Hi everybody! Delbert, Molly, Gary Turlington, and I have just come back from a cruise on the Oosterdam, our ship of choice for January's cruise. The ship was in dry dock in April and some great improvements have been made. Wow! Check out the latest newsletter for more details.

I am going to make a call on the possibility of sailing to Cuba in January. It's more of a process than I anticipated- in terms of my time and what needs to be done to get this accomplished. I sailed to Cuba in May with Sharon Vaughn on the first cruise ship to visit in 50 years. I was overwhelmed by the welcome the ship received at every port. The people of Cuba were so excited to see us. People were cheering, flags were waving and we felt so exhilarated. I still want to share Cuba with you, but it won't happen this year. (Insert frustrated sigh here).

In happier news- "Mars Czar" Scott Hubbard will be joining us again on SBC 23. There is always new information from Mars and maybe he can share the excitement of the Juno probe reaching Jupiter after a 5 year journey.

We are thrilled to announce Anson Funderburgh, Bluz House Rockers, Bruce Channel, Danny Flowers, Doyle & Debbie, Gary Nicholson, Jimmy Hall, Kimmie Rhodes, Kree Harrison, Lee Roy Parnell, Mike Zito, Mingo Fishtrap, Sharon Vaughn, Shelley King, The Band of Heathens, Spooner Oldham, The Howlin' Brothers and Tom Hambridge will be joining us on board SBC 23.

This is in addition to our previously announced artists, Marcia Ball, The Mavericks, Marc Broussard, Fred Eaglesmith, Clay McClinton, The Quebe Sisters, Wayne Toups, Red Young, World Famous Headliners, Teresa James, Lukas NelsonĀ andĀ the Promise of the Real, Etta Britt, The McCrary Sisters, Big Joe Maher, Lari White and of course, Delbert!



In March of this year Delbert's long-time sax player Dana Robbins began a battle with breast cancer.


There will be a special benefit performance to support Dana on Wednesday, July 13th at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. Click on the image to purchase tickets. Even if you can't be there in person, you can be there in spirit.

Delbert asks that along with your prayers and good thoughts, you give whatever you can in support by visiting the Dana Robbins Fund and make a donation to assist in covering the medical costs. Your aid in this effort would be greatly appreciated by Dana and her family.


  • More To Come!
  • Delbert McClinton
  • Marcia Ball
  • The Band of Heathens
  • Bluz House Rockers
  • Etta Britt
  • Marc Broussard
  • Bruce Channel
  • Doyle and Debbie
  • Brian Dunne
  • Fred Eaglesmith
  • Danny Flowers
  • Anson Funderburgh
  • Jimmy Hall
  • Tom Hambridge
  • Kree Harrison
  • The Howlin' Brothers
  • Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps
  • Shelley King
  • Big Joe Maher
  • The Mavericks
  • Clay McClinton
  • The McCrary Sisters
  • Mingo Fishtrap
  • Lukas Nelson and The Promise Of The Real
  • Gary Nicholson
  • Spooner Oldham
  • Lee Roy Parnell
  • The Quebe Sisters Band
  • Kimmie Rhodes
  • Wayne Toups
  • Sharon Vaughn
  • Lari White
  • World Famous Headliners
  • Red Young
  • Mike Zito
Cruise photography provided by Kevin Kirby


If you spend your time on facebook, join us in the SBC Shoreside Lounge. It's the official facebook home for all cruisers past and future on the Delbert McClinton & Friends Sandy Beaches Cruise. Stop by to stay in touch with cruisers and artists, post or view cruise photos and video, and check out the latest news on the next Sandy Beaches Cruise. Ask questions. Get answers. Buy a round for the gang or just come hang out in the lounge while we wait to get on board the next Sandy Beaches Cruise! And remember, all official news about SBC 23 will be in the lounge at the same time it's posted on delbert.com.



Check out Delbert's performance at the 2015 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.


Visit www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2015/webcast/ to check out other artists from the festival.

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