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Howard Stern Show, WTF with Marc Maron and more. Clark’s domestic tours became instant sell outs and his international profile found him topping bills at legendary festivals around the world and venues including the Hollywood Bowl, along with multiple appearances in stadiums supporting and sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones. Most recently, Clark won three more Grammy Awards including Best Rock Performance “This Land,” Best Rock Song “This Land,” and Best Contemporary Blues Album THIS LAND. Clark also performed his award-winning single “This Land,” backed by The Roots at this year’s Grammy Award ceremony and released their version of the track. To date, Clark has been nominated for six GRAMMY Awards® and won four. Clark is currently working on his follow-up to THIS LAND.
For more info, visit: garyclarkjr.com
Notoriously recognized as “Obama’s DJ,” DJ Mel is one of Texas’ most well-rounded and high profiled DJs. Based in Austin with past performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Voodoo Festival, 2015-2019 NFL Draft, 57th Presidential Inauguration for Barack Obama, 2012 Democratic National Convention, Election Night 2012 at Obama HQ, Obama Farewell Address, White House Easter Egg Roll 2013-2016, 2016 Iowa Caucus & New Hampshire Primary for Bernie Sanders, 2016 X-Games, 2011 California Democratic State Convention, 2011 Tour de France, 2010 NCAA Women’s Final Four and has one of the longest-running DJ weeklies in the US at the legendary West Campus bar, Nasty’s (1996-2017). He is the Official DJ for The University of Texas Men’s Basketball Team. Mel regularly tours throughout the US and abroad. In 2014, he was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame.
For more info, visit: djmel.com
Eve Monsees & Mike Buck
Blues Grooves, Texas Roots and Rock n Roll from Austin, TX
For more info, visit: eveandtheexiles.com