Award-winning, Texas-based, Hot Club of Cowtown (HCCT), may be the world’s most globe-trotting effervescent string trio, who’s joyful sound blends the traditional Western swing of the American southwest, with European hot jazz influences of the same era.
HCCT, celebrating its 21st year, also writes its own material and reinterprets everything from hoedowns, to American songbook standards in its own original style.
Voted Ameripolitan Western Swing Group of the Year 2015 and inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2004, HCCT has toured with Bob Dylan, Roxy Music and more.
Ten studio albums, a global following, and the relentless passion of its live shows are the band's continuing trademark.
"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.