Rooster's Wife Hosts Hot Club of Cowtown
The Rooster's Wife celebrates the holidays with a star-studded roster all performing at Poplar Knight Spot in Aberdeen.
Swing, folk, jazz and bluegrass are all represented in the downtown gallery with live music Friday, Dec. 3, with Hot Club of Cowtown; Sunday, Dec. 5, with Mandolin Orange and Greg Humpreys; and Tuesday, Dec. 21, a solstice celebration with Joe Newberry, Laurelyn Dossett, Jim Collier and Martha Bassett.
The Hot Club of Cowtown returns to visit the Rooster's Wife Friday, Dec. 3. This sizzling trio has traveled the world. Chosen by the State Department as musical ambassadors, they recently toured England and France. Astounding slap bass, amazing jazz guitar and virtuoso fiddling give the group a show much bigger than the sum of its parts.
Elana James mixes hot licks on her fiddle with cool vocals, all while wearing 4-inch heels. On guitar, Witt Smith goes from Django Reinhardt through Bob Wills with style and complete abandon. Jake Irwin drives the band with his dynamic style on the bass. The show is at 8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30.
On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 6:45 p.m., folk music duo Mandolin Orange takes the stage. Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz pair guitar, violin and mandolin with alluring lyrics and seamless harmonies.
Their debut album, released last spring, reflects both the influence of traditional music on their contemporary style and the simplified, authentic recordings which make up the compilation. Durham singer -songwriter Greg Humphreys shares the bill with Mandolin Orange. The doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.theroosterswife.org with credit or debit cards, or at the door with cash and checks. Admission is $10 in advance, and $12 on the day of the show. Children under 12 are always free at the Rooster's Wife events, furthering the mission of building community through the arts.
Poplar Knight Spot, winter home of the Rooster's Wife, is located two blocks east of U.S. 1 in downtown Aberdeen.The listening room at Poplar Knight Spot is fully accessible, with parking adjacent in the municipal lot. All shows are family-friendly.
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