Hot Club Of Cowtown to release new album and tour UK in October
aaamusic | On 04, Oct 2010
Recorded in three days but 12 years in the making, the new CD by Hot Club Of Cowtown is a tribute to their foremost influence and inspiration, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Taking time out from a recent tour in the United Kingdom, the band holed up inLondon’s Specific Sound studio, set up the microphones and hit record! The idea was to capture the jubilant energy and fine musicianship as if the band was playing at a dance or in concert. This is the way Western Swing was meant to be played and heard!
The Tiffany Transcription recordings Bob Wills made in 1946 were the fundamental inspiration for HCCT’s repertoire and style. On “What Makes Bob Holler”, the band meets fans’ requests for HCCT renditions of Bob Wills hits balanced with less familiar songs and pays homage to the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills.
This is what would make Bob holler!
SHE’S KILLING ME (Claude Nichols)
IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT (Cindy Walker)
TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING (Tommy Duncan)
MAIDEN’S PRAYER (Bob Wills)
OKLAHOMA HILLS (Jack Guthrie, Woody Guthrie)_
BIG BALL IN COWTOWN (Hoyle Nix)
KEEPER OF MY HEART (Bob Wills, Jerry Irby)
SMITH’S REEL (Traditional, Arr. Elana James, Whit Smith)
THE DEVIL AIN’T LAZY (Fred Rose)
ALONG THE NAVAJO TRAIL (Larry Marks, Dick Charles, Edward DeLange)
FADED LOVE (Bob Wills, John Mills)
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH THE MILL (Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan)
OSAGE STOMP (Bob Wills)
STAY A LITTLE LONGER (Tommy Duncan, Bob Wills)
At the end of October, Hot Club Of Cowtown will be touring the UK.
October 20th BRIDPORT The Electric Palace
October 21st NORWICH Arts Centre
October 22nd RUNCORN The Brindley Arts Centre
October 24th CORK Crane Lane Theatre
October 27th LONDON Dingwalls
October 28th BRISTOL Fiddlers Club
October 29th THE CELLAR Oxford
October 30th BEDFORD Civic Theatre
October 31st LONDON ‘The Dixie Queen’ Steamboat.