Texas-born Hamilton Loomis is the son of musician parents who exposed him to blues, rock, and soul, so it’s no surprise that music ran in his veins. With instruments readily available around the house, he mastered multiple instruments while honing his musical skills performing regularly as part of Hamilton Loomis - photo by Greg Johnsonhis family’s doo-wop group. While still a teenager, Loomis met the legendary Bo Diddley, and the two became close friends. He learned how to entertain and take command of a stage through Diddley and has always followed the advice given him by the elder bluesman to “innovate, don’t imitate.” Loomis is at his best while onstage. He is energetic, infectious and you shouldn’t be surprised to find him walking into the crowd at any given moment bringing an interactive feel to his audiences.

Hamilton Loomis will be appearing at Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd, on Tuesday, May 17 for a 9:00 pm show. Admission is $12.00.