In The Round with Tom Hambridge, Pat McLaughlin and George Teren, $15

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In The Round with Tom Hambridge, Pat McLaughlin and George Teren, $15
Friday, November 22, 2019 9:30 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • $15 cover charge at door
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
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  • When: Friday, Nov 22, 2019 9:30 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: $15 cover charge at door
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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There are 20 tables, 10 bar seats and 8 pew seats available for reservation. The remaining pew seats for this show are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/first served basis when doors open.
Tom Hambridge: What do Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, ZZ Top, Hank Williams Jr., BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Meat Loaf, Rascal Flatts, Johnny Winter, Rodney Atkins, George Thorogood, Keith Anderson, Susan Tedeschi, Van Zant, American Idol and Walt Disney Pictures all have in common? Three Time Grammy® Award-Winning Producer, Singer/Songwriter & Drummer TOM HAMBRIDGE!

Tom Hambridge is a three-time Grammy™- winning producer, songwriter, & drummer for his production work on two of blues legend Buddy Guy’s most critically acclaimed albums: ‘Living Proof’ (2011) , “Born to Play Guitar’ (2016) and The Bles is Alive and Well (2018).. Tom has also produced 5 other Grammy nominated albums. He has won numerous W.C. Handy and Blues Music Awards, eight Boston Music Awards and several ASCAP Country Music Awards. He was the recipient of the prestigious KBA (Keeping the Blues Alive) Award in Memphis and has been inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. The list of artist collaborators includes: Gary Clark Jr., Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, B.B. King, Gregg Allman, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter, George Thorogood and Susan Tedeschi, among many others.

Over 400 of Tom’s songs have been recorded (and many top charted) by such diverse artists as: Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Rascal Flatts, Eric Burdon (The Animals,) James Cotton, Foghat, Delbert McClinton, Van Zant, and Joe Bonamassa. Tom has also performed/toured and/or recorded with Chuck Berry, Boston, Hank Williams Jr., Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Winter, George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Keb’ Mo’, among many others. As a prolific solo recording artist, Tom has released seven well-regarded albums including his latest, The NOLA Sessions (release June 22, 2018), which was inspired by the beauty and creative depth of New Orleans. Tom set out to create a biographical blues LP 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. The Nola Sessions has been Top 5 in the Roots Music Report’s Blues and Contemporary Blues charts for over 28 weeks as of 2/1/19. 
Pat McLaughlin: Pat McLaughlin is a maverick. The revered, if a bit enigmatic, singer, songwriter and guitarist has spent years honing his layered style. Dedicated only to the pursuit of a new groove or an old feeling, his songs rehash the sights and sounds of a reformed nomad with roots in Iowa, footprints in San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, and a home in Nashville.

Raised in Waterloo, Iowa, McLaughlin landed in San Francisco, California, in the early 1970s. He had given college in Arizona a try but found the lure of music unshakable. In California, Pat began to write songs, playing alone at open mic nights and in the streets near the bay.

After a brief stint in Boston, the late 1970s took McLaughlin to Nashville. The city's rich pockets of ace musicians and elite songwriters soon ensnared Pat, who formed a band and began gigging around town. Carpentry paid his early bills, and McLaughlin released his first album in 1980. Two consecutive projects for Los Angeles' Capitol Records followed. Produced by Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Daniel Powter), Pat released his eponymous major label debut in 1988. 1989's Get Out and Stay Out, also produced by Froom, featured a supporting cast of virtuosos including keyboardist Ian McLagan, and another dose of McLaughlin-penned gems. His sound, deliciously organic and rooted in soul, aged well and demanded room to breathe.

In the late 1980s, McLaughlin experienced his first slice of mainstream country music success: Steve Wariner recorded Pat's "Lynda." Wariner's version climbed to the top of the charts, winning Pat his first BMI Country Award in 1988.

Drawn to New Orleans drummer Carlo Nuccio's style, McLaughlin retreated to Louisiana in 1990. He remained based in Nashville but played constantly with a band featuring Nuccio in New Orleans. The city's salt and sweat seeped into McLaughlin's sound, and for 6 years, he explored, played and immersed himself in the town's bold music community.

In 1992, Tanya Tucker and Delbert McClinton had a hit with McLaughlin's "Tell Me About It" - another BMI award coupled with a mainstream asterisk for the reluctant Nashville songwriter.

During the New Orleans years, Pat also released records produced by friends Jim Rooney (Hal Ketchum) and Ben Keith (Neil Young). In 1997, along with former Subdudes Tommy Malone and Johnny Ray Allen, plus drummer Kenneth Blevins, McLaughlin formed Tiny Town. The quartet recorded one self-titled album, produced by Bernie Leadon (The Eagles), in 1998.

2000's Uncle Pat showcased more of the adept guitarist's blithe compositions. Next Five Miles followed suit, setting critic tongues wagging. Co-produced by McLaughlin and guitar wunderkind Kenny Greenberg, Next Five Miles drew rave reviews from hipsters across the country, including the Chicago Sun-Times, who listed the album among its top roots projects of the year.

McLaughlin's compositions have been recorded by a jaw-dropping array of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Alan Jackson, Taj Mahal, Trisha Yearwood, Al Kooper, Nanci Griffith, Josh Turner, Shawn Camp and Don Williams. Gary Allan recorded Pat's "Songs About Rain," securing yet another BMI Country Award for McLaughlin. An in-demand studio musician, Pat's guitar "chunking" finessed projects by Jamie Hartford, Rosanne Cash, Julie Roberts, Don Williams, Al Cooper, Shawn Camp, Cowboy Jack Clement, Neil Diamond and many more.

As further testament to McLaughlin's skill, engineer David Ferguson called on Pat to play acoustic guitar for the final Johnny Cash recording sessions. A frequent collaborator of John Prine, Pat McLaughlin frequently finds himself working alongside legends. Rolling Stone called McLaughlin "a tasty, rootsy gem," while he prompted the Tennessean's Peter Cooper to spout poetry: "Groove and soul, slink and stutter, groove and soul, wisdom and pain, groove and soul."

In 2006, McLaughlin released Horsefly, again featuring the co-production credits of McLaughlin and Kenny Greenberg. Loose but focused, the tracks ebb and flow seamlessly, offering wry observations on life's satisfactions and misfires. "No one since Dan Penn has better mixed '60s soul idioms with country music sentiment," proclaimed the Chicago Sun-Times. "Pat McLaughlin is an American treasure."
George Teren: George Teren moved to Nashville from Boston in 1987. 
He spent 14 years at Zomba Music Publishing, garnering #1 hits for Tim McGraw (“Real Good Man”), Billy Ray Cyrus (“Busy Man”), Kevin Sharp (“She’s Sure Taking It Well”), and Rick Trevino (“Running Out Of Reasons To Run”).
In 2003, George signed with Full Circle Music Publishing, scoring success with the #1 songs “Homewrecker” for Gretchen Wilson and “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton, which in 2006 garnered Song Of The Year nominations for the Academy Of Country Music, Grammy, and CMA awards. His song “Ladies Love Country Boys” by Trace Adkins was a multiple week #1 hit in early 2007.  And in early 2008 his song “Stealing Cinderella”, the debut single on RCA artist Chuck Wicks, peaked at #3.
Additionally, Teren has had hit singles on Tracy Byrd, Blake Shelton, Gary Allan, Billy Dean, Neal McCoy, Chris Cagle, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Pirates of Mississippi, and Lorrie Morgan. His songs have appeared on albums by Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Jodee Messina, Suzy Bogguss, Bryan White, John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker, Montgomery/Gentry, Tracy Lawrence, and Trick Pony, to name a few.
In the pop world, Teren has had songs recorded by Britney Spears, Nick Lachey, Tower of Power, and the Christian group Avalon, among others.
In the last few years George has had cuts on Alabama, Jamey Johnson, Blake Shelton, Keith Anderson, Rodney Atkins, Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson, Brad Paisley, Heidi Newfield, and Dierks Bentley.
George has written, produced and sung music for radio and TV, including themes for the NBA, ABC College Football and CBS Winter Olympics.  His ad clients have included Budweiser, Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Busch Beer, Valvoline, McDonald’s, Pabst Beer, Dominos Pizza and WalMart. Teren has been awarded a Clio, a Mobius, and a number of Tellys and Emmys.