“Delbert has long been revered as one of the greatest soul and blues singers alive. He’s also a great songwriter, harp player, bandleader, and entrepreneur…”
A local author has added a book reading and signing date to her book tour in San Marcos.
Diana Finlay Hendricks, a creative writer and journalist, has recently published a new book Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few.
The celebratory reading and signing party will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Palmer’s restaurant, bar and courtyard from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
“Several people had asked about a local book signing before Christmas in San Marcos,” Hendricks said, “And Monte generously offered Palmer’s (my favorite local eatery!) Pepe Zevada even offered to host a complementary Z tequila tasting.”
The book follows the life of Delbert McClinton, a blues rock and electric blues songwriter and musician.
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book for $30 or bring previously purchased copies for signing. There will be a cash bar and full menu available.
Hendricks is the Director of Communications at the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Texas music history, mass communications and creative writing from Texas State University.
“Delbert has long been revered as one of the greatest soul and blues singers alive. He’s also a great songwriter, harp player, bandleader, and entrepreneur. In this engaging and revealing biography, you follow his extraordinary journey from Texas roadhouse to international acclaim, including decades of shepherding one of the most successful Blues Cruise companies. Delbert is the nexus of where Blues/R&B and Country meet and his life and music span the richest era at the start of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He helped create the music we now love and celebrate as Americana and Roots. He’s as fascinating and authentic as his music.” — Bonnie Raitt
“After more than a quarter-century perfecting a juggling act as a professional journalist, editor, and photographer, music developer, publicist and promoter, I was afforded some breathing room – an opportunity to develop and hone those talents into an art more than a means for simply scratching out a living,” Hendricks says on her website. “Today, writing, photography and design are even more my passion and bliss, and not simply my bread and butter.”