Texas guitarist Hamilton Loomis was born and raised in Galveston, TX. Having come from a musical family, Loomis developed numerous skills as a multi-instrumentalist, learning drums, piano, guitar, and harmonica as an adolescent. By the age of 14, Loomis began writing, arranging, and performing his own material. He formed a vocal group consisting of family members and was playing prestigious gigs like the Delta Blues Festival. During his early years on the road Loomis met and was mentored by such legendary blues figures as Bo Diddley, Johnny Copeland, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and Albert Collins. In 1994 he released his first disc, Hamilton, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Album of the Year. Just Gimme One Night was his second release, followed in 2000 by both All Fired Up and Live: Highlights. Also in 2000, Loomis utilized his acting ability by accepting the role of Trevor in the VH1 original movie At Any Cost. Upon signing with Blind Pig Records the guitarist released his first disc for the label, Kickin' It, in 2003, followed by a second, Ain't Just Temporary, in 2007. ~ Al Campbell, Rovi