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December 6, 2019

Rolling Stone calls him the “Godfather of Americana Music,” and rightfully so.

musical style grew from his Texas roots. A little Tejano. A little Bob Wills. Throw in some
Jimmy Reed harmonica. Add a splash of Big Joe Turner, and a big band horn section. He
has also been nominated for Grammys in the Country category, and has been featured
in media from the Los Angeles Times to the Washington Post. He has developed a sound
that continues to serve him well, as evidenced by the three Grammy Awards for
Contemporary Blues on his mantel.

Born in Lubbock, raised in Fort Worth, and now with homes in Austin, Nashville, and San
Miguel de Allende, Delbert recognizes that he has been One Of The Fortunate Few. He
grew up with a backstage pass to some of the most significant moments in American culture
and music history.

Tall, Dark, & Handsome (Thirty Tigers/Hot Shot Records), the follow-up to Delbert’s 2016
Prick of the Litter, offers the easy balance of experience and adventure that has
characterized his career for more than sixty years. With this, his 26th original album,
Delbert celebrates the strength of his songwriting expertise, the energy of his live
performances, and the drive of his touring band.

From his early Fort Worth bands, the Straitjackets and the Rondels, to his current band,
Self-Made Men + Dana, he continues to play sold-out concert halls and dance halls,
historical theatres and music festivals across the nation. A major player in several waves of
the national surge of Texas music popularity, Delbert has performed multiple
times on Saturday Night Live, has been featured on Austin City Limits seven times, as one
of the most celebrated guests on the popular series; and appeared on many other national
television shows.

His career truly defines Americana music: Delbert’s unique story of American history with
big horns, a strong rhythm section and a hot harmonica lead. To borrow from one of the
songs on Tall, Dark & Handsome, whether he’s doing a live show or a recording, you can
be assured that Delbert McClinton “don’t leave no chicken on the bone.”

Located at Bijou Theatre

Friday, Dec 6 - 7pm