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Delbert McClinton Announces 2002 Cruise Artist Lineup

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DELBERT McCLINTON & FRIENDS SANDY BEACHES CRUISE VIII ANNOUNCES TALENT LINEUP

Embarks From Tampa on January 12-19 with Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, The Del McCoury Band, Tommy Castro Band, The Derailers, Bonnie Bramlett, Stephen Bruton, Wayne Toups and Zydecajun, Al Anderson & Jeffrey Steele, and more



NASHVILLE, TN -- Entertainment Travel, Ltd., today announced the talent lineup for the 2002 Delbert McClinton & Friends Sandy Beaches Cruise VIII, which will set sail from Port Manatee (Tampa) on January 12, 2002, returning on January 19 from the Bahamas with stops in Nassau, Eleuthera and San Salvador. Confirmed to appear with Delbert McClinton on his acclaimed floating American roots music festival are such artists as Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Al Anderson & Jeffrey Steele, Bonnie Bramlett, Bekka Bramlett, Stephen Bruton, Nick Connolly, Bruce Channel, The Derailers, Jimmy Hall, Lloyd Jones & The Struggle, The Del McCoury Band, Gary Nicholson and Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, plus more artists to be announced through cruise time.



“Were going to have some serious fun on board under tropical breezes that the folks back home will never believe," says McClinton, who serves as talent coordinator for the week-long cruise, which this year skirts the Bahamas. “It's like spending a week with the perfect family."



The Delbert Cruise now in its eighth year -- brings cruise-goers as many as ten hours a day of live music with concert-length sets, a world-class sound system and legendary jam sessions and artist sit-ins, and autograph sessions.



This year the Cruise sails aboard the Regal Empress (Regal Cruises, http://www.regalcruises.com .) The 612-foot ship accommodates more than 1000 passengers. For information on the cruise, please call Entertainment Travel at 1-800-DELBERT or point your web browser to http://www.delbert.com .



Delbert McClintons current album is the commercially successful and critically acclaimed Nothing Personal, of which Entertainment Weekly wrote, “McClintons first new album in three years finds the king of ripsaw vocals exploring every greasy corner of his roadhouse sound, from sly Texas tonk and swamp boogie to Memphis moaners and elegant uptown blues." Since its March release, Delbert has been seen on “Saturday Night Live," “Letterman" and “Kilborn" and soon “Austin City Limits," heard on NPR's “Weekend Edition" and “Prairie Home Companion," and profiled in the Wall Street Journal.



Delbert has recorded and performed his blend of rockin R&B, country and blues since the early 60s, at which time he taught Beatle John Lennon to play harmonica while on the road with Bruce Channel ("Hey Baby," who will appear on this years cruise.) Since then, he has recorded more than 30 albums, earned a Grammy Award for a duet with Bonnie Raitt, and has contributed songs to several movie soundtrack.



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For media information, contact The Baker/Northrop Media Group

Cary Baker (818) 986-5200 x 222 cary@bakernorthrop.com http://www.bakernorthrop.com

http://www.delbert.com

http://www.newwestrecords.com

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