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Delbert McClinton: The Last of the Great Texas Honky-Tonkers

Todd Everett, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 24 December 1981

YOU TAKE a right turn off the Pacific Coast Highway and head into the hills of Malibu. If you pick the right road and travel long enough, higher and higher until you're close to the top, you'll spot a security gate. A few blocks more, take another winding road — a path, almost — down the hill. You'll spot a two-story white house, bleached like the bones of steer who strayed in some Southwestern desert. Knock on the door and you just might be greeted by Delbert McClinton.

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