The Academy of Western Artists
" Way Too Soon" by the
Hot Texas Swing Band
2013 Western Swing
Song of the Year!!
to the band!!
Hot Texas Swing Band's CD
While Asleep at the Wheel’s carried the torch of Western Swing and kept it alive and well, they’ve also lit the way for outfits like the Hot Texas Swing Band. Hot Texas leans heavily to the Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys-style swing, the kind that makes you wish for the nearest wooden dancefloor. Such songs as “Beam Me Up, Mr. Scotch” feature ace fiddler Jon Kemppainen two-steps its way into the corny country song title turf, just as bandleader Alex Dormont likely planned, and waltzes its way out with the lovely “Roses in Summer Rain.” Judy Collins’ “Someday Soon” fits Selena Rosanbalm’s suede vocals much as the chestnut “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and Willie Nelson classic toast “Nightlife” fit neatly in with Dormont’s farm-fresh originals. The good thing about swing is that it never goes out of style, and Hot Texas Swing Band bounces that country boogie with panache.
- Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle
Hot Texas Swing Band has released their 2nd CD,
6 originals by Alex
and 2 by Rick!!
6 Vocals by Selena!!
Available at Waterloo Records (Austin),
Lone Star Music (San Marcos), on iTunes, Amazon,
our CD Store page
and, of course, at all of our gigs!
The music of the Hot Texas Swing Band is guaranteed to get your boots dancin', your toes tappin' and your fingers snappin'!
Like Texas itself, the Hot Texas Swing Band is a crossroads of musical influences. Anchored in Western Swing, the Hot Texas Swing Band adds original material, Latin beats and Swing-a-Billy to form a high-energy new Western Swing sound.
The Hot Texas Swing Band is from the
Live Music Capital - Austin, Texas!
"Some very hot Western Swing from some very famous and talented names in this music."
Mike Gross, Swingin' West DJ and Western Swing Hall of Famer