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Jason Elmore @ Corner Bar
August 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
Based out of Dallas, TX, “Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch” is an original high-energy trio that blends hard-hitting rock, jump/swing blues, vintage soul/r&b, and traces of 60’s country into a unique-but-familiar sound that maintains the essence of American roots music while simultaneously offering a fresh take on its various genres and sounds. Jason Elmore is uncommonly seamless in his ability to tailor his performance to suit the venue and demographic, without compromising the integrity of the band’s mission, which is to give 110% with every single performance, whether performing for a crowd of 2 or 2,000.
Having grown up with an obsession for all genres of western music, Elmore is remarkable in his ability to appeal to fans of any type of music with his virtuoso-level guitar playing, soulful and powerful old-school vocals, and keen sense of songwriting. It is common to see an artist excel at one of those three things, but Jason is uncanny in his ability to express himself with an original and unique voice as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. All one needs to do is watch him play live one time in order to have a good understanding of how all of these different genres of music have a common thread when it comes to eliciting an emotional response from the listener and taking them to that special place where only the music exists and the troubles of the world are temporarily put on hold.
The band released their 3rd full album, titled ‘Champagne Velvet’ in September 2016 on the Underworld Records label. The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard Blues Charts, #3 on the Roots Music Report blues charts, and held the #1 chart position on the Texas music chart for 6 consecutive weeks! It is currently receiving international acclaim and airplay, as is the band’s 2010 album “Upside Your Head” and 2013’s “Tell You What”, all of which showcase the band’s eclectic sound and versatility. In October 2017, the Dallas Observer named Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch “best blues act” in their ‘Best Of Dallas’ series and the band was also voted “best blues act” at the Dallas Observer Music Awards in 2012. However, this is not a blues act in the traditional sense of the word. The band’s sound is original and eclectic but is at times similar to 70’s-era rock such as Cream, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Grand Funk Railroad. They convey a fresh sense of excitement and fire that is uncommon in the contemporary blues scene. This is a high-energy act that excels at bringing unrestrained boogie to the party while simultaneously showcasing all 3 band members’ mastery of instrument and voice. So get ready to groove with Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, baby!! These boys can flat GET it!
— Jason Elmore website.