The NOLA Sessions

Tom Hambridge

The NOLA Sessions by Tom Hambridge
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BluesAmericana
For fans of:Buddy Guy, BB King, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top
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  1. - Blues Been Mighty Good To Me - QMGKN1400205
  2. - Bluz Crazy - QMGKN1400202
  3. - This End Of The Road - QMGKN1400204
  4. - I Love Everything - QMGKN1400206
  5. - What you Leave Behind - QMGKN1400210
  6. - Little Things - QMGKN1400201
  7. - Whiskey Ghost - QMGKN1400211
  8. - Save Me - QMGKN1400209
  9. - A Couple Drops - QMGKN1400200
  10. - Masterpiece - QMGKN1400207
  11. - Me and Charlie - QMGKN1400208
  12. - Trying To Find It - QMGKN1400203
  13. - Faith - QMGKN1400212
BluesAmericana
For fans of:Buddy Guy, BB King, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top
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Description

“The NOLA Sessions” is inspired by the beauty and creative depth of New Orleans. Tom Hambridge set out to produce a biographical blues recording 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. For this eighth solo album Tom and his production team ventured south to The Parlor studios in the Irish Channel neighborhood of uptown New Orleans and gathered some of the best players the Big Easy has to offer. Other guests on this album of 13 original tunes by Hambridge, some in concert with other composers, include The McCrary Sisters and The Naughty Horns, as well as his daughters, Sarah & Rachel Hambridge. This quality production is further enhanced by being mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London in the “George Martin Suite” by Grammy winner Sean Magee.

Credits

TOM HAMBRIDGE THE NOLA SESSIONS © SuperStar Factory Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved

1. Blues Been Mighty Good to Me (Tom Hambridge & Richard Fleming) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocal Featuring Allen Toussaint: Piano, Vocal Max Moran: Upright Bass Wendy Moten: Backing Vocals

2. Bluz Crazy (Tom Hambridge) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals John Fohl: Electric Guitar Tommy MacDonald: Bass Kevin McKendree: Piano

3. This End of the Road (Tom Hambridge) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals Sonny Landreth: Slydeco Electric Guitar Tommy MacDonald: Bass

4. I Love Everything (Tom Hambridge) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals Shane Theriot: Electric Guitar Calvin Turner, Jr: Bass David Torkanowsky: Piano Kevin McKendree: B3 The Naughty Horns Sarachel: Backing Vocals

5. What You Leave Behind (Tom Hambridge) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals Ivan Neville: B3 Shane Theriot: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Rob McNelly: Electric Guitar Calvin Turner, Jr: Bass Nathaniel Smith: Cello The Naughty Horns

6. Little Things (Tom Hambridge) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals Sonny Landreth: Slydeco Electric Guitar Tommy MacDonald: Bass

7. Whiskey Ghost (Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals Sonny Landreth: Slydeco Electric Guitar Tommy MacDonald: Bass

8. Save Me (Tom Hambridge, Bobby Whitlock ** ) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals Shane Theriot: Electric Guitar Calvin Turner, Jr: Bass David Torkanowsky: Piano Kevin McKendree: B3 The McCrary Sisters: Backing Vocals The Naughty Horns

9. A Couple Drops (Tom Hambridge) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals Ivan Neville: B3 Shane Theriot: Electric Guitar Rob McNelly : Electric Guitar Calvin Turner, Jr: Bass

10. Masterpiece (Tom Hambridge) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals Shane Theriot: Electric Guitars Rob McNelly: Electric Guitars Calvin Turner, Jr: Bass David Torkanowsky: Wurlitzer, Piano Nathaniel Smith: Cello

11. Me and Charlie (Tom Hambridge) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals Sonny Landreth: Slydeco Electric Guitar Tommy MacDonald: Bass

12. Tryin' To Find It (Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele*) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals John Fohl: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Rob McNelly: Electric Guitar Tommy MacDonald: Bass Kevin McKendree: Piano, B3 Nathaniel Smith: Cello

13. Faith (Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming) Tom Hambridge: Drums, Vocals John Fohl: Acoustic Guitar Tommy MacDonald: Bass Nathaniel Smith: Cello

Tom Hambridge Tunes (ASCAP), Richard Fleming Music (BMI), Gary Nicholson Music admin. By Sony/ATV, Two Bug Music (BMI) and 3 Ring Circus Music (BMI). Tom Hambridge: Producer Tommy MacDonald: Production Assistant John L. Heithaus: Executive Producer

Tracking: The Parlor, New Orleans LA* Overdubs & Vocals Recorded at: BlackBird Studios, Nashville *** House of Blues Studios, Nashville **** Matt Grondin: Engineer* Eric Heigle: Engineer* Steve Chyzyk: Assistant* Kirkland Middleton: Assistant* Michael Saint-Leon: Engineer ** Zach Allen: Engineer *** Owen Lewis: Engineer **** Sam Franey: Assistant **** The Naughty Horns: John Culbreth: Trumpet, Claps Ian Bowman: Tenor Sax, Claps Nick Ellman: Baritone Sax, Claps The McCrary Sisters: Alfreda, Ann, Deborah, and Regina Sarachel: Sarah and Rachel Hambridge

From Tom: In between making a bunch of albums for some amazing artists and bands, I carved out four days to make my own album. I ’ ve played New Orleans many times through the years with the Rattlesnakes, Chuck Berry and on different tours and I wanted to get into a studio, invite some local musicians out, make music with people I ’ d never met before, play on drums I ’ d never played before, stay up all night writing songs and just press record and play. So that's what I did. Thank you, Allen Toussaint, for coming out and blessing the NOLA sessions. Thanks to the City of New Orleans, the wonderful musicians, the talented technicians, my buddies Johnny Hi-hat and Tommy Mac for helping make this project and trip down to the Bayou happen. “ Me and Charlie ” is for Charlie McPherson, Buddy Guy ’ s bus driver. So many miles, so many smiles and one of the biggest hearts ever. “ What You Leave Behind ” is for my buddy John Flynn (aka Curt). NOLA sessions is dedicated to my friends Allen Toussaint, James Cotton, Chuck Berry, Johnny Winter and Glen Olsen. Thank you God Almighty, Chris, Rachel, Sarah, Mom and Dad. Tom Hambridge May, 2018

TOM HAMBRIDGE THE NOLA SESSIONS © SuperStar Factory Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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