Hot Club of Cowtown

January 25, 2020 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cover Charge: $5.00

The Hot Club of Cowtown is a hot jazz & Western swing trio based in Austin, Texas. The band is Elana James on fiddle & vocals, Whit Smith on guitar & vocals, and Jake Erwin on upright bass & vocals. Founded by Whit and Elana in Pacific Beach, California in 1997, the Hot Club of Cowtown is celebrating its 20th anniversary during the 2017-2018 season.

“This trio’s stylistic genesis–as well as title–stems from the realization that the great heritage of strings (guitars and violins) originates mutually with the Manouche gypsies of France and the no-less virtuosic hillbilly pickers and fiddlers of Oklahoma and Texas….Together for over 15 years and a dozen albums, the threesome of high-heeled violinist Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin showed from the beginning that jazz and country music could exist together on the same page, a highly commendable achievement if ever there was one.” -Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal, 2014