TAMPA — Sean Chambers will perform Saturday, June 15, 8 p.m., at Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com.
Born on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Chambers listened to the music of Johnny Winter, Freddie King, B. B. King, Albert King, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck throughout his childhood. After playing clubs as part of a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band, Chambers kicked off his own career in blues with the release of “Strong Temptation,” his debut album, in 1998. That same year, Chambers was tapped to tour as part of legendary Chicago blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin’s band. He continued to back Sumlin through 2003 and made a guest appearance on Sumlin’s 2004 album “About Them Shoes.”
During his tenure with Sumlin’s band, “Guitarist” magazine named Chambers “one of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.”
Chambers next released “Humble Spirits” on Rockview Records in 2004. Five years later, he followed up with “Ten Til Midnight,” which garnered rave reviews and remained on the Living Blues chart for three months. “Ten Til Midnight” was the first of three consecutive releases on Blue Heat Records. His next two albums were “Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse” and “The Rock House Sessions.”
“Trouble & Whiskey” was released in 2017 on the American Showplace Music label. It hit No. 11 on the Billboard chart and No. 7 on the Living Blues chart. The album was nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award for Best Blues Rock Album of the Year.
“Welcome To My Blues,” Chambers’ seventh and most recent studio album, was released in 2018.
The follow-up to “Trouble & Whiskey” was produced by Ben Elliott. Chambers is joined by band members John Ginty on Hammond B3 and keyboards, Todd Cook on bass and Moe Watson on drums.