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Delbert McCinton’s Tall, Dark, And Handsome(Thirty Tigers) Out Today

 "It's Not A Stretch To Say That McClinton, At 78, Is Making The Best Music Of His Career" - Rolling Stone Country

Delbert McClinton’s Tall, Dark, And Handsome (Thirty Tigers) Out Today


Delbert McClinton has released Tall, Dark, and Handsome (Thirty Tigers), a new album that is a swirling, joyous celebration of Delbert’s Texas roots and boasts a track list of completely new songs, all original and either written or co-written by Delbert. It has been met with a wave of early praise, song spotlights and features with Rolling Stone CountryBillboard, Bluegrass SituationKUTXCowboys & Indians, and beyond. Delbert will launch an expansive U.S. tour with a celebratory hometown show in Nashville tonight, and will continue touring into December, including an appearance at Americana Fest in September and a taping for Season 5 of the syndicated public television show The Kate in August.

 Listen to “Let’s Get Down Like We Used To” here:

Listen to “If I Hock My Guitar” here:

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Praise for Tall, Dark & Handsome

"It's not a stretch to say that McClinton, at 78, is making the best music of his career" Rolling Stone Country

"The legendary Texan has been making unforgettable music for decades" - Billboard

"Delbert tops himself with the engaging, energetic diversity of Tall, Dark, & Handsome...his best, most consistently enjoyable album in years" - No Depression

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

"Remains as sharp as ever...shows he can still heat things up" - Philadelphia Inquirer

"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" AmericanSongwriter, 3.5 / 5

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


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, Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, and Wynonna Judd - to name a few.  


Tour dates 

7/26 - Nashville, TN - City Winery

7/27 - Mt. Vernon, KY - Renfro Valley Center

8/2 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

8/3 - The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe

8/16 - Fairfield, CT - Stage One

8/17 - Hartford, CT - Infinity Hall

8/20 - Old Saybrook, CT - The Kate/Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

8/30 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theater 

8/31 - Morehead City, NC - Crystal Coast Civic Center

9/14 - Nashville, TN - AmericanaFest 

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