In and around Austin, Texas….the Live Music Capital of the World….there is one man who not only fills the house with “roadhouse blues” fans….but fills the house full of beautiful women that like to dance….and that my friends is Delbert McClinton….as he has been doing so for a very long time now. We at ImaSportsphile don’t know what it is about “those bad boys from West Texas”….but the “young fillies” sure do like them.
Delbert McClinton is an American blues rock and electric blues (we call it roadhouse blues in Texas) singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist….who started his career as a sideman in 1962….while becoming a band leader in 1972. McClinton has recorded albums for several major record labels…along with singles that have reached the Billboard Hot 100….Mainstream Rock Tracks….and Hot Country Songs charts. His highest-charting single was “Tell Me About It”….which was a 1992 duet with Tanya Tucker….which reached # 4 on the Country chart….whereas four of his albums have been # 1 on the U.S. Blues chart….and another reached # 2.
He was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in March 2011 along with Lee Roy Parnell, Bruce Channel, Gary Nicholson, and Cindy Walker….and his last performance was on the Frankie Miller album Double Take…. which was released in 2016….when his voice is merged with Miller’s in the song “Beginner at the Blues”.