Celebrated three-time Grammy award winner Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men will release their newest recording, Prick Of The Litter on January 27th, 2017. Prick Of The Litter contains 12 new songs that feature the soulful blend of blues, jazz, country and rock that has become synonymous with McClinton’s distinctive style. His songs and soul-stirring performances have connected with audiences across the country as well as his peers. Throughout the decades, McClinton has ridden the wave of major label success, penned songs that have been cut by successful country and blues artists, collaborated with artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to Tanya Tucker and continued to create relevant and distinctive music.
The songs and vibe of Prick Of The Litter reflect a jazzier side of McClinton, beautifully capturing where the revered artist is in his life and career. The theme of romance, and his signature sense of humor shine throughout on songs such as “Middle Of Nowhere” and “Like Lovin’ Used To Be” while on “Jones For You” McClinton describes a character giving up his vices and struggling to be a better man. The band’s use of space and groove inspired by Johnny Mercer, Nat King Cole and other crooners sets the stage for McClinton’s weathered vocal which has only gotten sweeter with time.
Prick Of The Litter was recorded with the support of McClinton’s working band, Self- Made Men who include Bob Britt (guitar), Kevin McKendree (keyboards), Mike Joyce (bass), Jack Bruno (drums) and Quentin Ware (trumpet). The chemistry of this group of musicians, the best band he’s ever had according to McClinton is on full display on this album. Prick Of The Litter was co-produced by McClinton, McKendree and Britt who also jointly contributed to co-writing over half the new songs on the album.
Considered a master among Texas music afficionados, rock artists (he gave harp lessons to a young John Lennon), blues experts, and critics alike, McClinton is highly respected, not only for the incredible longevity of his career but for his ability to meld genres into his own style. The blues and jazz laden Prick Of The Litter is another fine example of this.
McClinton and Self-Made Men will be touring heavily in support of the new album, including the 23rd year of his annual Sandy Beaches Cruise, which kicks off on January 6th, 2017. A full list of tour dates is included below.
DELBERT MCCLINTON & THE SELF-MADE MEN TOUR DATES
October 18th – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
October 19th – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur
October 21st – Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Hall
October 22nd – New York, NY @ BB King’s
November 4th – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
November 5th – Kinston, NC @ The Sweet Potato Jam 2016
November 18th – New Braunfels, TX @ Gruene Hall
November 26th – Baton Rouge, LA @ L’Auberge Casino
December 9th – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
December 11th – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
January 6-13th – Tampa, FL @ Sandy Beaches Cruise 23
January 28th – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse Theater
February 3rd – Frankfort, KY @ Grand Theatre
February 10th – Weirsdale, FL @ Orange Blossom Opry
February 11th – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theater
February 25th – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
March 4th – Newberry, SC @ Newberry Opera House
March 11th – Decatur, IL @ Lincoln Theater
March 18th – Phoenixville, PA @ The Colonial Theatre
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