Hot Club of Cowtown

May 1
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Americana, Country, Singer-Songwriter

Confirmed swingers, Hot Club of Cowtown draw inspiration from both sides of the Atlantic: Bob Wills’ Western variety from the trio’s current Texas home turf, and Django Reinhardt’s Gypsy jazz French connection. Although purple sage usually overshadows the bistro, both influences have received album-length tributes in recent years, with Elana James’ frisky fiddle, guitarist Whit Smith’s prickly picking, and Jake Erwin’s bristly acoustic bass more than up to either task. The Club has a new EP, Crossing the Great Divide, a paean to the Band’s classic first two albums, and re-released its ’97 debut, Western Clambake.