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  • Australia Music Guide

    January 25th, 2011 at 6:32am

    This year’s Bluesfest smash, the Hot club – as the name suggests – is an amalgam of western swing, country, folk and hot gypsy jazz. There are only three of them, but their dynamics would keep a musicologist busy. Each member sings as well as plays an instrument. Elana James (fiddle) has toured alongside bob Dylan, and her songwriting, particularly on Reunion, is tasteful and stylish, while guitarist Whit Smith trades off hot licks against his own voice, and bassist Erwin James holds down the arrangements with real style. A hot club indeed, and one I’d join immediately.

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01/09 6:30 - 9 PM
Hot Club of Cowtown The Continental Club Austin, TX
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01/15 "Across the Great Divide" 50th Anniversary Tribute to The Band w/Dustbowl Revival
Hot Club of Cowtown Kay Meek Center for the Performing Arts Amplify Series Vancouver, CANADA
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01/16 7 PM "Across the Great Divide" 50th Anniversary Tribute to The Band w/Dustbowl Revival
Hot Club of Cowtown Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland, WA
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