"I'm an acquired taste in that my kind of music's not for little kids," says Texas singer-songwriter Delbert McClinton.
"It's adult rock 'n' roll. I write from the sensibility of the people I knew growing up, and I grew up with all the heathens, the people who went too far before they changed and tried to make something out of their lives."
But out of those stories, both sad and colorful, has come three Grammy Awards out of seven nominations, 26 studio albums and induction into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame for McClinton.
If you go
› What: Delbert McClinton
› Where: Walker Theatre inside Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave.
› When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12
› Admission: $47 and $37
› For more information: 423-757-5580
And after six decades of music, there are stories still left to tell in McClinton. He'll stop in Walker Theatre on Saturday night, Oct. 12, for a show in support of his new album, "Tall, Dark and Handsome," which was released in July.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, McClinton described "Tall, Dark & Handsome" as "kind of a salute to Texas blues, the music I grew up on."