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Tom Hambridge / Blog

GRAMMY BOUND!!!

WHAT A BLAZING START TO THE NEW YEAR. LET'S SEE. I FINISHED RECORDING SONGS WITH BILLY GIBBONS FOR A NEW ZZ TOP CD, FINISHED PRODUCING BB KING, WROTE A BUNCH OF NEW SONGS AND RECORDED THEM WITH DELBERT MCCLINTON AND FINISHED MY NEW CD "BOOGIEMAN" WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE AT CDBABY.COM.

ME AND THE RATTLESNAKES PERFORMED ON BACK TO BACK CRUISES. FIRST THE SIMPLE MAN LYNYRD SKYNYRD CRIUSE WHICH LEFT OUT OF MIAMI FLORIDA AND CRUISED THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN. WE PARTIED WITH ABOUT 5000 OF OUR FRIENDS INCLUDING: LYNYRD SKYNYRD, MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, 38 SPECIAL, MOLLY HATCHET, BLACKBERRY SMOKE AND MANY MORE. WHAT A BALL. WE DID 3 CONCERTS ON THE SHIP. MY BUDDIES JOHNNY AND DONNIE VAN ZANT SAT IN WITH US ON "GOES DOWN EASY" TO THE DELIGHT OF A JAMMED PACKED AUDIENCE.

WE GOT BACK TO AMERICA AND FLEW TO SAN DEIGO TO SET SAIL DOWN THE MEXICAN COAST ON THE SANDY BEACHES CRUISE WITH DELBERT MCCLINTON, RAUL MALO, MARCIA BALL, CYRIL NEVILLE, PAUL THORN, AL ANDERSON, BRUCE CHANNEL ("HEY BABY") AND MANY OTHERS. WHAT A GREAT TIME. WE DID 3 SHOWS ON THAT CRUISE AND I DID A SONGWRITER NIGHT. OH YEA PLAYED DRUMS WITH GARY NICHOLSON TOO. WHAT FUN. MET SO MANY GREAT FRIENDS ON THE SHIP. HOPE WE GET ASKED BACK NEXT YEAR!

I HEAD TO LOS ANGELES THIS WEEKEND FOR THE GRAMMY'S. WIN OR LOSE IT'S AN HONOR TO HAVE YOUR WORK BE NOMINATED. OK WE ARE HITTING THE ROAD AND DOING SOME GREAT SHOWS WITH BUDDY GUY AND GEORGE THOROGOOD SO KEEP CHECKING THE TOUR DATES.

OHIO WAS HOT!!

JUST GOT BACK FROM OUR WEEKEND SHOWS IN OHIO. IT WAS HOT HOT HOT AT THE TASTE OF CLERMONT IN BATAVIA FRIDAY NIGHT AND WE HAD A BALL. I WAS VERY HONORED TO BE ASKED TO PERFORM "NINETEEN" FOR THE FAMILIES OF 7 FALLEN SOLDIERS AT A TRIBUTE TO THOSE HEROES ON SATURDAY.

IT WAS GREAT TO SEE EVERYONE IN BUFFALO AT OUR SOLD OUT SHOW AT THE SPORTSMEN'S TAVERN. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE ALL MY FRIENDS THERE. WE'VE RECEIVED SO MANY POSITIVE EMAILS ABOUT THE MASTER/SONGWRITER CLINIC THAT WE WILL TRY TO DO THAT AGAIN SOON.

THE ROADHOUSE SHOW IN MILLER'S FALLS WAS OUT OF CONTROL WHAT A GREAT PARTY WE HAD THERE AND OF COURSE OUR SOLD OUT SHOW AT THE GROG IN NEWBURYPORT WAS A BLAST. I DID HEAR A LOT OF FOLKS COULD NOT GET IN. FOR THOSE FOLKS I WANT YOU TO KNOW I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU GUYS COMING OUT AND I'M SORRY THAT THERE WERE NO TICKETS LEFT. I PROMISE WE WILL BE BACK!!

THANK YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING MY CRAZY MUSIC. TOM

NEW DATES/BACK IN THE STUDIO

HEY EVERYONE. NOW THAT I'VE FINISHED THE NEW BUDDY CD I'M STARTING MY LONG OVERDUE NEXT STUDIO CD. WE WERE IN THE STUDIO YESTERDAY AND WE STARTED IN ON THE FIRST TWO SONGS. SMOKIN!!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR THESE SUCKERS. I HOPE TO HAVE IT DONE AND IN YOUR HANDS BY XMAS.

ALSO WE ARE GOING BACK OUT ON THE ROAD. DATES ARE BEING FINALIZED NOW. ONE SHOW IN PARTICULAR IS AUGUST 27 AT THE SPORTSMAN'S TAVERN IN BUFFALO. THIS IS PART OF THERE "PRIVATE PARTY SERIES" WHERE THEY ONLY SELL 100 TICKETS AND THEY GO QUICK SO PLEASE GET THEM SOON SO YOU DON'T MISS IT.

HOPE ALL IS GOOD AND HAPPY SUMMER, TH

BUDDY GUY NEW SINGLE "SKIN DEEP" FEATURING DEREK TRUCKS AVAILABLE AT ITUNES!!

SO I'VE FINISHED THE NEW BUDDY GUY CD "SKIN DEEP" IT COMES OUT JULY 22. PLEASE ORDER A COPY FROM AMAZON, CD BABY OR ITUNES AND SUPPORT A LIVING LEGEND AND ONE OF THE GREATEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME. BUDDY IS SO EXCITED AD PROUD OF THIS RECORD AND I AM TOO. BUDDY'S GUITAR PLAYING AND SINGING IS UNBELIEVABLE. ALSO MANY GREAT ARTISTS LIKE: ERIC CLAPTON, DEREK TRUCKS, ROBERT RANDOLPH AND SUSAN TEDESCHI DELIVER AMAZING PERFORMANCES ON THE RECORD. IT WAS TRULY AN HONOR TO PRODUCE AND PERFORM ON THIS PIECE OF HISTORY. BUDDY IS ON FIRE ON THIS RECORD. THE SINGLE "SKIN DEEP" IS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW ON ITUNES. PLEASE GO GET IT. FOR 99 CENTS YOU GET BUDDY GUY TELLING IT LIKE NO ONE ELSE CAN.

MEXICO

SITTING HERE IN SAN MIGUEL MEXICO WRITING SONGS. LOOKING DOWN AT THE CITY FROM THE PORCH OF THIS BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN THE MIDDLE OF MEXICO. WRITING SONGS WITH MY GOOD FRIEND'S DELBERT MCCLINTON AND KEVIN MCKENDREE. THIS IS WHERE WE WROTE A BUNCH OF SONGS THAT HE RECORDED ON HIS LAST RECORD THE GRAMMY WINNING "COST OF LIVING" CD. WE'VE BEEN DOWN HERE FOR A WEEK AND WE'VE WRITTEN SOME REALLY KILLER SONGS. MAYBE IT'S THE MARGARITA'S, MAYBE IT'S THE CUBAN CIGARS OR THE WONDERFUL FOOD, MAYBE THE CHILDREN RUNNING ROUND IN THE CITY SQUARE, THE CHURCH BELLS RINGING ALL DAY, THE FIRE WORKS AT NIGHT, THE MARIACHI PLAYERS, THE HISTORY, THE COFFEE, THE ALTITUDE IT ALL GETS ME PRETTY HIGH AND WORDS AND MUSIC START SPEWING OUT. ADIOS TH

Venice Beach

OUT HERE IN LOS ANGELES PRODUCING A RECORD FOR BUDDY GUY. ALL KINDS OF GREAT PLAYERS ON THIS ALBUM. ERIC CLAPTON, DEREK TRUCKS, SUSAN TEDESCHI, ROBERT RANDOLPH, WILLIE WEEKS, REESE WYNANS, DAVID GRISSOM AND BONNIE BRAMLETT ARE ON THIS. IT IS SOUNDING GREAT. SHOULD BE RELEASED AT THE END OF JUNE IF I CAN GET IT FINISHED IN TIME. I'M STAYING IN SANTA MONICA. THE WEATHER IS GORGEOUS. I'M INSIDE THIS RECORDING STUDIO WORKING ON MY STUDIO TAN. IT'S DARK AND LOUD WHERE I AM. IT'S ALL GOOD.......TALK SOON

Tom's BLOG from the road will start appearing here in early May

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