Delbert McClinton & Dick50 delivered an awesome show April 1st at The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta.
SOLD OUT crowd and a good time is what you can expect at his concerts. From the opening act, The Randall Bramlett Band hyped the crowd up with several selections that kept you on your feet rockin’ to rhythmic beat laced rock and blues overtones. In short they ROCKED!
Finally, in amidst of screaming fans shouting “DELBERT,DELBERT!!!”, out he comes and the party begins. Delbert performs the crowd favorites and songs off of his latest albums with the help of one hell of a band, Dick50 and amazing saxophone player Dana Robbins (who, by the way, showed off her major sax talent during several songs, and trumpet player, Atlanta’s own, Quinton Ware (who took us right to New Orleans with his performance). All of who keep the hard rock, country, and rhythm & blues laden beats going.
You’d think by now the crowd was done…don’t bet on it. Delbert was just heating up. This man has a stage presence rivaled by none. That’s not even the half of it.
One of Atlanta’s best kept secrets, Ms. Heaven Davis, joined Delbert on stage to perform along with performances from Dick50 which include Kevin McKendree (keyboards), Rob McNelley (guitar), Lynn Williams(drums), Steve Mackey (bass). This was a juicy treat to this already talent packed buffet of artists.
Trust me when I say, “Nobody can leave a stage wet & smoking like Delbert McClinton and Dick50. All of these talented singers and musicians have amazing albums out. I’m so looking forward to adding them to my musical collection.”
Pictures by The Backstage Beat’s Tom Dausner