Extra-Hot Gig in Store

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), July 9, 2004 | Go to article overview

Extra-Hot Gig in Store


Elana Fremerman (on fiddle/vocals), Whit Smith (guitar/vocals) and Jake Erwin (upright bass) ( collectively known as Hot Club of Cowtown ( have blown the doors off just about every gig they have played since they first appeared in the region last autumn.

That baptism was at the Cluny but they return to the Jumpin' & Hot Club at the Live Theatre next Thursday with that vital mix of western swing and djangoesque jazz .

The incendiary performances by the trio created a rumour of bushfire proportions which shows no signs of being extinguished. They were back here at the Live for the Evolution Festival earlier this year and appeared on the Later With Jools Holland TV show in the same week. The host was quick to give his unqualified approval. Further proof of the band's appeal is provided by their inclusion on a 22-date US tour next month with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Big league, for certain!

Although they call Austin in Texas their base, the trio emerged from locations across America. Elana Fremerman was from Kansas, and spent a while in Kathmandu, Nepal, during her classical training, which also took her to New York. It was there that she met Whit Smith, originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, before the pair headed south to Texas. The final member of the unit, Jake Erwin from Tulsa, Oklahoma, joined three or four years ago. Last year's live album - Continental Stomp (Hightone Records) ( proved to be a real winner as the format demonstrated what a blaze could be created by three pieces of wood in the right hands! In fact, those bits of wood are rather special; all older than their respective owners and able to produce sounds that touch the soul. Unfortunately, the gig has been sold out since it was announced, so those without tickets can only hope for some good luck. As an alternative, the trio are also appearing two days later at the Brampton Live festival along the A69. Details from (01228) 534 664.

Another show at the same venue, on Monday, is also sure to generate a good crowd and it, too, sees the return of another respected act from the USA. Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez have made many friends on Tyneside over the last couple of years. Carrie is an exuberant fiddle player and singer and her chance meeting several years ago with Chip Taylor has produced an inspired union.

The duo's 2003 CD Trouble With Humans (Train Wreck Records), picked up lots of airplay and ensured that the pairing was no flash in the pan. They have a new mini-album, comprising six songs, ready for release this month and it features one of Taylor's best known songs, Angel of the Morning, which was a 1968 hit for PP Arnold (and also for Juice Newton in 1981). …

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