Delbert McClinton

One of the Fortunate Few

978-1-62349-931-0 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
232 pp. 30 color, 30 b&w photos. Bib. Index.
Pub Date: 07/12/2021


Much has happened with Delbert McClinton since the first edition of Delbert McClinton: One Of The Fortunate Few was released in 2017.  That year, Rolling Stone called him “The Godfather of Americana Music,” and in 2019, he received the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award. He received a Grammy® in 2020 for Best Traditional Blues Album.  

This new in paper edition includes a new foreword, two new chapters, and several updates.

“Asserts the songwriter's centrality in forging a uniquely Texas blend of blues, country, R&B, and rock.”—The Austin Chronicle

“Delbert McClinton’s many fans will find One of the Fortunate Few reaffirming, shedding light on a truly selfless, generous soul. Those unfamiliar with Delbert will be instantly drawn to him and will undoubtedly seek out his music and touring schedule. When you realize McClinton was playing at the birth of rock n’ roll in the ’50s, shared some harmonica tips with John Lennon, and has played just about every kind of American music in every conceivable venue from dives to the world’s biggest stages, you can’t help but admire this living legend. His story is of endurance, sacrifice, perseverance, and ultimately success in the unforgiving often cruel music business.”—Elmore Magazine

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