Back by popular demand is Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Tom Hambridge! The concert will be held Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy food and beverage before the show in the Mainstage Lounge. The Lounge, hosted by B Sweet Confectionery, will be open from 6:45-7:25 p.m. and will reopen at intermission. Tickets for the Lounge may be purchased at the door or in advance.
Hambridge has had over 350 songs recorded by artists such as Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Susan Tedeschi, Delbert McClinton, BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, and Rascal Flatts. Joining him for an intimate evening of songs and stories will be Chuck Jones and Kevin McKendree, a few of his Nashville friends whom he has partnered with over the years to write and produce an astonishing number of hits.
Tom began playing drums at the age of 5 and had his first paid performance when he was in the third grade. From garage bands to the school orchestra and jazz band, by high school graduation, Tom was offered a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music.
With a degree in Professional Music, Hambridge continued to advance his musical career, releasing his first independent, self-produced album in 1988, earning him the first of his many Boston Music Awards.
In 2008, he received a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album for his work on Buddy Guy’s Skin Deep. In 2011, he won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for co-writing and producing Buddy Guy’s album Living Proof. In 2014 two albums produced by Tom Hambridge were among the Blues Blast Music Awards – Buddy Guy’s Rhythm & Blues in the Traditional Blues album category, and James Cotton’s Cotton Mouth Man in the Soul Blues album Category. Tom and Robert Randolph were also winners with Song of the Year “Meet Me in Chicago.”
As a solo artist, he has released five critically acclaimed CD’s. Hambridge’s songs and productions have also appeared on a variety of television shows, movies and commercials.
“Hambridge is a super roots rocker. If you love Seger, Springsteen, Mellencamp and Petty you’re gonna dig him – A lot!” —Music Row Magazine
To purchase tickets, call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org. Ticket prices for this performance range from $20-$30 with discounts available for members, seniors, students and military.
Carnegie Hall’s 2014-15 arts programming is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.