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.