Hot Texas Swing Band

Hot Texas Swing Band
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The Hot Texas Swing Band, like Bob Wills, has one foot in the Cowboy music of the West and the other foot in Swing music and Jazz.  The Hot Texas Swing Band combines the fiddle, steel and guitar of Western music with sax and trumpet and lays them on a solid foundation of walkin’ bass and swingin’ drums.  With their hearts anchored in traditional Western Swing, the Hot Texas Swing Band brings together fresh musical ideas and original material to form an exciting and energetic new Western Swing sound.


The Hot Texas Swing Band has recently received numerous honors.  They were named a Top 5 Finalist for Western Swing Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year for 2012 by the Academy of Western Artists.  The Academy also named Alex Dormont the Western Swing Male Vocalist of the Year for 2012.  In addition, the City of Dripping Springs, TX proclaimed a week in February, 2013 as Alex Dormont and Hot Texas Swing Band Week and, the City of Austin, TX will proclaim October 17, 2013 as Hot Texas Swing Band Day.


The Hot Texas Swing Band released their first album (self–titled) in June, 2012.  It has been receiving airplay on Western Swing shows across the United States and around the world.  Their second album, ‘Bout Time, will be released during their CD Release Celebration Tour in July, 2013.  ‘Bout Time has 13 tracks of Western Swing and Texas Dancehall tunes including 8 originals.  It is available at and on iTunes.


Bandleader Alex Dormont creates the arrangements and horn parts for the Hot Texas Swing Band. He writes original material for the band, plays upright bass and sings as well.  Alex’s arranging is inspired by the vocal harmonies of the Four Freshman and the fiddle harmonies of Johnny Gimble.  He has been an active member of the Austin music scene playing in numerous bands, including Ace in the Hole and the Jimmy Day band; he appeared as the fiddle player in the film “Lonesome Dove.” 


Some of Austin’s finest musicians play with the Hot Texas Swing Band, including Rick McRae, Karen Biller, Jon Kemppainen, Scott Benner, and Selena Rosanbalm.  Their individual and collective talents create an exciting musical adventure every time they take the stage as the Hot Texas Swing Band.


The Hot Texas Swing Band is guaranteed to get your boots dancin’, your toes tappin’ and your fingers snappin’!

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