Clay McClinton

Clay McClinton

Aug 30, 2012 |  0 comments
Date: Aug 30, 2012 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $12 in advance, $15 day of show Type: Texas/Country

As a son of the Texas soil (and son of Delbert!), Clay McClinton reflects the country and blues traditions of his native state, while weaving a sound of his own.  It’s been called honky-tonk, Americana, and Texas Roots.  As a musician he expresses the joy and suffering of being alive.  Clay is a soulful singer-songwriter and musician whose talent brings out emotions and moods in his audience.  Clay has been creating his unique sound for nearly a decade.  Some of his influences are his father- Delbert McClinton, Rodney Crowell, Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale, Terry Allen, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson. Clay’s musical virtuosity shines with the release of his third album, Livin’ Out Loud (2010).  He blends Americana and Texas blues with a touch of country to give us a tremendous follow up to his two previous releases—Out of the Blue (2004) and Son of a Gun (2006).  Livin’ Out Loud is openhearted and thoughtful, and often explores the tension between the love for adventure and the longing for home.  Clay has taken grand leaps both as a singer-songwriter and as a musician, and the eleven tracks also foretell of great things to come.  Much like his earlier albums, Clay wrote or co-wrote ten of the tracks.  He was honored to write with Bruce Channel, Dave Duncan, Rob Roy Parnell, Ricky Ray, and of course, Delbert.  He produced the album with Kevin McKendree, a longtime family friend as well as Delbert’s piano player. Clay describes the process of creating the album with these and other great musicians as one of self-discovery and personal and professional growth.

visit his website:http://www.claymcclinton.com/

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