Tom Hambridge: Boom! Review

Tom Hambridge may not be a household name, but he sure has produced several. Hambridge produced Buddy Guy’s latest album, Living Proof, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2010. He also wrote the title track, which won Song of the Year. This year, Hambridge produced George Thorogood’s new CD, 2120 South Michigan Avenue, and 12-year-old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan’s debut album. It is safe to say Hambridge is one of the hottest producers in blues rock right now.

Boom! is the latest solo album from Hambridge and definitely brings a country style approach to blues rock. The album starts off with “I Keep Things,” a radio friendly country rocker and moves into the bluesy “Upside of Lonely.” The album is good mix of country and blues tunes. Boom! also features the song “I Got Your Country Right Here.” Hambridge wrote the song originally for Gretchen Wilson and her version debuted at #6 on the U.S. Billboard Country Album charts.

Tom Hambridge has proven himself for many years as a fantastic producer, song writer, and musician. On Boom! Hambridge not only provides vocals, and wrote the majority of the songs, but he’s on the drums as well and produced the album. Tom Hambridge has been known for making others look good, well he’s not so bad himself.

The Review: 7.5/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– I Keep Things
The Best In Me
– Things I Miss The Most

The Big Hit

– I Keep Things

Review by Pete Francis

Buy the album: Amazon | iTunes

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