Grammy Winner Tom Hambridge Wins 2011 Blues Blast Music Award for Song of the Year

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Producer and Composer Tom Hambridge, whose latest CD, Boom!, continues to generate rave reviews and significant radio airplay, won the 2011 Blues Blast Music Award for “Song of the Year” in ceremonies Thursday night (October 27) at Buddy Guy’s Legends club in Chicago.

On Thursday October 27, at Buddy Guy’s Legends club in Chicago, Tom Hambridge won the Song of the Year award for the title track he co-wrote on Buddy Guy’s Grammy winning album, Living Proof, which he also produced.

Living Proof also won for “Contemporary Blues CD” and Buddy Guy won additional honors as “Male Blues Artist.” The entire show was broadcast live on radio station WGLT-FM. Living Proof was the 2010 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

Hambridge is currently on tour as special guest with ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Since its release in late August, BOOM! has generated tremendous critical and fan acclaim.

Here’s a sampling of the reviews:

“Boom! is a fun and well-crafted studio album that highlights the work of a solid group of musicians, the talent of a gifted singer/songwriter and a collection of memorable songs that may help Hambridge finally find the kind of commercial success as a solo artist that he has so often received as a producer and composer in the past.” - J. Blake, American Blues News

“Roots rock is the new country and ex-Bostonian Tom Hambridge is the style’s current MVP. His voice has grown some growl and sprung a drawl, but both suit him well as he delivers these roadhouse anthems with double-shots of conviction.” – Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix

”I have a new travel companion. Tom Hambridge’s new album, Boom!, has been in heavy rotation on my car stereo system. It is the type of pulse pounding blues/rock, with a touch of country here and there, that is perfect company for honking down the highway on a summer’s day.” – David Bowling, Blog Critics

“It just might be true that the best rock ‘n’ roll music today is coming out of Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music. Tom Hambridge’s new CD, Boom!, makes a convincing argument for the truth to that statement. Boom! showcases Tom in all his disguises– Robert Carraher, The Dirty Lowdown

For more information, visit http://www.tomhambridge.com and his label, SuperStar Records, http://www.superstarrecords.com to purchase digital copies of the album.

Superstar Records provides conception-to-digital delivery support to Artists on a full 'ala carte' basis. Our Artists directly participate in the ownership and control of their music and, also, maintain a 24/7 forum to communicate with fans old and new, market merchandise, gain critical audience feedback and connect fans to live performances and happenings (in person or on the web) around the globe. A retail-savvy record label!

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