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Hot Club of Cowtown performs at BRCC March 14

The Austin, Texas-based trio The Hot Club of Cowtown performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at “Bo” Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College as part of Hendersonville Symphony’s “Hendersonville Symphony Presents” series.

In its 48th season of bringing live symphonic music to the region, the Hendersonville Symphony has expanded its offerings with a four-concert series featuring a broad range of traditional music genres in exciting alternate venues. The final concert date for the season is April 18 featuring The Kruger Brothers joined by the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra String Quartet.
“The Hendersonville Symphony is expanding its broad mission to provide exceptional live music performances to our region,” said Pat Tukey, executive director. “The artists showcased in the new Hendersonville Symphony Presents series span the spectrum of musical backgrounds, presenting music for all audiences in an informal, fun and relaxing environment. The Hot Club of Cowtown is sure to provide us an exciting evening of music.”
Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise with its jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows. The trio’s stylistic genesis – as well as title – stems for their unique blend of string music pulling equally from the Manouche gypsy jazz greats from France and the no-less virtuosic hillbilly pickers from Oklahoma and Texas. Together for over 23 years and over 16 albums, the trio featuring high-heeled violinist Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin show from the beginning that jazz and country music can exist together on the same page.
The Hot Club of Cowtown last year released “Wild Kingdom,” a collection of eleven sparkling originals including “Mountains of Montana,” “Cavemen” and a reflection on James’s “Near Mrs.,” plus three gorgeous American Songbook standards served up Hot Club-style.
The band has toured extensively worldwide for over 20 years, both on its own and with artists including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Gatemouth Brown, the Avett Brothers, Dan Hicks, Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, the Squirrel Nut Zippers and many more. The multi-award-winning group has been featured on the Lincoln Center Women in Jazz series, Country Music Hall of Fame, Cambridge (UK) Folk Festival, Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered.
Tickets are $28 each and can be purchased by calling 828-697-5884 or on the Symphony’s website, Tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. the day of the performance depending on availability.