Delbert McClinton is a blues-rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist.
On this Delbert McClinton interview, stories about working with Jimmy Reed, Buster Brown, BB King… smoking his first joint with Sonny Boy Williamson, a funny story about something that happened at Freddie King’s funeral... the origins of his deep, empathetic understanding of the blues, backstory to his #1 hit, “Hey! Baby,” with Bruce Channel… getting taken advantage of in the music business, the one woman who broke Delbert’s heart, the benefit of “ignorance & commitment,” and how they helped him persevere, surviving bypass surgery & how it changed him, Mexico and LOADS more stories. This man is the REAL deal, no BS! Delbert McClinton’s been performing since 1957. During this time, he’s been inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame... had 4 LPs hit # 1 on the Blues charts, 1 at #2... and won 4 Grammys. In 2020, his 63rd year of performing, he won his 4th Grammy, this one for Best Traditional Blues Album: Tall, Dark, & Handsome (his 26th), an LP that many people feel is one of the best of his career. He also received the Americana Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance... and he celebrated the 26th annual Sandy Beaches Cruise, which he started Support this Show:  Subscribe  Facebook: Instagram: 
Americana Music Association lifetime achievement award-winning Delbert McClinton gives us the full oral history of all things Delbert McClinton!!
The always entertaining Delbert McClinton calls up Kyle Meredith to discuss the stories behind Tall, Dark, and Handsome. We hear about how McClinton splits his time in his Mexico home, his thoughts on the current political climate of Central America and the US, as well as the struggle of making it in Nashville, working with his kids, and getting his own star on an Austin sidewalk. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
3 time Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton chats with Mark about music and UFOs! Join us for a fantastic journey with the man that inspired Lyle Lovett to say: “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert."
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Nov 4th, 1940
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4 hours, 3 minutes
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