Multi-Grammy-winning blues artist Delbert McClinton will come to the Granada Theater Saturday, Feb. 18 to promote his new album “Prick of the Litter.” His career has spanned decades and his music has played in the homes of many. The Daily Campus was lucky enough to talk with McClinton about his career and new record.
The Daily Campus: What was it like working as an up-and-coming blues artist in the ‘60s?
Delbert McClinton: What was it like? Well the best part about it was that all those guys were still alive, and I learned from them.
DC: I bet. That’s what I thought was so interesting–that you started in such a time that was integral to blues.
DM: Well it was but you have to live a while past something like that before you can really realize what a fortunate time it was to be in the business of trying to replicate or add to the blues genre. Well I got to work with those guys and Jimmy Reed, Sonny Boy Williamson, Freddie King, Big Joe Turner and several more. Me and the band back in the ’60...