Delbert McClinton has released four CDs that have reached No. 1 on the blues albums chart, has been inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame and won a Grammy Award.
And that's just since 2001.
back a couple more decades, and there's the Top 10 single "Giving It Up
For Your Love," the popular country duet with Tanya Tucker "Tell Me
About It," and another Grammy Award for his duet with Bonnie Raitt,
"Good Man, Good Woman."
McClinton also wrote the Emmylou Harris No. 1 hit "Two More Bottles of Wine."
And gave harmonica lessons to John Lennon.
Yes, THAT John Lennon.
a Texas roots music hero who first tasted international fame in the
early 1960s, has finally started to slow down a little.
scheduled just a handful of shows this month including his headlining
spot at the Sarasota Blues and Music Festival on Saturday.
don't care anymore about being out there eight days a week," McClinton
said by phone while vacationing in Mexico earlier his month. "I work
just enough to satisfy the jones."
Sarasota Blues and Music Festival schedule
—Delbert McClinton publicity photo provided.