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Hot Club of Cowtown

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • Time: The show begins at 7:30pm. Doors for seating will open at 7:00pm.
  • Venue/Address: The Opera House
  • Location: 86 Townsend Avenue, PO Box 800
    , Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
  • Handicap Accessible: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (207)633-5159
  • Web Site: http://www.boothbayoperahouse.com
You might think a band from Austin, Texas with the word “Cowtown” in its name spends its time off from touring herding cattle at a West Texas ranch or maybe in Nashville writing songs about whiskey and loose women. Not this band. “We recently took a band vacation to the Gypsy Festival at St. Maries de la Mer in the South of France,” says the band’s fiddler and vocalist, Elana James. Whit Smith, Hot Club’s guitar player and vocalist, is a regular at the prestigious Djangofest Northwest in Whidbey, Island, Washington, and bass player Jake Erwin has the Hungarian folk band Csokolom in regular rotation on his home stereo. “Our band is fiddle, guitar, and bass, and they can do anything together. We’ve always played a combination of hot jazz and Western swing,” says James, but they can play anything. The impression that the band is in some way a country act, especially in the current climate of American popular music, is somewhat misleading since the Hot Club’s influences have always been as much the musette music of the smoky bistros of 1930s Paris as they are the hoedowns and Western swing of the mythic American West. Check them out at hotclubofcowtown.com. Advance tickets are $18. On the day of the show tickets are $22.

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