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The celebrated Delbert McClinton is an icon when it comes to those who are passionate about Texas roots music. His natural affinity to blend blues, country, soul and rock and roll together makes him a must-see!

To catch him on the road, head out to Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut, and The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina. And don't forget, that you can always sign up for event updates through StubHub to find out where Delbert McClinton is taking the stage next.


Delbert McClinton Background

A true blue Texan, Delbert McClinton was born in Lubbock and raised in Fort Worth. McClinton discovered the blues in his formative teen years. It didn't take him long to perfect the harmonica. He quickly found himself working consistently on the local club scene, where artists earned a living by playing varying styles of music on different weeknights.

McClinton's most memorable early gig was with the Straitjackets. The Straitjackets were a well-known house band at a blues/R&B club. McClinton reveled in the opportunity to play harp behind blues legends like Jimmy Reed, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Howlin' Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson II.

When 1960 rolled around, McClinton's cover of Wake Up Baby was playing on the radio. McClinton's version of Williamson's tune earmarked him as the first white artist to have a record spun on the local blues radio station, KNOK.

But that was only just the beginning for McClinton. His harmonica was notably featured on Bruce Channel's No. 1 hit, Hey! Baby! He also tagged along on Fort Worth native Channel's tour of England and even gave harp lessons to a very young John Lennon.

When McClinton headed back across the pond, he established a group coined the Rondells. They landed a minor chart single in 1965 with If You Really Want Me to, I'll Go. Although the Rondells never quite made it to the big time, McClinton immersed himself in making the rounds of the club and roadhouse circuit in Texas during the '60s. His efforts paid off when his reputation continued to grow.

In 1972, McClinton decided to relocate to L.A., where he collaborated with Glen Clark, also a Fort Worth native singer/songwriter. Delbert & Glen, as they came to be known, inked a deal with a small affiliate of Atlantic. Delbert & Glen's music kept up with the country-rock pace. They released two albums in 1972 and 1973. The Victim of Life's Circumstances, his debut album, was followed by the releases of Genuine Cowhide (1976) and Love Rustler (1977), which both garnered praise.

Neither record scored any big sales, so McClinton returned back to the Lone Star State and went on to release his solo album in 1975. McClinton didn't rock the house when it came to commercial success, but he did draw attention from other artists. In 1978, Emmylou Harris raided McClinton's repertoire and took his Two More Bottles of Wine straight to the top of the country charts. For the remainder of the '70s, McClinton came out with Second Wind (1978) and Keeper of the Flame (1979).

The 1980s started off on the right foot for McClinton when he came out with The Jealous Kind. This album generated his first Top 40 hit, Givin' It Up for Your Love, which burned up both the country and pop charts.

Over the years, McClinton went through several record labels, which ultimately lead to his decision to take a hiatus from recording after his 1981 release of Plain From the Heart. He focused all of his attention on performing live. His next major appearance was on Roy Buchanan's album, Dancing on the Edge. His guest appearance on the guitarist's album helped him score a deal with Alligator. In 1989, McClinton put out his comeback album, Live from Austin. This album turned out to be a page turner in McClinton's story, earning him his first Grammy nomination!

In 1990, McClinton signed on with Curb, premiering with I'm with You. He then relocated to Nashville where people were knocking on his door for his songwriting talents. McClinton was soon penning songs for Lee Roy Parnell, Martina McBride, Wynonna, Vince Gill and more!

Good Man, Good Woman put McClinton on the map, bringing him his first Grammy for Best Rock Vocal, Duo or Group, which quickly put McClinton into the limelight. He kept up the momentum with 1992's Never Been Rocked Enough, which included Melissa Etheridge and Tom Petty.

Most recently, McClinton reunited with Clark after a 40-year hiatus for an album containing new material.


Delbert McClinton Hit Albums

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/musician Delbert McClinton has been active as a side man since the early 1960s and as the frontman for bands since 1972. He has recorded several major-label albums and landed several hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100, the Hot Country Songs charts and Mainstream Rock Tracks. His albums include: Delbert & Glen (1972); Subject To Change (1973); Victim of Life's Circumstances (1975); Genuine Cowhide (1976); Love Rustler (1977); Second Wind (1978); Keeper of the Flame (1979); The Jealous Kind (1980); Plain from the Heart (1981); Feelin' Alright (1984); Live from Austin (1989); I'm with You (1990); Never Been Rocked Enough (1992); Delbert McClinton (1993); One of the Fortunate Few (1997); Nothing Personal (2001); Cost of Living (2005); Blind, Crippled and Crazy (2013).


Delbert McClinton Trivia

Did you know McClinton had a country hit in a duet with Tanya Tucker? That's right... Tell Me About It landed at No. 4 on the country chart.


Delbert McClinton Concert Experience

Delbert McClinton tickets are available for this blues artist how knows how to play a mean harmonica. McClinton has jammed with artists like Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Melissa Etheridge. He even lent a hand to John Lennon in helping him learn how to play the harmonica!

Now is your chance to experience this legendary artist in person! McClinton is back on the road again, so make sure you catch one of his energetic live performances before it's too late!

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