The Butte Community Concert Association will host one of the world’s finest Western Swing groups, the Hot Club of Cowtown, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Mother Lode Theatre. A single concert ticket is $30 and can be purchased at the door.
The group will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Washoe Theatre.
The group, which includes Whit Smith on guitar, Elana James on violin, and Jake Erwin on bass, is celebrating its 20th anniversary during the 2017-18 touring season. Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand. Lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation,” the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away.”