Vocal: Clay McClinton & Delbert McClinton
Guitar: Bob Britt, Kenny Vaughan, Guthrie Trapp, James Pennebaker, Gary Nicholson, Jon Sanchez, Clay McClinton, Colin Linden and Dan Dugmore
Fiddle: Larry Franklin
Organ & Accordion: Joel Guzman
Drums: Tom Hambridge & Lynn Williams
Bass: Steve Mackey & Ed Friedland
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Patrick Granado @ Fearless Recording
Produced by Gary Nicholson


Bitin' at the Bit

Clay McClinton’s musical roots are firmly planted in the traditions of his Texas birthplace, where strains of country, blues, rock ’n’ roll and Tex-Mex blend effortlessly into a sound he likes to call “Texas gumbo.” After spending 10 years diligently honing his own version of that sound, McClinton showcases his range as an artist and writer on his fourth and most ambitious album, Bitin’ at the Bit (Red Chili Records; Feb. 18, 2013).

Wildflowers Lyrics     Play 
Stories We Can Tell Lyrics     Play 
Beer Joint Lyrics     Play 
Sound of a Small Town Lyrics     Play 
Nobody Knows My Baby Lyrics     Play 
Victim of Life's Circumstances Lyrics     Play 
Just Dropped In Lyrics     Play 
Hydrated Lyrics     Play 
Poison Love Lyrics     Play 
A Woman That Can't Be Explained Lyrics     Play 
What A Little Love Can Do Lyrics     Play 
Bound For Glory Lyrics     Play 

Vocal & Guitar: Clay McClinton, Guitar, Piano & Organ: Kevin McKendree, Bass: Steve Mackey, Drums: Kenneth Blevins/Lynn Williams/Bryan Owings/Nina Singh, Fiddle & Pedal Steel: James Pennebaker, Trumpet: Steve Herrman, Backup Vocals: Jonell Mosser/Jeff Botta/Delbert McClinton/Malcolm Bruce, Effects & Percussion: Malcolm Bruce, Steel Drum: Yates McKendree,  Djembe: Delbert McClinton, Produced by: Clay McClinton & Kevin McKendree, Recorded & Mixed at: The Rock House in Franklin, TN by Kevin McKendree with assistant engineer: Evan Sarli, Tracks 7&11 Recorded at:Goliath Studios in Austin, TX by Bob Amonett, Mastered at:Terra Nova Digital Audio in Austin, TX by Nick Landis


Livin' Out Loud

Clay demonstrates his musical virtuosity 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.  

Whole Lotta Work Lyrics     Play 
Puttin' Down Roots Lyrics     Play 
Bird For a Day Lyrics     Play 
Driftin' Away With You Lyrics     Play 
Oughta Know Lyrics     Play 
The One You Loved Lyrics     Play 
Just My Baby and Me Lyrics     Play 
Damage is Done Lyrics     Play 
Bigger Bang a Comin' Lyrics     Play 
Trouble is Easy to Find Lyrics     Play 
Gone to Mexico Lyrics     Play 

Vocal & Guitar: Clay McClinton, Electric Guitar & Organ: Kevin McKendree, Piano & Keyboard: Andrew Bett, Bass: Spencer Campbell/Stephen Mackey, Drums & Percussion: Jim Evans, Fiddle: James Pennebaker/Billy Contreras, Produced By: Clay McClinton & Kevin McKendree, Recorded & Mixed At: The Rock House in Franklin, TN by Kevin McKendree, Mastered At: Zen Masters in Nashville, TN by Ray Kennedy


Son of a Gun

Clay McClinton’s music has an eclectic sound born in Texas where honky tonk, Delta blues and soulful rock meld seamlessly. Clay’s music introduces “alternative country” to “contemporary blues,” and the two genres become fast friends.  His second CD, Son of a Gun, boasts plenty of gutsy, gritty lyrics laid on a strong musical bed. While he has clearly inherited the talents of his Grammy award-winning father, Delbert McClinton, Clay has carved his own niche in the world of music with his original style and sound that appeals to audiences across the country.

One of Those Guys Lyrics     Play 
A Thing For You Lyrics     Play 
If We Don't Work Together Lyrics     Play 
Howlin' At The Moon Lyrics     Play 
Dig Deep Lyrics     Play 
The Man I Wanna Be Lyrics     Play 
Homesick Blues Lyrics     Play 
Missing You Lyrics     Play 
Worn Down to The Bone Lyrics     Play 
What Can't Be Understood Lyrics     Play 
Listening To The Rain Play 

Vocals & Acoustic Guitar: Clay McClinton, Bass: Tim Marks, Drums: Kenneth Blevins/Bryan Owings, Lead Guitar: Kevin McKendree/Hans Holzen, Upright Bass: Kyle Kegerreis, Viola: Buddy Spicher, Organ & Piano: Kevin McKendree, Trumpet: Steve Herrman, Baritone Sax: Dennis Taylor, Produced by: Vinny Constantine & Clay McClinton, Engineered by: Vinny Constantine (Lostdog Recording), Recorded @ The Rock House in Franklin Tn, Mastered by: Jim DeMain @ Yes Master


Out Of The Blue


Clay's debut CD, Out of the Blue, is a collection of self-penned songs that epitomize his personal blend of influences against a backdrop of stripped-down production where less is definitely more. Clay not only wrote or co-wrote the material, he also co-produced the CD not long after his career move to Nashville.

Heartache Lyrics     Play 
Left My Baby Blue Lyrics     Play 
Blues In The Morning Lyrics     Play 
Lonesome Time Lyrics     Play 
Jeremiah Lyrics     Play 
Starting To Itch Lyrics     Play 
Something's Got A Hold On Me Lyrics     Play 
Far Too Long Lyrics     Play 
Texas Memory Lyrics     Play 
Rambler Lyrics     Play 
When It Rains Lyrics     Play 

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