Welcome Back ... HAMILTON LOOMIS & His (World Class) Band!!!
Here's a little about their last show at the Rear Window ...
Hamilton Loomis and His Band definitely kicked it up a couple of notches this past Saturday night. I will tell you that if you weren't there, you missed some incredible musical magic! It is not possible to go to a Hamilton Loomis show and leave feeling that you missed something. From the moment they took the stage, they owned us. How he put his team together is no surprise, because Hamilton seems to instinctively know how and when to step aside and let them play through, and, no doubt, they all keep the bar at a very high level.
For me, the highlights of the show were, in no particular order, Hamilton's stroll through the Rear Window while playing a guitar solo that kept moving to a new level; or Hamilton, joined by Stratton Doyle on the sax (good lawd, that boy can PLAY) for a remarkable trade off of blues-funk riffs and trading one-liners from memorable songs; or Kent's extremely tasteful bass solo which lifted off slowly then moved to perfectly placed thumps, pops, slaps, sweet triplets and back down for a smooth landing; Ryan's drum solo took us on a wonderful rhythmical ride, his use of the high hat and lightning speed kick pedal (that was a single pedal) were a combination I have not heard anywhere else! Hamilton Loomis and His (World Class) Band ... from chickin' pickin' to soul grinding riffs, "infinity" styles, tones, and perfectly executed breaks (some that left me breathless) this band gave us a taste of R&B Funk Heaven, right here in the upper room of the Rear Window! YIKES ... don't forget the excellent lead vocals and great backups ... yet another excellent facet to this Band.
If you want to jazz your life up a bit before they get here in July, visit Hamilton's website www.hamiltonloomis.com and load up on his music. It is CONTAGIOUS!!! Check out his calendar, too! If there is a show within a couple of hours of where you live ... it is definitely worth the commute!!!
Rear Window Listening Room
107 East Menefee Avenue
Ganado, TX 77962