HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
September 11, 2017 - BOISE, IDAHO
Support: With Andy Byron & Rob Harding
Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the Hot Club of Cowtowns star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the bands global brand. Lauded for its down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation (The Times, London), the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away (The Independent), remaining conscious always that above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time (New York Times). The bands musical alchemy has been described as another breathless journey in the Texas tardis (The Times, London), while American Songwriter observed that the excellent three players of this band could be doing anything but have chosen to honor the greats of jazz and swing with their sound. The Belfast Telegraph calls the Hot Club of Cowtown a pretty much perfect country trio at the very top of their game, and the New York Times, in a live review the trio as armed with an arsenal full of technique and joy.
Along with the Hot Clubs dedicated cult following worldwide they have toured for the U.S. State Department as musical ambassadors to Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Republic of Georgia and the Sultanate of Oman certain titans of the industry have also taken notice. Bob Dylan, with whom the band toured and with whom James has toured and recorded, is a continuing inspiration. The Hot Club has opened several shows for Willie Nelson, toured with Nelson and Dylan during a summer-long stadium tour, and recently opened seven nights of Roxy Musics sold-out For Your Pleasure U.K. stadium tour. In the U.K. the Hot Club of Cowtown continues to tour extensively and has been featured at the Glastonbury Festival and has also been a returning guest on Later With Jools Holland, the Cambridge Folk Festival, and BBC Radio 2s Radcliffe and Maconie and Bob Harris Country shows.