The Hot Club of Cowtown
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On their third album, Hot Club of Cowtown expanded their lineup to three with the addition of Matt Weiner on bass and vocals. It's such an accomplished blend of Western swing, bluegrass, and Django Reinhardt-styled jazz that it comes as no surprise to read that they'd already been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, Prairie Home Companion, and Mountain Stage. Generally that should be taken as a compliment, but it also implies a certain predictably well-executed brand of revivalism. The group isn't adding touches of their own that make heads spin, but for those that like one or more of the styles they mix, they are good instrumentalists that play extremely well, with a good sense of verve and swing. Both instrumentals and vocals feature on this 16-song set, which has just a couple of original tunes; they're certainly better players than they are singers, though the singing is serviceable. Produced by Lloyd Maines, famed for his work with Texas country-folk rockers like Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely.
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by The Hot Club of Cowtown
||I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (Live)||Continental Stomp||4:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Emily||Tall Tales||2:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Deed I Do (Live)||Continental Stomp||3:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pennies from Heaven (Live)||Continental Stomp||4:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||After You've Gone||Continental Stomp||4:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It Stops With Me||Ghost Train||4:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Orange Blossom Special||Continental Stomp||4:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me||Continental Stomp||3:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Girl I Left Behind Me||Continental Stomp||2:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Exactly Like You||Continental Stomp||4:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|