Miss Elana James, violin & vocals; Mr. Whit Smith, guitar & vocals; and Mr. Jake Erwin, upright bass & vocals, make up this trio of Western Swing you’ll ever want to see. They ARE Hot Club Of Cowtown and they have been swinging since 1997. Their first album is now available for purchase once again, pick it up on the road at their merch table.

They are very excited to announce their first-ever High Plains Tour between February 1 and March 24, 2018. They will be touring extensively throughout many small communities in the central and north central USA, getting to play in all sorts of places for all kinds of people we may not otherwise have a chance to meet.

From the website:

While we will be playing some bigger towns along the way (Tulsa, Kansas City, Denver) we will mostly be performing for the first time in many smaller, rural communities from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma to Colorado, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

The shows on the High Plains Tour are mostly put on by small concert associations and have a community member who sells tickets. If there is an online ticket outlet it is listed with the performance.

In cases with no online ticket outlet, please call the Allied Tour Services office for more information at 763-559-8019.

Also they would like to announce the arrival of “Western Clambake” (officially out this week), a re-issue of our first cassette recording from 20 years ago. A total collector’s item, only available from our website and our live shows! (Please see & click here or on image below for more info.)

We had a great August with some wonderful time off–Whit spent time in New Mexico with his family and Elana rode over 100 miles on the Continental Divide trail in northwest Wyoming with old friends. Pretty sure Jake remained in Austin much of that time with a fine cocktail, playing around town with friends, and cooking the occasional steak over a campfire….Marking the 20th anniversary of hot jazz and Western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown’s formation in 1997, the band is excited to announce the first-ever release in CD format of it’s very first recording, Western Clambake, which had previously been available only on cassette tape, first recorded in August, 1997 in San Diego, CA.

Big Sky, MT

December 31, 2017


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