Jason Elmore and Hoodoo Witch
Shaw Davis and The Black Ties
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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.
Most recently, the band released a live concert film called ‘Live From Planet Earth’ on DVD and BluRay. Filmed in HD, it is a 140-minute long live concert of original material (including two new songs). This show captured the band at the top of their game at a beautiful venue in McKinney, Texas from 2017. It’s currently only available right here in our online store, and of course, at any live show.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, effectively making this more of a rock & roll band than a blues act. 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!
Shaw Davis is quickly becoming an artist to watch in Roots & Blues Rock. Born April 4, 1995, the young guitarist has burst his way onto the scene and is already known for his raw and emotional style.
Backed by drummer, Bobby Van Stone, and bassist, Patrick Stevenson, Shaw Davis & The Black Ties feature their own brand of Psychedelic Blues and Roots Rock that continues to win over fans and crowds across the nation. As a national touring trio, the band has played over 300 shows, headlining festivals and opening tours, allowing them to build a loyal following throughout the country. Being influenced by the sounds of vintage, heavy blues-rock, they have opened shows for acts such as Samantha Fish, Chris Duarte, Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, Matt Schofield, Popa Chubby, GE Smith, and toured with Anthony Gomes.
Formed May of 2016 out of Pompano Beach, Florida, the young power trio has made multiple appearances on Blues Radio International and has been featured in South Florida Music Magazine for their crowd-pleasing performances. In 2017 the band participated in the South Florida Blues Challenge and won their Road To Memphis, representing South Florida at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Their self-titled debut album was released on June 14, 2017 to a sold-out release concert at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, Florida and continues to receive steady airplay on blues/rock radio stations in the United States as well as the UK. The debut album also received an impressive review from Blues Magazine:
“We have a new young guitar hero! Shaw Davis of South Florida. Fierce, raw guitar licks… his guitar tears, barks and bites… We will certainly enjoy this guitarist in the future.”
In January of 2018, the trio released “Alive From Legacy”, a three-track live record intended to capture the energy of the band’s live shows. After its release, the live EP received an excellent review from Rock and Blues Muse: "Dynamism, precision, and outright fury. It’s like a three-pronged sonic offensive – the guitar pierces, the bass rattles, and the drums batter. For fans of the heavier end of blues rock, it’s a beating your eardrums will gladly take.”
October 20, 2018 brought their sophomore album to life, Tales From The West, with more impressive reviews and airplay while debuting at #20 on the Roots Music Report Blues Rock Chart.
“They’re a three-man wrecking crew that infuse the Blues with Hard Rock muscle to gratifying effect.” -The Rock Doctor
“The hard-charging, rising Blues Rocker leads his trio through a blistering set that shows he never heard of a sophomore jinx. Tipping his hand that he’s charting a course of being a Road Warrior that lights up the night, this hard-hitting set defies fashion and conventional wisdom simply by being incendiary. Hot stuff throughout.” – Midwest Records
"The next generation of pure, unadulterated Blues Rock...this is only the beginning for this remarkable trio." - Rock and Blues Muse Shaw Davis & The Black Ties have created a serious buzz in the blues-rock community that is a force to be reckoned with. Don’t miss your chance to catch the band in action! Shows and Tour Dates available at shawdavisblackties.com
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Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081