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Sounds Like: Delbert McClinton, Mark Knopfler, JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell (Official)
Manager: Alan Music Management
Bio: Clay McClinton’s musical roots are firmly planted in the Texas tradition he was born into, where the strains of country, blues, rock and roll, and Tex-Mex all blend effortlessly into a sound some call “Texas Gumbo”. With four solo CDs under his belt, and 10 years of constant touring, Clay has hon...See Full Bio
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“AUSTIN, Texas — Raised on roadhouse blues, outlaw country and pure honky-tonk, Clay McClinton has melded those styles into a sound he likes to call Texas gumbo. On his fourth album, Bitin’ at the Bit (Red Chili Records; Feb. 18, 2014), the Fort Worth native delivers 12 perfectly seasoned tracks that showcase his range as a songwriter and performer. This time out, McClinton pays homage to some of his influences, including longtime family friend Gary Nicholson, who produced the album. Working together for the first time, they recorded at the Grammy winner’s Nashville studio, Fearless Recording. They also co-wrote many of what McClinton calls his best songs yet. His dad, Delbert, also shares writing credit on “Stories We Can Tell,” a Stonesy rocker, and “Beer Joint” — the latter of which contains contributions by “Hey Baby” legend Bruce Channel. Father and son also trade vocals on Delbert’s “Victim of Life’s Circumstances,” the title track of his 1975 ABC Reco”