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Grammy Winners Buddy Guy and Tom Hambridge Join Forces Again for New Studio LP

Born to Play Guitar gains international attention and critical acclaim, with 5 of Top 10 songs on iTunes Charts


NASHVILLE, TN, August 03, 2015 /247PressRelease/

Buddy Guy, the legendary award winning blues icon, released his brand new studio album, Born To Play Guitar, on July 31st via RCA Records. The followup to his 2013 double disc release, Rhythm & Blues, also produced by Hambridge, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart.

The Blues Top 10 songs written, cowritten by and produced by Hambridge include: Born To Play Guitar, Flesh & Bone (Dedicated to B.B. King) with Van Morrison; Whiskey, Beer & Wine, (Baby) You Got What It Takes featuring Joss Stone] and Wear You Out featuring ZZTop’s Billy Gibbons). See for more.

Of Hambridge, Guy says: “I was like a Christmas tree without any lights when he showed up; and now I’m all lit up!” Known and respected for being typically humble and working smoothly behind the scenes, Hambridge said: “working with RCA, Buddy and his team along with world class musicians like Van Morrison, Billy Gibbons and Joss Stone is a dream come true for me. We seek to make music that stands the test of time and will sound just as fresh fifty years from now.”

Guy added: “Creative people like Tom are just so damn rare he writes, plays, sings and produces all the while keeping the sessions humming, tunes popping and just making it all happen. He is the best producer I’ve ever met in my life!”

Born to Play Guitar is available at your favorite online music store and just about anywhere music is sold. Get it today!

The recent recipient of the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Buddy Guy’s incredible career spans over 50 years with just as many albums released. Career highlights include 7 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement, Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic development, Presidential National Medal of Arts, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to name a few.

Tom Hambridge is the recipient of a Grammy Award for Buddy Guy’s Album ‘LIVING PROOF’ at the 53rd annual Grammy Award Ceremonies held in LA on February 13th, 2011. ‘LIVING PROOF’ was chosen as the Best Contemporary Blues Album. The album was written & produced by Tom. It’s Buddy’s highest charting record ever and features Buddy’s first time duet with B.B. King.

Known worldwide as one of the hardest working and well respected “first call” musicians in the business, Tom’s professional credits include touring, producing, songwriting and recording with: Keb Mo, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, ZZ Top, James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Susan Tedeschi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Delbert McClinton, Bo Diddley, BB King, Meat Loaf, NRBQ, George Thorogood, Keith Anderson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Boston, Shemekia Copeland, Gretchen Wilson, Rodney Atkins, Van Zant, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and many more!

Also a very active solo artist, Tom has released six critically acclaimed CD’s and has been featured as guest vocalist on the Disney soundtracks “Cars” and “Ratatouille”. His new solo CD is in the works and is due for a late 2015 or early 2016 release.

 “Tom writes, plays, sings and produces all the while keeping the sessions humming, tunes popping and just making it all happen. He’s the best producer I’ve ever met in my life!”Buddy Guy