Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Sean Chambers
Florida born Sean Chambers began his career in the Blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader until 2003. During Sean’s tenure with Mr. Sumlin, Britain’s own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.”
In 2009, Chambers went into the studio to record his critically-acclaimed album, Ten Til Midnight. When Ten Til Midnight was released in October, 2009, it garnered rave reviews and also appeared on the Living Blues chart for the first three months after its release. It received steady airplay in 45 states around the U.S, as well as many markets overseas. The title cut was featured on “The House of Blues Radio Hour” as a “Blues Breaker;” and the album also generated significant airplay on Sirius/XM Radio’s blues channel as a “Pick to Click.”
Sean Chambers released Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse in 2011, which featured 10 tracks of mostly originals, along with Sean’s distinctively searing takes on “Full Moon on Main Street,” a highlight song from an early album by The Kinsey Report; as well as a blistering version of Elmore James’ “Dust My Broom,” which recalls Johnny Winter in its approach.
Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse appeared on BB King’s Bluesville XM/Sirius Blues Charts as a “Pick to Click” for 6 weeks in a row, as well as 15 weeks on the RMR Weekly Blues Roots Chart and 11 weeks on the House of Blues Radio Chart. The album was voted “Best Live Blues Album of 2011” by Canada’s Blues Underground Network and ranked as one of the Top 3 Live CD’s in Germany by the magazine Wasser Prawda. In addition it was nominated for a Jimi Award for “Best Live Blues Album of 2011.” Guitar Player Magazine did a full page feature story on Sean in February, 2012, and the same month Vintage Guitar Magazine ran a two page feature story.
On October 15, 2013, Sean Chambers released The Rock House Sessions, on Blue Heat Records. The album received great reviews and was also nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award in 2014 for “Best Blues Rock Album of the year”. The album was recorded at Rock House Studios owned by acclaimed keyboardist
-Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton Band) – hence the album name
-On March 17th 2017 Sean Chambers released his 6th album entitled “Trouble & Whiskey” on the American Showplace Music label. Trouble & Whiskey hit #11 on The Billboard Blues Charts, reached #7 on the Living Blues Charts during the first week of it’s release, and was nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award for “Best Blues Rock Album of the year”.
-On October 19th 2018, Sean Chambers released his 7th album “Welcome To My Blues” on the American Showplace Music label, reaching #9 on the Billboard Blues charts in the first week, and was also nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award for “Best Blues Rock Album of the year”. Both albums were produced by Ben Elliott who has recorded classic artists such as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, and Steve Miller among others.
On March 1st, 2020, Chambers went into the studio and recorded his 8th album which is a tribute to his mentor, the late great Hubert Sumlin. This album was also engineered and produced by Ben Elliott who suddenly passed away a month after the album was recorded. The album is now scheduled for release on the Quarto Valley Record label on July 2nd, 2021.
Sean Chambers will continue to tour with his band throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, and currently resides in Southwest Florida with his wife Karen, who handles his merchandise sales while on tour.
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