Hamilton Loomis
King Biscuit Blues Festival
October 8, 2011
Helena, AR USA

Location: 100 ft from stage just left of SB
Lineage: AM1's(8' high)>CA st20M preamp>NJB3>Audacity (normalize)>CDWave(tracking)>FLAC

Notes: Hamilton and the band have played this festival a few times in recent years and always is a crowd pleaser. The band is energetic and interacts with the crowd and each other. He jumps into the crowd and, while continuing to play guitar, wanders his way through the audiance on his lazy path back to the stage. I always know that when Hamilton plays it will be a good set. I hope you agree.



01-I'm Gonna Prove (??)
02-The Best Worst Day of My Life
03-Something Wrong With My Pen
04-Be My Partner In Crime
05-Voodoo Doll
06-The Woman Like You
07-No! No! No! I Ain't Playin' No More
08-Slow Lover
09-Working So Hard Doin' Nothing At All
10-Bow Wow
11-I'm Gonna Get My Blues On

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King Biscuit Blues Festival
October 6-8, 2011
Helena, AR

This year I caught most of the mainstage acts, as listed, with one of two set ups. Both yielded very good results but I defer to you to let me know how well this came out. Your comments are appreciated.

What I would like is for you to help me prioritize how I release these shows to the DIME. What is your interest? I have limited time so if there is soemthing you want let me know. I can do these in any order. I did get Paul Thorn out first as this show was one of many highlights of the festival. I highly encourage anyone who love music, especially blues, to plan to be in Helena next year October 4, 5,& 6, 2012. It is a great three days!


Location: 100 ft from stage just left of SB
Set up A: AM1's(8' high)>CA st20M preamp>NJB3
Set up B: TASCAM STPRO(batt. power) 8' high>Deneke AD-20>(optical)>NJB3

* indiactes show is up on DIME

Oct. 6th
Lionel Young Band (2011 IBC Winner) cut in, mised first 10 min.(A)
Sterling Billingsley Band (A)
*Mike Zito (A)
*Reba Russell Band (lost last 5 minutes due to dying battery, otherwise a great set) (A)
*Roy Rogers (man, what a slide uitar player!) (A)
*Room Full of Blues with guest James Cotton (harp) (B)
*Buddy Guy (B)

Oct 7th
Larry Garner with Sam Joyner (A)
*Hubert Sumlin, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith Band, Bob Margolin (this group with various players is there each year. This year BIg Eyes son played, Bob stroger of Muddy Waters Fame, Bob Corritore(harp)and the whole thing came off very well. Hubert is one of the last of the old ones and he was unable to stand during this performance. (A)
*Michael Burks (A)
*Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets (A)
*Paul Thorn (up on Dime now) (B)
Delbert McClinton (B)

Oct 8th
Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Waters son) missed first 10 minutes) (A)
Hamilton Loomis (A)
*Matt Schofield (UK blues AXman) (A)
*Tommy Castro (A)
*The STAX Review with Eddie Floyd, Duck Dunn, and Steve Cropper(the latter two of the Blues Brothers Band movie fame) (B)
*Keb' Mo' (the first time I have seen him perform with his full band) (B)