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SLCene Suggests: Hot Club of Cowtown and Cowboy Poets at BYU

by on March 21, 2013

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN, BYU DEPARTMENT OF DANCE, RICHARDS BUILDING, Friday, March 22, 7 p.m., $6

This Texas trio has been a fave of mine for years, based on their rootsy sound and regular presence at cowboy poetry gatherings and concert halls in the area. On Hot Club of Cowtown’s new album, Rendezvous in Rhythm, they tackle the classic gypsy-jazz and Paris swing sound of folks like Django Reinhardt. The set comes out in late May, but you can bet they’ll be playing selections from the new set when they join a special night hosted by the BYU Dance Department called “Buckaroo: Cowboy Poetry in Motion.” Besides dance performances and Hot Club of Cowtown’s always-smoking live set, cowboy poets Paul Bliss, Dan Bradshaw and Jerry Brooks will be on hand to wax poetic. Quite a night in Utah Valley.

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