Hill Country Happenings / CD Review


Hill Country Happenings
August 2010
CD REVIEW: LIVIN’ OUT LOUD

Clay McClinton has been doing a great job carrying on a family tradition of great blues and country music. The eleven tracks on this CD all reflect the best in Texas roadhouse music and Clay wrote or co-wrote ten of them. Its hard to say he is riding on Dad Delbert’s coattailds when Delvert only penned one of the tunes, “Gone To Mexico”.

Co-producer on many of the songs, Kevin McKendree, also lends his hand with a variety of instruments including piano, lead guitar and a variety of organs. The whole team is from the Nashville/Austin A-list and other great players such as James Pennebaker on fiddle and pedal steel, Steve Mackey on bass and holding down the rhythmic fort on drums is Kenneth Blevins.

Clay has been playing all over Texas in support of the release and you can find him performing from Austin to Houston, from Waring to Bandera so get out and see what great talent and a bit of genetic help can do to produce this Texas up-and-comer. The CD gets 4 stars out of five!

-Review by Greg Forest


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