Delbert McClinton, one of America’s great vocal stylists, will close out
the 2010 Kenneth Threadgill Concert Series THIS Saturday evening, October 16th at the historic Municipal Auditorium in Downtown Greenville. From growing up in the 50’s and early 60’s in the clubs of Fort Worth playing harmonica with blues legends like Jimmy Reed, Howlin’ Wolf and Sonny Boy Williams, to his pop hit “Giving It Up for Your Love”, to his Grammy award winning duet with Bonnie Raitt on “Good Man, Good Woman”, and on into the 21st century with two more Grammys in the best contemporary blues album category, Delbert McClinton has made his mark on American music over the last five decades. And he’s stronger than ever with his latest album 2009’s Acquired Taste, which was produced by Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt) and includes co-writes with Guy Clark and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers. Acquired Taste is a juke joint blend of musical styles. McClinton’s signature sound mixes all the styles he heard growing up in Texas – rhythm and blues, country, soul, rock and jazz. The man who taught John Lennon the harmonica on a trip to England has one of the most soulful voices in music today, in any genre. With songs like “Two More Bottles of Wine” (a hit for Emmylou Harris), McClinton long ago established himself as a top rate songwriter as well. McClinton and his full band, The Dick50, will headline the Threadgill Series concert on October 16th. Doors at the Auditorium open at 6:30 pm. [youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7tFeVLNH5E&feature=related [/youtube]
Posted by: Sam Moore
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