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Showing posts with label Phoenix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Phoenix. Show all posts

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Loomis Concert Is A Blast!! Rhythm Room Phoenix January 5, 2013

What gets a true pro football fanatic away from his big screen TV when the NFL Playoffs are on... almost nothing! Well, tonight Hamilton Loomis Band made their debut in Phoenix and I chose his concert set and put the DVR on record to catch the football game. I have been wanting to see this guy for a long time. (Long time friend and sometime contributor Stilladog from Westminster MD. turned me on to Loomis a number of years back but our paths had never crossed.) Excellent decision!!! The Hamilton Loomis Band may put on one of the best shows on the road today. Native Texan Hamilton Loomis is not only a great song writer but an exceptional performer. This is my first opportunity to see Loomis live and in person and I can tell you every single person at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona tonight was blown away by the show. Loomis is literally a one man blues funk machine with an incredible voice, terrific guitar skills and a super harmonica sound but he is full of energy and his enthusiasm is contagious. Not enough to have a terrific performer leading the band but Loomis surrounds himself with three musicians who would be standouts in any band. Sax player Fabian Hernandez was absolutely incredible tonight sounding more like a band leader than a backing player. He had beautiful tone and massive chops. He also fills in on keys and backing vocals. New to the band is Armando Aussenac on drums (and vocals) and he is first rate with impeccable taste for texture. Kent Beatty holds down the bass slot (and vocals) playing lead lines under the band while keeping the bottom tight and funky. Each of the players would be a standout in any band but together this is an incredibly talented foursome. One thing that a musician notices about a band like this is each members strengths. These guys are just plain great! Each member shines while playing as a group. Playing a solo for any of these guys is icing to highlight their individual talents but they shine individually as a part of the show. I don't take written notes at a concert so I can't tell you the set list but I can tell you that the band opened with a great funky instrumental with lots of sax. The nearly 2 hour concert included songs from throughout Loomis' career such as What It Is and No No No and at least 4 or more songs from a soon to be released CD (March 2013). A few of these tracks had a bit of a rockier feel than what I am accustomed to from Loomis in his funky style and also including tracks with a soul/R&B flavor really highlighting Loomis' great voice. One of the highlights of the show was Loomis in his trademark white boots walking from chair to chair (people were clearing a path of seats) and eventually onto the bar playing guitar on Johnny Guitar Waston's Bow Wow. This track was morphed into a "rock and roll" track but back to the funky blues when Loomis concluded on the stage. I've been at a lot of concerts where the crowd was hoping that the band would continue but this crowd really wanted more! I mean it was over in an instant! A sign of a truly great show. i spoke briefly with Loomis after the show and he is not only a great performer but a genuinely nice guy. Ask me why he doesn't come to your town. My guess is because there are very few bands that are willing to go on after him! I've seen one of those concerts before and for the big name headliner...it wasn't pretty. The Hamilton Loomis Band put on a truly terrific show and if he is near your town and you miss it... YOU HAVE MISSED THE BOAT!!!!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

THE MESSIAH WILL COME AGAIN - Carole Pellatt & BONEYARD

CAROLE PELLATT is a freelance guitarist from Montreal CANADA, currently living in Phoenix, Az. She plays all styles of guitar, from acoustic fingerstyle to rock lead guitar. She performs with many different groups, both freelancing and in bands of her own. She is available for hire in all styles of performance; in ensemble, and solo playing, as well as recording. she's worked as a musical director for awards shows, musical consultant for films, and she also teaches privately. Carole conducts "Jamming Worshops" designed to help people of all ages learn how to play in bands. She has had three musical groups associated with the Arizona commission for the arts and is also Phoenix director for the national Rock Camp, "CAMP JAM". In addition to freelancing, Carole has several musical projects that she plays with on a regular basis. On the “my projects” page you will see a link to each of her bands. there will Also be a place to either hear or see the band or project listed on that page. Please check out her YOUTUBE CHANNEL to listen to Carole's guitar playing. And be sure to go to the "contact info" page of this site if you'd like her for your next project, gig, or lesson- or if you just need someone to fill in. All the bands on this website are available for performances, public or private, personal or corporate, and Carole is available for private lessons, online lessons, band coaching, and group teaching. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! ”LIKE”