Hot off the heels of his GRAMMY® nomination earlier this month, singer/songwriter/musician/producer/SuperStar partner Tom Hambridge was honored once again to play at the Kennedy Center Honors. He played drums for the Buddy Guy performance of the Muddy Waters’ classic “Hoochie Coochie Man” that wowed the entire room. Watch the clip of the show that has just been posted on YouTube. Music critic Bob Lefsetz said Guy’s performance was the highlight of the night and, “Performance is a funny game. It’s he who transcends who is remembered. You can be good, you can be great, but if you can blow us away…And that’s what Buddy Guy did.” Definitely worth a watch!
Over the last two weeks, we had the pleasure of hosting several SSR artists including Quinn Sullivan, Andrew Morstein, Justin Kalk and the ace of all trades musician, producer and songwriter, Mr. Joe Vitale. We also had the pleasure of working with Miss Wendy Moten, the Memphis Diva and bassist/guitarist/musical genius David Santos.
SSR Artist Quinn Sullivan came to town to work with producer Tom Hambridge and his A-list team of studio musicians here in Nashville. As John Lennon would have said: ‘a splendid time was had by all!’ and the band rocked the foundations of the Tracking Room! More soon on this exciting work in PROGRESS!
Superstar Records is casting female models and actresses for a music video shoot to take place in Rockville, MD on 1/1/2014. Our incredible Nashville-based artist, the Justin Kalk Orchestra is shooting a major rotation video for its upcoming single “Super Thick Lashes,” a celebration of beauty in all shapes, sizes and colors (think the Dove ad campaign) and the Video from “Brave” This one-day shoot will result in a professional and polished video to air nationwide on TV, on-line and in well-known high-end retail stores. Here’s what / who we need: – Women, ages 18 – 50 – Comfortable with your body and confident in yourself – Willing and able to rock the catwalk – Able to work for approximately 4 hours on 1/1/2014 starting mid-day and going until early evening – OK with provocative attire — this is a legitimate video on a closed set, but it will be rated PG-13 […]
12th & Porter, Nashville 11-16-13 Photos: Joseph Rini
Last April was a who’s who of guitar greats at New York’s Madison Square Garden and tomorrow those of you who weren’t able to be there in person can catch hours of highlights on the DVD. With Eric Clapton hosting dozens of music legends—such as Jeff Beck, Allman Brothers, BB King, and Keith Richards, just to name a few—there is more than enough to satisfy every type of guitar fan imaginable. SuperStar Records is proud to have two of our artists included in the line-up. Guitar prodigy himself, Quinn Sullivan earned two standing ovations during a set with his mentor Buddy Guy and Les Falconer, drummer for Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, played as part of The Robert Cray Band during several songs (the same band he has been touring the US and Europe with for most of this year). The DVD, Blu-Ray, and CD of the event […]
Justin Kalk Orchestra partners with Soles 4 Souls for series of benefit concerts The Stiff Necked Rocker festival is the first of many to come NASHVILLE – The first “Stiff Necked Rocker: 5 Hour Festival” to benefit Soles 4 Souls kicked off with several well-known Nashville bands at The Building on Saturday, October 26th. This is the first festival in a quarterly series of rock festivals to benefit the international charity. Stiff Necked Rocker is a boutique recording company/studio owned by Justin Kalk, a multi-talented performer and founder of the Justin Kalk Orchestra, who has recently signed with the SuperStar Records label. Ten bands came together to rock the benefit, including The Cunning, Nava Hotel, Reverse Buzzards, Adam Dalton & The B Sides, Willy 3rd Street, Harlott, Vanessa Barbee, Keya Gordon and Gumbot, and, of course, the Justin Kalk Orchestra. “It was great to get everyone together and on […]
Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, and percussionist Tom Hambridge recently gave an in-depth interview on the radio station QFM96 with DJ Joe Show where he spoke about why he started a record label, where the biggest ‘headaches’ are for him when it comes to working on an album, what it is like to work with Buddy Guy, and some backstory to how he found a few of the artists signed to SuperStar Records. Click play to listen in:
A few weeks after the debut of Quinn Sullivan’s album Getting There it landed on the Billboard Blues Chart as a hotshot debut at #14 (appropriately enough since that is how old he is). It quickly skyrocketed to number four and spent the next several weeks bouncing around the list alongside the likes of Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr, and Tedeschi Trucks Band. Now, proving once again that Quinn has the staying power of any of the great guitar legends, the album has re-entered the chart at Number 10. With a summer that included television appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, plus a highly successful cross-country tour as the opening act for Buddy Guy, Quinn has added yet another accomplishment to 2013—a year that will still see him taking to the stage another dozen times before gearing up for a busy 2014. […]
Producer, songwriter, performer, and SuperStar partner Tom Hambridge is the subject of an in-depth interview over on the Chicago Blues website where he discusses what it is like to collaborate with Buddy Guy and George Thorogood, amongst the many big names in music that he has worked with. Most recently he was at the helm of Buddy Guy’s latest album, Rhythm & Blues, that evolved into a two disc album at Hambridge’s urging. After recording the songs Hambridge called Buddy Guy and said, “We’ve covered all of it; the rhythm and the blues…What do you think about having it be two discs, a rhythm record and a blues record?” After a few other big names in music—Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Gary Clark Jr, for example—signed on to contribute to a few of the tracks the showstopping, soulful, wide-ranging, Billboard chart topper, and just-darn-impressive 27th album by Buddy Guy was […]