Hamilton Loomis is back at Duff's!!
Let's meet at 5:30; the show starts at 6:00 $12 ($1 off for CBA members)
“If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it”, says Guitar Player. An apt description, as Loomis is one of the young artists at the forefront of bringing blues into the 21st century and redefining it for a contemporary audience. His latest release, Ain’t Just Temporary, finds Loomis masterfully blending his myriad influences, at once forging ahead into new musical territories while maintaining a strong connection to the blues legends that took him under their wings at a young age.
“I grew up listening to Otis Redding, Booker T., and Stevie Wonder… and that funky stuff you hear probably comes from me being a Prince fan,” says Loomis. All of these influences are on display on “Ain’t Just Temporary” – sparse, funky rhythms, earthy Fender Rhodes and Hammond B3 organ, powerful harmonica, and Hamilton’s soulful vocals coupled with his stellar guitar work. “I’m really happy with the tones on this CD – ‘less is more’ was definitely the approach,“ says Hamilton, who teamed with legendary Houston engineer Steve Ames to realize the album’s natural, uncluttered sound.
Within Loomis’ live show and albums, listeners will enjoy funky rhythms, powerful yet refined harmonica and Loomis’ soulful vocals coupled with his stellar guitar work. As has been his trademark, it’s another refreshing approach that manages to avoid blues clichés while staying true to the heart of the music.
Touring non-stop since 2001, Loomis has brought his funk-i-fied Texas music to audiences all over the U.S. and the world, recently earning two "Best Artist" awards in England and Wales.