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Intimate NYC Book Release Q&A With Delbert McClinton + Author Diana Finlay Hendricks

Intimate NYC Book Release Q&A With Delbert McClinton + Author Diana Finlay Hendricks In Celebration Of Biography 'Delbert McClinton: One Of The Fortunate Few' At Lucille's/B.B. King Blues Club December 6



On December 6th, Delbert McClinton and author Diana Finlay Hendricks will host an intimate Q&A at Lucille’s Bar (located inside BB King Blues Club in Times Square) to celebrate the release of Diana’s new book on Delbert, the American zelig and elder statesman of the blues, Americana and Texas music.  ‘Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few’ comes out the same day, December 6, on Texas A&M University Press.  The event is produced by live interview series BackStory and will be livestreamed by BackStory and Guitar World Magazine.  The event begins at 7PM and tickets are on sale now at:

A rough and tumble story of hard work, ‘One of the Fortunate Few’ is a thrilling profile of McClinton. Delbert’s obsession with border radio, Elvis Presley and Big Joe Turner infused music in his blood at an early age.  His career took off with a featured harmonica performance on Bruce Channel’s U.S./U.K. smash hit “Hey Baby.”  But it still meant Delbert would spend years grinding it out on the road and in ramshackle clubs leading bands like The Straitjackets and The Rondels, who would back or share the stage with everyone from Jimmy Reed and Bo Diddley to Chuck Berry and B.B. King. 

Delbert would go on to write songs recorded by Albert Lee, The Blues Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris (whose version of “Two More Bottles of Wine” was a #1 hit), Etta James, Eric Burdon, Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings – a true cross-section of blues, soul, country and Americana that few other songwriters can claim.  He won his first GRAMMY for his duet with Bonnie Raitt, from her album ‘Luck of the Draw’ (1992).  He went on to win Best Contemporary Blues Album GRAMMY Awards for ‘Nothing Personal’ (2002) and ‘The Cost of Living’ (2006), and was nominated for ‘Live from Austin’ (1989).    

Author Diana Finlay Hendricks interviewed Delbert extensively for the book, and had access to his journals and other personal archives.  She also interviewed Bonnie Raitt, Joe Ely, Peter Guralnick, Joe Nick Patoski, T Bone Burnett, and more. Delbert’s longtime friend and fan, Don Imus, wrote the foreword for this compelling book. 

DIANA FINLAY HENDRICKS, a Texas Hill Country–based writer, has spent her career in journalism, photography, and feature writing, focusing on Texas and Southern music and culture. She is a regular contributor to the Journal for Texas Music History, Lone Star Music, and recently contributed the James McMurtry chapter to ‘Pickers and Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas.’ 


BackStory Events and Guitar World Magazine present:

An Intimate Evening of Music and Conversation with Delbert McClinton and Diana Finlay Hendricks

December 6, 2017

7:00pm, doors @ 6:00pm

Lucille’s Bar & Grill at B.B. King’s Blues Club, 237 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036


Tickets: $22

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