Drummer and songwriter Tom Hambridge had a brush with a more widespread following in 2000 following his debut for a major-record label, Balderdash, for the New York City-based Artemis Records. Artemis, a short-lived label run by record industry legend Danny Goldberg, folded just a few years later, but while it lasted, the label had an impressive lineup of roots music artists including Warren Zevon, Jimmie Vaughan, Todd Rundgren, Hubert Sumlin, and Susan Tedeschi. Raised in Buffalo, N.Y., Hambridge got his first set of drums as a five-year-old, and had his first band a short time later. The youngest of four children, he spent a lot of time listening to his older sisters' albums of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, learning to play drums by ear off the albums he'd heard. He focused his efforts on music and football through high school, ...
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