Hot Club of Cowtown (USA)

Hot Club of Cowtown (USA)

"Spirit, originality and skill that would surely have impressed Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt back in 1930s." - The Guardian

Tour Dates

Tue 25 Oct, 8pm The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Wed 26 Oct, 8pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Fri 28 Oct, 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Sat 29 Oct, 8.30pm Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Sun 30 Oct, 2.30pm Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Tue 1 Nov, 8pm Station House Theatre, Clifden
Wed 2 Nov, 8pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Thurs 3 Nov, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Fri 4 Nov, 7.30pm Old Courthouse, Antrim
Sat 5 Nov, 8pm Bangor Castle, Bangor
Sun 6 Nov, 8pm The Black Box, Belfast

For two decades Hot Club of Cowtown have been setting stages ablaze with their intoxicating blend of jaw-dropping virtuosity and down-home melodies, weaving together country, ragtime, big band jazz and blues to awesome effect. Based in Austin, Texas, the globetrotting trio are long-serving musical ambassadors for the US State department, bringing a barrel of joy to venues from Azerbaijan to the Sultanate of Oman, while touring with everyone from Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson to Roxy Music.

Oozing warmth and charm, bassist Jake Erwin, guitarist Whit Smith and fiddler Elana James use every trick in the book to get those feet tapping: playing loose with tempos or ratcheting up the intensity with fretboard-blistering guitar licks, virtuosic fiddling and a Rockabilly-tinged slap-bass style. Be in no doubt: this music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time!

Elana James, fiddle, vocals
Whit Smith, guitar, vocals
Jake Erwin, bass, vocals

Tue 25 Oct The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 01 6787188 Music Network
Wed 26 Oct Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm , €15 / €12 074 9120777 (An Grianán)
Fri 28 Oct Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 8pm , €15 / €12 045 448327
Sat 29 Oct Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda 8.30pm , €18 / €16 041 9833946
Sun 30 Oct Triskel Christchurch, Cork 2.30pm , €12 / €10 021 4722022
Tue 1 Nov Station House Theatre, Clifden 8pm , €15 / €12 095 21699 (info only) Clifden Arts Society
Wed 2 Nov Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm , €16 / €14 094 9023733
Thurs 3 Nov Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm , €18 / €16 01 2312929
Fri 4 Nov Old Courthouse, Antrim 7.30pm , £10 / £8 Booking at www.movingonmusic.com Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council
Sat 5 Nov Bangor Castle, Bangor 8pm , £12 Booking at www.movingonmusic.com Newry, Mourne & Down District Council
Sun 6 Nov The Black Box, Belfast 8pm , £13 / £10 Booking at www.movingonmusic.com Moving on Music

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"Pretty much the perfect trio…"

- The Belfast Telegraph

"Spirit, originality and skill that would surely have impressed Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt back in 1930s."

- The Guardian

"[Elana’s voice] just flows with 1930s wonderment; it has an underlying sexiness that draws the listeners in until each and every one is caught in her musical spell"

- Maverick Magazine