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Delbert McClinton (born November 4, 1940) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a multi-Grammy Award winner. His genres include country, American blues-rock, and electric blues.

Early Years

McClinton was born in Lubbock, Texas. He began playing the harmonica at age five. When he was ten years old, he received his first guitar as a gift from his uncle. He soon began performing with country and western bands in the area. In high school, worked in a bar band, The Straitjackets. In Great Britain, McClinton assisted John Lennon in learning the finer points of blues harmonica playing while touring with the Channel band.

Career

In the early 1972s, McClinton moved to Los Angeles. In the 1970s, McClinton released several solo albums and toured with his own band. He also collaborated with Bonnie Raitt on several occasions. His song “Two More Bottles of Wine” became a hit single in 1978.

McClinton continued to release albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 2000, he won his first Grammy Award for the album Live from Austin, Texas. He was nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won four Grammy Awards

Discography

Studio albums

  • Delbert & Glen 1972
  • Subject to Change 1973
  • Victim of Life’s Circumstances 1975
  • Genuine Cowhide 1976
  • Love Rustler 1977
  • Second Wind 1978
  • Keeper of the Flame 1979
  • The Jealous Kind 1980
  • Plain from the Heart 1981
  • Honky Tonkin’ 1987
  • Live from Austin 1989
  • I’m with You 1990
  • Never Been Rocked Enough 1992
  • Feelin’ Alright 1993
  • Delbert McClinton1993
  • Shot from the Saddle 1994
  • Honky Tonk ‘n Blues 1994
  • Let the Good Times Roll 1995
  • One of the Fortunate Few 1997
  • Nothing Personal 2001
  • Room to Breathe 2002
  • Live 2003
  • Cost of Living 2005
  • Live from Austin, TX 2006
  • Rockin’ Blues 2007
  • Acquired Taste 2009
  • Blind, Crippled and Crazy 2013
  • Prick of the Litter 2017
  • Tall, Dark & Handsome 2019