Multi-Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton is "One of the Fortunate Few," who has managed to live his dreams for more than six decades. The stars have aligned for Delbert. Those stars may have leaned toward the blues, but Delbert has managed to keep them on the bright side.
Delbert has taken to that open road, full speed ahead. He is playing in legendary, historic, and top venues from New York to California. He is planning his 22nd Annual Sandy Beaches Caribbean Cruise in January of 2016. He's working on a new album, and plans to have it ready to go in time for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration. He has one of the hottest bands he has ever toured with. And he is writing like never before.
The music for the new album is new and fresh, and maintains that Delbert McClinton signature. He easily describes what some struggle to define: "Call it blues or country rock or American roots or whatever, but one of the most important things about my songs continues to be that there is always a way out. Nothing I write spirals into the abyss. It's all `I'll be all right.' The music is mostly so positive, in that `I'll be okay'... `and maybe if'... `I'm hoping that' frame of mind.... I always want to have an uplifting draft in the breeze of the song."
So what keeps the energy in more than 60 years of music? His incredible musical versatility has been a blessing and a curse. He has managed to stay ahead of the curve - rather than just riding the wave of musical popularity. He has paddled out and caught the wave as it is forming as an innovator in American music.
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