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13 September, 2019Print

Delbert McClinton Unveils First Video From #1 Billboard Blues Debut Tall Dark And Handsome

Delbert McClinton Unveils First Video From #1 Billboard Blues Debut Tall Dark And Handsome

Received Americana Lifetime Achievement Award For Performance This Week At Americana Honors And Awards


On the heels of a #1 Billboard Blues debut and being celebrated at the Americana® Honors and Awards in Nashville earlier this week, Delbert McClinton has released the first music video from his new album Tall, Dark, and Handsome. Consisting of all new, all original songs written or co-written by Delbert, the godfather of Americana is making “the best music of his career” according to Rolling Stone.  

The video for this smokin’ two minutes of Texas blues captures Delbert’s playful earnestness and effortless cool. Watch “If I Hock My Guitar Here”:

Read an interview with Delbert at Billboard that posted this morning along with the video:

When Tall, Dark, and Handsome debuted last month, it hit the #1 spot of the Billboard Blues chart, making it Delbert’s fourth record to have reached #1 or #2 on the Blues chart. The record’s first single “If I Hock My Guitar” was included in Rolling Stone’s listof Best Country and Americana Songs To Hear Now. 

Earlier this week, The Americana Music Association celebrated Delbert’s legacy, honoring him with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance at the Americana Honors and Awards.  

With over 60 years of recording and touring to his credit, McClinton is a true musical zelig: he toured with the Beatles, backed Bo Diddley and Howlin’ Wolf, helped to inspire The Blues Brothers, and performed everywhere from SNL to Austin City Limits (both multiple times) along the way. His songs have been covered by Buddy Guy, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, and Wynonna Judd - to name a few.  

Delbert continues his high-octane 2019 with an extensive U.S. tour that will continue into December.

Additional Praise for Tall, Dark & Handsome

"Tall, Dark, & Handsome is a huge achievement in Texas blues and roots music" - KUTX

"Bold and restless...Tall, Dark, And Handsome is the work of a master stylist, a musician who draws upon old, familiar sounds and creates something idiosyncratic and soulful in equal measure.” - AllMusic

"It sounds inspired and freewheeling, like he’s just getting’s a sturdy, unflinchingly eclectic indication of his diversity and sheer professionalism." - American Songwriter, 3.5 / 5 review

"Sixty years on, living legend Delbert McClinton hasn’t lost a bit of steam." - Glide


Tour Dates:

9/14 - Nashville, TN - AmericanaFest (3rd & Lindsley, 1130PM)

9/20 - Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre

9/21 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music

10/11 - Helena, AK - King Biscuit Blues Festival

10/12 - Chattanooga, TN - The Walker Theatre

11/1 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere

11/2 - Durham, NC - Rhythms Live

12/6 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theater

12/7 - Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester Performance Center