Billy Harp Hamilton

Billy's Memoir


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In 2001, after three decades in the music business, Billy Hamilton founded The Lowriders band in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Playing blues, soul, and old-school R&B, the group performed at venues throughout southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky for the next five years. During that time, Billy Hamilton & The Lowriders recorded three CDs: Blues/Soul/R&B (2002), Live at the Oxford Music Festival (2005), and Campesino Blues (2006). Armed with these recordings and 30 years of experience, Billy Hamilton left the U.S. for Europe in early 2006.
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Over the next four years, he completed 12 tours of west and central Europe, performing in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. In 2007, Hamilton recorded another CD, Live at Club Hades, in Lublin, Poland. Meanwhile, his Campesino Blues CD received radio airplay in the U.K., Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Arentina, Denmark, Brazil, and the U.S. Two of the original songs from the CD, “My Baby Must Have Died” and “The Older I Get,” were selected for compilation albums in the U.K. and the U.S., respectively.

In 2011, Hamilton relocated to Austin, TX, USA, where he was signed by AMI Records, which re-released Campesino Blues for U.S. audiences in 2012.
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In 2013, Hamilton returned to Detroit, Michigan, (his “second home” in America), where he now resides and has been working on his latest CD, Pay Some Money (released on AMI Records in March 2016), the title tune of which Hamilton co-wrote with Austin-based guitarist Randy Larkin.

At the time of this writing, Pay Some Money is receiving radio airplay on both Internet and FM stations in North America, Europe, and Australia. Plans are in the works for tours in the Midwestern U.S. and Europe. Billy Hamilton is also currently writing songs for a new album to be recorded in late 2016 or early 2017.
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Billy Hamilton and the Lowriders at Bliuzo Naktys 2007/Photo by Gediminas Semeta