What do Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, ZZ Top, Hank Williams Jr., BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Meat Loaf, Rascal Flatts, Johnny Winter, Rodney Atkins, George Thorogood, Keith Anderson, Susan Tedeschi, Van Zant, American Idol and Walt Disney Pictures all have in common? Three Time Grammy® Award-Winning Producer, Singer/Songwriter & Drummer TOM HAMBRIDGE!
Tom Hambridge is a three-time Grammy™- winning producer, songwriter, & drummer for his production work on two of blues legend Buddy Guy’s most critically acclaimed albums: ‘Living Proof’ (2011) , “Born to Play Guitar’ (2016) and The Bles is Alive and Well (2018).. Tom has also produced 5 other Grammy nominated albums. He has won numerous W.C. Handy and Blues Music Awards, eight Boston Music Awards and several ASCAP Country Music Awards. He was the recipient of the prestigious KBA (Keeping the Blues Alive) Award in Memphis and has been inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. The list of artist collaborators includes: Gary Clark Jr., Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, B.B. King, Gregg Allman, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter, George Thorogood and Susan Tedeschi, among many others.
Over 400 of Tom’s songs have been recorded (and many top charted) by such diverse artists as: Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Rascal Flatts, Eric Burdon (The Animals,) James Cotton, Foghat, Delbert McClinton, Van Zant, and Joe Bonamassa. Tom has also performed/toured and/or recorded with Chuck Berry, Boston, Hank Williams Jr., Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Winter, George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Keb’ Mo’, among many others. As a prolific solo recording artist, Tom has released seven well-regarded albums including his latest, The NOLA Sessions (release June 22, 2018), which was inspired by the beauty and creative depth of New Orleans. Tom set out to create a biographical blues LP by leveraging the immense talents of local musicians and legends including the late, great Allen Toussaint, Clapton’s favorite slide guitarist, Sonny Landreth, and the B3 mastery of Ivan Neville, as well as rich artistic contributions drawn from New Orleans’ musical heritage. The Nola Sessions has been Top 5 in the Roots Music Report’s Blues and Contemporary Blues charts for over 28 weeks as of 2/1/19. For more on The NOLA Sessions, go here.