Hot Club Of Cowtown

Wednesday

SXSW Records

Hot Club Of Cowtown

What Makes Bob Holler (Proper American)

Isn't every Hot Club of Cowtown disc a tribute to Bob Wills? In a way, but What Makes Bob Holler also prompts the local trio to these 14 tunes from the King of Western swing's Tiffany Transcriptions era with extraordinary results. Captured live sans overdubs, Austin's HCOCT shows off its impeccable musicianship and a singular ability to set toes to tapping with just Elana James' hot fiddle, Whit Smith's slinky guitar, and the thumping stand-up bass of Jake Erwin. Some choices – "Big Ball in Cowtown," "Faded Love," "Stay a Little Longer" – are obvious. Then there's the deceptively simple "Keeper of My Heart" and the hillbilly call-and-response bop "The Devil Ain't Lazy." If you think you've heard the Hot Club of Cowtown before, think again. This set proves they're not only the best at what they do; they're the only one's that can do what they do. (Wed., 11pm, Speakeasy Kabaret)

****

READ MORE
More Hot Club of Cowtown
Texas Platters
Hot Club of Cowtown
Rendezvous in Rhythm (Record Review)

Jim Caligiuri, June 14, 2013

Texas Platters
Hot Club Of Cowtown
Wishful Thinking (Record Review)

Jim Caligiuri, Aug. 28, 2009

More Music Reviews
Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Aubrie Sellers
New City Blues (Record Review)

Jim Caligiuri, Sept. 30, 2016

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Luke Winslow-King
I'm Glad Trouble Don't Always Last (Record Review)

Jim Caligiuri, Sept. 30, 2016

More by Jim Caligiuri
Colvin & Earle Stand and Deliver
Colvin & Earle Stand and Deliver
One-off songwriters' dream duet or something more?

Sept. 26, 2016

Texas Platters
San Saba County
Fifth (Record Review)

Sept. 23, 2016

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Hot Club of Cowtown

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)