About Hot Club of Cowtown
One of the hardest swinging, longest touring bands in Western swing, the Hot Club of Cowtown has ascended from its unlikely beginnings in NYC’s East Village a decade ago to become the premier ambassador of hot jazz. Their breathtaking live show has left admirers in their wake at the Grand Ol’ Opry, A Prairie Home Companion, and an opening slot on a Bob Dylan tour. With a sound that has its roots in the Hot Jazz era, they have expanded their vision with Americana music, vintage pop and folk music, and more with the group’s original songs.
Elana James, fiddle/vocals
Whit Smith, guitar/vocals
Jake Erwin, bass/vocals
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Perhaps the first thing one notices when listening to the Hot Club of Cowtown is its lack of irony, self-consciousness and forced hipness in embracing a style of music that so easily lends itself to such things…Stylistically, the band steps out from the shadow of its influences to become more than a faithful retro band that likes to raise its tempo every now and then.” -Neil Strauss, New York Times
“Would that any night of hot jazz and western swing could be as satisfyingly entertaining as this minimally outfitted (there are but three of them) party band par excellence.” -Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
“… a pretty much perfect country trio at the very top of their game.” -Ralph McLean, The Belfast Telegraph
“…this is a band that could take any venue by storm” -London Times