Event Information

  • Sat

    Mike Babb & Friends Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    As the regulars of Uncle Bo's know, Mike Babb is from Topeka and has a great number of friends from the area, so please coming in early may not be a bad idea! Mike has been a lover of the blues and a wonderful entertainer himself.

    All ticket sales are for general admission into Uncle Bo's. One entry per ticket. Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show. Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM.

    Hamilton Loomis does indeed go back to basics on his new album "BASICS", which is his most personal and emotional effort to date. Gone are the double entendres for which Loomis is known; this time, his lyrics are direct, personal, and often autobiographical.

    The “basics” theme runs through the entire CD, in its lyrics (“Prayer,” “Cloudy Day”), single-chord progressions (“Sugar Baby," "Looking Into a Dream”), simple melodies (“Come and Get Me”), and stripped-down instrumentation of guitar, bass and drums (“Reason," "Getting So Big”). Still, Loomis’s trademark deep-grooved funk and soulful blues-rock is definitely present.

    “I wanted this record to be more stripped-down. Even the CD jacket is black and white and pretty basic itself," he says of the disc, which features songwriting collaborations with Grammy-award winning songwriter/ producer/bassist Tommy Sims, co-writer of Eric Clapton's “Change the World."