hamilton loomis bw photo by Greg JohnsonHamilton Loomis offers original blues with a nice flavoring of soul and funk. He met one of his heroes, Bo Diddley, at an early age, and the two became good friends. The elder bluesman mentored Loomis, remarking about the youngster’s music, “You got to put some seasonin’ in what you’re doin’, and this boy’s got the whole salt shaker!” Hamilton Loomis hailing from Texas also had the fortunate opportunity to learn first-hand from many of the state’s renowned musicians, such as Johnny Copeland, Gatemouth Brown, Joe Hughes and Albert Collins. He is one of the young artists at the forefront of bringing blues based American music into the 21st century and redefining it for a contemporary audience. Spanning youth and tradition, he bridges the gap between generations of music-lovers both in the U.S. and around the world.

Loomis returns to Portland on Saturday, January 25th, for a 9:00 pm show at the Starday Tavern, 6517 SE Foster Rd. Admission is $10.00 and this is a Cascade Blues Association co-sponsored event, so bring your membership card to receive $1.00 discount on entry. Hamilton Loomis brings a dynamic, energetic show every time out. This is one show that is sure to bring a great deal of excitement to all in attendance.