Guitarist Sean Chambers Announces His Most-Extensive Tour Ever
Guitarist Sean Chambers, whose new CD, The Rock House Sessions, is set for release on October 15 from Blue Heat Records, has announced his most extensive tour schedule thus far in support of the new album. His latest itinerary includes performances in a number of markets that Sean has not played in a long time, plus many he’s never played before, including all of his upcoming California shows, as well as San Antonio, Fort Worth, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Phoenix, Boulder, Cedar Rapids and New Orleans.
The Rock House Sessions is the first album he’s recorded as Sean Chambers rather than The Sean Chambers Band; and producing for the first-time is legendary keyboard player Reese Wynans (best-known as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band). It’s also his first album using all studio musicians, as Sean and Reese tapped into a host of all-star local players and songwriters. The album was recorded at the studio of another acclaimed keyboardist – Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton Band) – named The Rock House, hence The Rock House Sessions.
Besides Sean on lead vocals and lead guitar, the main band includes Reese Wynans on keyboards, Tommy MacDonald on bass and Tom Hambridge on drums. Special guests include Rob McNelley on guitar, TJ Klay on harmonica, Chaz Trippy on percussion, Etta Britt on backing vocals, Bob Britt on guitar, Steve Herman on trumpet, and Jim Hoke on sax.
“We used three of my original songs on The Rock House Sessions,” said Sean Chambers about the new album. We had so many different songs on the table from some really great songwriters, including not only Tom Hambridge, but Gary Nicholson and Rick Vito. I really liked the diversity of all the music that we had to choose from here.
“The songs that I wrote are ‘Your Love Is My Disease,’ ‘It Hurts to See You Go’ and ‘Meant to Be’. ‘Your Love Is My Disease’ is a straight-ahead up tempo blues song my band and I had been playing at our shows a couple months before the CD was recorded, and it was always very well received. ‘It Hurts to See You Go’ is a slow minor blues song about a guy who is trying to convince the love of his life ‘not to go.’ ‘Meant to Be’ is really unlike any other song that I have ever written. It was inspired by my soon-to-be wife, Karen, and the song kind of wrote itself. After talking with Karen on the phone early one morning, I had this melody running through my head and some lyric ideas also. I picked up my acoustic guitar and wrote the whole song in about 45 minutes. Reese Wynans helped me fine tune the song in the studio and also added a few lyrics at the end. Not to mention the piano lines that he added really took this song to another level. Although it is not the typical kind of song that one might expect to hear on a blues/rock album, it came from the heart and it is one of my favorites. It's about real stuff!”
Sean Chambers Tour Itinerary
09/14/13 Orlando, FL McWell's
09/15/13 Sebastian, FL Earl's Hideaway
10/11/13 New Port Richey, FL Cocktails
10/12/13 St. Petersburg, FL Ringside Cafe
10/19/13 Boca Raton, FL The Funky Biscuit
10/23/13 Tuscarawas, OH Canal House
10/24/13 Indianapolis, IN The Slippery Noodle Inn
10/25/13 Marion, IL John Brown's Bar
10/26/13 Blue Springs, MO Trouser Mouse
10/27/13 Cedar Rapids, IA Parlor City
11/15/13 Wichita, KS Soggy Bottom Too
11/16/13 Boulder, CO Boulder Outlook Hotel & Suites
11/17/13 Evergreen, CO Little Bear Saloon
11/19/13 Salt Lake City, UT Sun & Moon Cafe
11/20/13 Salt Lake City, UT Sun & Moon Cafe
11/22/13 Santa Cruz, CA The Pocket
11/23/13 Arcadia, CA Arcadia Blues Club
11/24/13 San Francisco, CA Biscuits & Blues
11/26/13 Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room
11/28/13 Austin, TX Saxon Pub
11/30/13 Fort Worth, TX J & J Blues Bar
12/03/13 San Angelo, TX Sealy Flats Blues Inn
12/04/13 San Angelo, TX Sealy Flats Blues Inn
12/06/13 San Antonio, TX Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall
12/10/13 New Orleans, LA Mid-City Lanes Rock 'N' Bowl
12/12/13 Atlanta, GA Blind Willie's
12/13/13 Marietta, GA Darwin's
12/14/13 Jacksonville Beach, FL Mojo Kitchen
1/24/14 Sugarloaf Key, FL Mangrove Mama's Restaurant
1/25/14 Sugarloaf Key, FL Mangrove Mama's Restaurant
Additional dates forthcoming….