McClinton headed back to Boykin Center stage

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Delbert McClinton is coming back to Wilson.

The three-time Grammy Award-winner will be gracing the stage at the Boykin Center at 108 Nash St. on Friday, March 23. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. 

McClinton’s hits include “Givin’ It Up for Your Love” and duets “Good Man, Good Woman” with Bonnie Raitt and “Tell Me About It” with Tanya Tucker. He also recorded the opening song, “Weatherman” for the movie “Groundhog Day.”

McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. He has won two Grammy awards in the blues category for Best Contemporary Blues Album and one in the rock category (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group) with Bonnie Raitt for “Good Man, Good Woman.”

McClinton’s unique musical style grew from his Texas music beginnings. Influenced at a young age by Tejano, Western swing, R&B and war songs, he developed a signature sound that served him well. His ability to combine country, blues, soul and rock ’n’ roll as if there were no distinctions between them has won him a great following.

McClinton is known as a singer and songwriter, guitarist, pianist and harmonica player. He is credited with teaching John Lennon how to play blues harmonica.

His singles have been on the Billboard Hot 100, Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Country Songs charts. 

Tickets are $45 for adults and $40 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at www.wilsonarts.com under the Performing Arts tab, at the Boykin Center box office or at 252-291-4329.  Concessions will be available.