Nashville, TN - 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.

For more information about Delbert McClinton, please contact Donica Elliott donica@alleyesmedia.com
or Jim Flammia jim@alleyesmedia.com at All Eyes Media 615-227-2770


Hi everybody! Delbert, Molly, Gary Turlington, and I had the opportunity for a cruise on the Oosterdam, our ship of choice for next January's cruise. The ship was in dry dock in April and some great improvements have been made. Wow! Check out the June/July newsletter for more details.

We are thrilled to announce Bob DiPiero, Anson Funderburgh, Bluz House Rockers, Bruce Channel, Danny Flowers, Doyle & Debbie, Gary Nicholson, Jimmy Hall, Kimmie Rhodes, Kree Harrison, Lee Roy Parnell, Mike Zito, Mingo Fishtrap, Sharon Vaughn, Shelley King, The Band of Heathens, Spooner Oldham, The Howlin' Brothers and Tom Hambridge will be joining us on board SBC 23.

This is in addition to our previously announced artists, Marcia Ball, The Mavericks, Marc Broussard, Fred Eaglesmith, Clay McClinton, The Quebe Sisters, Wayne Toups, Red Young, World Famous Headliners, Teresa James, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Etta Britt, The McCrary Sisters, Big Joe Maher, Lari White and of course, Delbert!

In addition, "Mars Czar" Scott Hubbard will be joining us again on SBC 23. There is always new information from Mars and maybe he can share the excitement of the Juno probe reaching Jupiter after a 5 year journey.



  • More To Come!
  • Delbert McClinton
  • Marcia Ball
  • The Band of Heathens
  • Bluz House Rockers
  • Etta Britt
  • Marc Broussard
  • Chuck Cannon
  • Bruce Channel
  • Bob Dipiero
  • Doyle and Debbie
  • Brian Dunne
  • Fred Eaglesmith
  • Danny Flowers
  • Donnie Fritts
  • Anson Funderburgh
  • Jimmy Hall
  • HalleyAnna
  • Tom Hambridge
  • Kree Harrison
  • The Howlin' Brothers
  • Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps
  • Shelley King
  • Big Joe Maher
  • The Mavericks
  • Terry McBride
  • Clay McClinton
  • The McCrary Sisters
  • Mingo Fishtrap
  • Lukas Nelson and The Promise Of The Real
  • Gary Nicholson
  • Spooner Oldham
  • Lee Roy Parnell
  • The Quebe Sisters Band
  • Kimmie Rhodes
  • Wayne Toups
  • Sharon Vaughn
  • Dustin Welch
  • Kevin Welch
  • Lari White
  • World Famous Headliners
  • Red Young
  • Mike Zito
Cruise photography provided by Kevin Kirby


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