Clay McClinton - Livin Out Loud
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  • Whole Lotta Work
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:26) [5.56 MB]
  • Puttin' Down Roots
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:03) [6.97 MB]
  • Bird For A Day
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:29) [7.99 MB]
  • Driftin' Away With You
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:25) [10.12 MB]
  • Oughta Know
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:56) [6.71 MB]
  • The One You Loved
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:18) [7.56 MB]
  • Just My Baby and Me
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:22) [7.71 MB]
  • Damage is Done
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:16) [7.48 MB]
  • Bigger Bang a Comin'
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:30) [8.03 MB]
  • Trouble is Easy to Find
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:07) [7.13 MB]
  • Gone to Mexico
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:03) [4.68 MB]

Hill Country Happenings - CD Review
Hill Country Happenings
August 2010

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

Bryan Farrish Radio Promotion
Clay McClinton August 2010
Livin' Out Loud
Clay McClinton's Livin' Out Loud is a Country record that takes on the soul of folk, cool beats of jazz and the heart of the blues. "Driftin' Away With You" allows listeners to do just that. They will drift away on the smooth, laid back beats of this track while "Gone to Mexico" will get them on the dance floor with the Spanish flavor heard throughout. The array of styles heard on Livin' Out Loud is just the thing needed for eclectic music fans. No one likes to hear the same note on repeat and Clay McClinton takes that into account and gives true music fans a buffet of sounds that fans of everyone from Alan Jackson to Terry Garland will love.
Track 1: "Whole Lotta Work" kicks off the record with a whole lotta energy. It's a lively tune that will keep bodies moving and grooving from beginning to end. It's one of those songs that can instantly change a bad mood into one that's all smiles. Clay claims, "It's a whole lotta work to have a little fun," but all one would need to have is this tune to get the fun started.
Track 6: "The One You Loved" is heartfelt and all about heartbreak. Showing that he has many sides to who he is, Clay opens up with this one and lets the emotions spill out. The hurt transforming into musical ecstasy with every note delivered by Clay. His and Jonell Mosser's voices blend ceaselessly together, representing the heartbreak felt on each side.
Track 10: "Trouble is Easy to Find" showcases the Blues Clay adds to his Country charm. This one takes the beat down a notch but cranks up to "cool cat" meter for the Jazz factor. It's as if Clay took a break and headed straight for the Harlem Renaissance to head up the latest night club with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Cecil Scott.
Reviewed by Kendra Beltran of Bryan Farrish Radio Promotions

Lone Star Music Magazine
Lone Star Music Magazine, August 2010
Clay McClinton - Livin’ Out Loud
Quietly lurking in the shadows of the Texas music scene, the humble yet immensely talented Clay McClinton hits a home run with his newest release, “Livin’ Out Loud.” Methodically planning his own musical destination since he was a teenager Clay keeps a mental notebook full of tips from his dad and has used them wisely in conjunction with his genetic inheritance. He’s a natural born songwriter and his personable, distinctive voice bears intriguing warmth. In fact, there is warmth to this entire CD, a sign of someone who is comfortable with himself, combined with a natural ability for turning autobiographical stories into songs with appealing hooks and melodies.
While he rarely mentions his heritage on stage, Clay is a part of an elite group of offspring who have well-known musical fathers or mothers. The parents deserve immense credit for raising sons and daughters with character, but credit the kids themselves for having the guts to make their own sound.
Tracie Ferguson

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  • Sounds Like:
    Mark Knopfler, Delbert McClinton, JJ Cale
  • Influences:
    Delbert McClinton, JJ Cale, Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, Bob Dylan, Foy Vance, Paul Thorn, Guy Clark
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