Multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Delbert McClinton's new album, Prick of the Litter, comes out this Friday, January 27.
Delbert McClinton’s 19th studio album, Prick of the Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers), co-produced by two of his band mates, pianist Kevin McKendree and guitarist Bob Britt, proves one of his best to date. Along with the musicianship of his Self-Made Men band, the album displays the Texas-honed songwriting chops of the Lubbock-born, Fort Worth-matured McClinton. He wrote or co-wrote 10 of the tunes —underpinning his band’s seemingly effortless performances, that craftsmanship really ties this album together.
The instruments sound like a well-oiled machine, and the energy and chemistry of the band are felt in every word McClinton sings.
“Going into the studio with a band that’s like family creates real magic,” McClinton said in a press release. “You have the energy of a live band. We feed off of each other. We are better together. And it always feels like they have my back.” That close-knit aspect shines through on the record, fueling the soulful energy and organization and making the album a joy to listen to.
Prick of the Litter raises the curtain on McClinton’s jazz and blues influences, offering a sound that is original and new. The songs — a blend of jazz, blues, old-folk, and bluegrass — contain just enough Texas twang to take the singer and the lucky listener back to his hometown roots.
Check out the track list below, along with the premiere of McClinton’s “Don’t Do It” on Rolling Stone Country.
Prick of the Litter Track List
- “Don’t Do It”
- “Doin’ What You Do”
- “Middle of Nowhere”
- “Skip Chaser”
- “San Miguel”
- “Pullin’ the Strings”
- “Like Lovin' Used to Be”
- “Jones for You”
- “The Hunt Is On”
- “Bad Haircut”