Sunday, January 02, 2011

Tickets Available for House of Wills Release Show February 11th 2011

Advance tickets are available now for  Strings Attached fans.
Only 300 seats available for this show.
Tickets to the public go on sale very soon.
Two shows 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

On tour celebrating the release of "House of Wills", Will Taylor & Strings Attached plays the classy and elegant Mercury Hall in South Austin.  More then just a concert, this ideal Valentine destination event will include a section set aside on the oak floor for swing dancing, scintilating light art projected on the walls during the performance, dance lessons between shows, a full bar, a western swing workshop in the afternoon and a full band featuring Trumpet, cello, violin, mandolin, guitar, acoustic bass, and two swinging vocalists.

Dancers, Listeners and Non-Dancers are all welcome!

What if you took 2 Texas legends, Willie Nelson and Bob Wills, the king of Texas Western Swing, and put them together in new elegant jazzy arrangements?

See video and more info here:

Here's a little about the project:

I've always been inspired and seduced by sounds that mix different styles. This project came about from two separate show ideas from fans that we grafted together. Both Willie and Wills draw from diverse influences: blues, classical, folk, traditional bluegrass, jazz. As we researched the Bob Wills style, we fell in love with the raw, unpretentious and old-fashioned quality wrapped up in elegant arrangements. We heard Big Band sounds dressed up in cowboy hats, with fiddles and steel guitar in the foreground (instead of horns) with consummate musicianship and playful improvisation throughout. When we started to explore Willie's catalogue, the wealth of material to choose from was astonishing. From outlaw country to standards to Gospel, the possibilities of twining Texas Swing through it were dazzling. We were drawn to his rhythmic sensibility, his casual and masterful ease. The way he sings a melody, or flirts with a guitar solo -- now that's jazz. And the tender economy of his lyrics …Well, we don't have to tell you. See our youtube site or just come to the show.


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