Wayne Baker Brooks set to release his first collaboration with Tom Hambridge: “Changeling”

Wayne Baker Brooks recorded landmark track at Blackbird Studios in Nashville; written and produced by Grammy Award Winner Tom Hambridge.

Online PR News – 12-July-2011 – – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wayne Baker Brooks set to release his first collaboration with Tom Hambridge: “Changeling”

Chicago, IL - “Changeling” written and produced by Grammy® Award-Winning, FOUR-Time Grammy®-Nominated, ASCAP Award Winning Producer, Songwriter & Drummer Tom Hambridge marks Wayne’s revisit to his debut style: mainstream blues rock.

The landmark single was recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. Asked what made him consider recording a song written and produced by someone else for the first time in his career Wayne answers: “When I met Tom for the first time I didn’t realize it was the Tom Hambridge that catapulted so many careers. I always really liked Tom’s style of writing and producing. After talking for a while I really liked his vibe. When we finally introduced ourselves I was blown away.”

“Changeling” is the first of 3 songs produced by Hambridge to appear on Wayne’s upcoming album release later this year. “Changeling” also marks Wayne’s first time recording a song that was not written by him; Wayne comments: “When I checked out the song I said, yeah – I can do this. I love the vibe, I know someone exactly like that; When I write my songs it’s about real things and about my life experiences, I thought immediately I can sing this.”


WAYNE BAKER BROOKS: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, Producer, Author
Meet the youngest son of blues great Lonnie Brooks … Wayne joined his father's band at the end of the 80’s and worked his way up from roadie to guitarist to bandleader. Additionally, in 1997, he formed the Wayne Baker Brooks Band. In 1998 Wayne Baker Brooks spear-headed & co-wrote “Blues for Dummies” with his father and Cub Koda, earning his first Real Blues magazine award (Keeping the Blues Alive). Wayne released his solo debut “MYSTERY” in 2004, a contemporary blues album that also draws on rock, soul, funk, and hip-hop. Allmusic.com rated the album with 4 stars and praises: “…Mystery is not just a strong debut, it's a fully formed new vision that updates the sound of the blues without falling into the same tired blues-rock clichés…”

TOM HAMBRIDGE: Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge is known worldwide as one of the hardest working and well-regarded “first call” musicians in the business. His professional credits include touring, producing, songwriting and recording with: Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Susan Tedeschi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Delbert McClinton, Bo Diddley, BB King, Meat Loaf, NRBQ, George Thorogood, Billy Ray Cyrus, Boston, Shemekia Copeland, Gretchen Wilson, Rodney Atkins, Van Zant and many more. He recently received a Grammy for Producing Buddy Guy's album 'Living Proof', which won the Best Contemporary Blues Album of the year Award at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Also a very active solo artist, Tom has released five critically acclaimed CD’s and has been featured as guest vocalist on the Disney soundtracks “Cars” and “Ratatouille”.

For more information, or to purchase a copy of “Changeling”, visit:
www.waynebakerbrooks.com or www.bluesislandrecords.com

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