Hot Club of Cowtown / Heebie Jeebies
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- Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, 7 p.m.
- The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence
- Cost: $9 - $12
- Age limit: All ages
Twelve years into its run, Hot Club of Cowtown is regarded as one of the most globetrotting Western-swing acts on the planet. Comprised of violinist Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith, and bassist Jake Erwin, the trio originally found its niche in the hot-jazz scene and has expanded to include Americana music, vintage pop, and folk. HCOC boasts tours with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and in 2006 they also toured as musical ambassadors for the US State Department and performed in Azerbaijan. Opener the Heebie Jeebies are a local folk and country duo consisting of Debbie Goldberg and Rick Frydman. With covers spanning Neko Case to Gram Parsons and a few originals peppered in, the Jeebs play songs both familiar and familiar-sounding.