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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Western Swing Trio Hot Club Of Cowtown Come to The Met

The Met welcomes Hot Club of Cowtown on Friday 4 November at 8pm.

Since their first recording in 1998, Texas-based Hot Club of Cowtown have grown to be the most globe-trotting, hardest-swinging Western swing trio on the planet. The first American band to tour Azerbaijan, they have opened stadiums for such artists as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson and continue to bring their brand of western swing to a wide range of festival audiences all over the world.

\”The world\’s most engaging Western Swing band – their shows are all about energy and joie de vivre – the devil-may-care style that combined the rigour of Jazz with the down-home sentiment of Country and earthiness of the Blues – it is as a live act that they have made their greatest impact.\” The Sunday Times
For guitarist Whit Smith, fiddler Elana James and bassist Jake Erwin, it has always been about staying true to their roots. Remaining willfully out of the musical mainstream, Hot Club of Cowtown have created an international cult following for their sonic personification of joy and unique sound inspired by their namesakes: \’Hot Club\’ from the hot jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli\’s Hot Club of France, and \’Cowtown\’ from the Western swing influence of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.
The band release their new record What Makes Bob Holler just before their live appearance at The Met.
Tickets are £17 seated and £15 standing with limited tickets still available. For more information please call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz
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