Touring and performing together for nearly two decades, America’s premiere hot jazz and Western swing trio Hot Club Of Cowtown release their ninth studio album next month.
Midnight On The Trail is a vintage mix of western swing and cowboy ballads, and to coincide with the release they hit the road in the UK for seventeen live dates, including Hailsham Pavilion on Saturday April 16 from 7.30pm.
They are Elana James, Whit Smith and Jake Erwin.
The Hot Club of Cowtown was winner of the 2015 Ameripolitan Awards for Western Swing Group Of The year and Elana won the 2015 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing Female of The Year.
Along with the band’s dedicated cult following worldwide - they have toured for the US 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 is a continuing inspiration both personally and professionally, and Elana has recorded with him.
The Hot Club has opened several shows for Willie Nelson, toured with him and Dylan during a summer-long stadium tour, and opened seven nights of Roxy Music’s sold out For Your Pleasure UK stadium tour in early 2011. In the UK the Hot Club of Cowtown has been featured at the Glastonbury Festival and has also been a returning guest on Later with Jools Holland, the Cambridge Folk Festival, the Radcliffe and Maconie Show, and Bob Harris Country on BBC Radio 2.
The Times said: ““Unfussy and unpretentious, their blend of down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation harks back to a lost era of so-called western swing. When they plunge into Orange Blossom Special your thoughts turn not so much to runaway trains as to a B-52 tearing up a runway.” Tickets £20 from 01323 841414, online at www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk or www.spyboy.co.uk