Episode 56: Elana James

Hot Club of Cowtown's Elana James stops by Cowboy Crossroads to talk about her classical training, her Western swing influences, working with Bob Dylan, wrangling horses in Montana, and interpreting traditional music. Don't miss the fiddle tune at the end!

8 comments

  • Billy Byrd
    Billy Byrd Oklahoma City, OK
    Always like to her from Elana about her music, the group and all their fun! It wouldn't hurt to come back through Oklahoma City! Or at least somewhere near by! Tell the boys Hello. Enjoyed it!!!

    Always like to her from Elana about her music, the group and all their fun!
    It wouldn't hurt to come back through Oklahoma City! Or at least somewhere near by!
    Tell the boys Hello.
    Enjoyed it!!!

  • Dan Skinner
    Dan Skinner Quitman Texas
    Elana is one truly blessed musician and with a heart bigger than Texas! My hope for her is that she will get the answers of what is in her heart. I play the guitar and really enjoy playing HCCT songs.

    Elana is one truly blessed musician and with a heart bigger than Texas! My hope for her is that she will get the answers of what is in her heart. I play the guitar and really enjoy playing HCCT songs.

  • Jim King
    Jim King Texas
    This meant so much to me. Thank you for making it available. I have loved HCOC ever since they arrived in Austin. It did take me a moment to refocus after hearing the phrase “artsy and bohemian Kansas City”.

    This meant so much to me. Thank you for making it available. I have loved HCOC ever since they arrived in Austin.

    It did take me a moment to refocus after hearing the phrase “artsy and bohemian Kansas City”.

  • Martin Wilson
    Martin Wilson Austin
    I always enjoy hearing Elana in any context. This was especially nice. Thank you.

    I always enjoy hearing Elana in any context. This was especially nice. Thank you.

  • Geoff tipton
    Geoff tipton raymond, ca.
    love your productions Andy. Love this one in particularly as I got to experience hcoc at elko this year. Love their music. Her story is fantastic. Keep up great job.

    love your productions Andy. Love this one in particularly as I got to experience hcoc at elko this year. Love their music. Her story is fantastic. Keep up great job.

  • Geoff tipton
    Geoff tipton raymond, ca.
    hey, great job as usual Andy. This young lady is so incredibly talented! My wife & i git to hear hcoc at Elko this year.

    hey, great job as usual Andy. This young lady is so incredibly talented! My wife & i git to hear hcoc at Elko this year.

  • Dana Duplan
    Dana Duplan Ramona, CA
    The first time I saw Elena and the Hot Club of Cowtown was when they were living in San Diego and just getting started. I just heard that a Western Swing band was playing at a local club (Tio Leo's) so I had to check it out. I immediately knew Elena had it going on, and I've been a fan ever since!

    The first time I saw Elena and the Hot Club of Cowtown was when they were living in San Diego and just getting started. I just heard that a Western Swing band was playing at a local club (Tio Leo's) so I had to check it out. I immediately knew Elena had it going on, and I've been a fan ever since!

  • kim lebert
    kim lebert seattle wa
    Loved hearing this interview,especially where Elana talked about her influences like Johnny Gimble. Andy you put together a great show. After hearing it I reminded my self that sometimes the good-guy's win, Thanks You both, Kim

    Loved hearing this interview,especially where Elana talked about her influences like Johnny Gimble. Andy you put together a great show. After hearing it I reminded my self that sometimes the good-guy's win,
    Thanks You both,
    Kim

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