Texas Artist Hamilton Loomis returns to Billings on Wednesday Dec 11 for a special Christmas concert and CD release! In addition to his usual rocking show, Loomis introduces some new original Christmas songs in his set, which will be on his brand new Christmas CD, available at the concert.
Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent.
A protégé of Bo Diddley, Loomis met the icon backstage at the age of 16 at Houston’s famed venue Rockefeller’s. Before the night was over, Loomis was onstage playing guitar with the legend. Diddley quickly became friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter, appearing on two of Loomis’ albums and presenting a cherished red guitar that he still plays.
Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor. Loomis’ energetic, get-in-with–the-crowd antics are infectious.
“Being comfortable on stage is something that comes completely natural to me,” he says. “I feel joy when I play music and it literally moves me. It moves my body. I learned long ago that whenever music is coming from you, from deep inside your soul and from the right place, people will feel that on a deeper level and might not even know what’s going on inside of themselves. I enjoy engaging the crowd and feel a show should be an interactive experience.”
Tickets available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (919) 653 – 0443