I saw Delbert McClinton last night. It’s the best show I’ve ever seen a 74-year old man put on. It’s always a pleasure to watch a guy who loves to perform and connect with his audience. He and his band definitely didn’t mail in a single note.
I don’t know if you’ve had the pleasure of listening to his stuff before. He works around the area where honky-tonk and R & B converge and he’s got a voice that’s made in America. He’s been at it for decades, so needless to say he’s got as rich a song catalog as anyone out there.
Here’s a taste. It’s the song he closed with last night and it’s one of my favorites, the slightly Stones-y “Every Time I Roll The Dice”. Enjoy.