Hot Club of Cowtown is hitting Europe with Roxy Music
Elana James is taking her KC roots all over the map. The native Kansan’s band, Hot Club of Cowtown, is hitting Europe with Roxy Music this winter.
We caught up with James about touring with big names (like Bob Dylan), and when her band is headed back toward the cowtown from whence it came.
How did this opportunity come about?
We had played some shows with Bryan Ferry sometime around 2003, so he was familiar with the band. But we’ve also recorded a few of his songs, at his request, when he was thinking about doing a Western swing project of some kind. We reinterpreted four of his songs (“Love Is the Drug,” “Dance Away,” “All I Want Is You,” and “More Than This”) as these kind of demos, but nothing really ever came of it, though you can hear them and buy them — I think — on iTunes.