Annie and the Hot Club swing into West Asheville

SWING TOWN: Annie and the Hot Club swings into West Asheville on Friday, March 18. Photo courtesy of Annie and the Hot Club

Nashville-based Annie and the Hot Club brings a distinct style of Gypsy-swing to Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. The veteran group is composed of award-winning musicians including singer Annie Sellick, voted best jazz artist five years running by Nasheville Scene, and fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith, a 2009 Thumbpickers Hall of Fame inductee. The six-piece outfit has toured extensively around the world and played prestigious events like the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Festival in Germany.

The band’s sound is described has having fiery guitars mixed with violin solos and fronted by Sellick’s perky storytelling and hard-swinging vocals. Those vocals have earned Sellick the opportunity to record with the likes of Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Tommy Emmanuel and Grammy-nominated jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco.

As Bruce Pulver of Jazz Review, states, “Annie and the Hot Club is the real deal. It is a fun loving, storytelling, toe-tapping, tear-jerking, sit back and enjoy experience for the listener. A certified ‘less of the same’ endeavor.”

Watch a clip of Annie and the Hot Club playing “You Do Something To Me” from a 2015 show at Nashville’s acclaimed Americana variety broadcast Music City Roots.



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About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at

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