In the style of Speedy West, Spade Cooley, and the Texas Troubadours The Bordertown Bootleggers join the ranks of bands like The Time Jumpers and Asleep At The Wheel to keep the Texas Western Swing tradition alive.
The Bordertown Bootleggers are a lounge and dance band from an age gone by. A hard swinging band that remains true to the roots of Western Swing , Classic Country and Jazz featuring classics by Bob Wills, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Spade Cooley, Speedy West, The Texas Troubadours as well as a few original finger twisters. The Bordertown Bootleggers are quickly becoming "thee" band to see and hear in Austin for Western Swing music and dance fans. The band features jazz guitarist Jake Langley, as well as Asleep at the Wheel alumni and Grammy award winners, Cyndi Cashdollar on lap steel and dobro, Danny Levin on fiddle and Floyd Domino on piano. Rounding off a killer rhythm section is Rob Kazanel on drums and Kevin Smith on upright bass (Wille Nelson, Heybale, Dwight Yokam). Our vocalist Naomi Emmerson sings all the hits of yesteryear and has been known to cut a rug with the audience when she can. On the band's debut recording, songs also feature Joel Guzman, Rick McCrae, Ray Benson and Tom Lewis.
The debut CD "Western Swing Band" released by Tone Poet Music 01/2011
Recorded in Austin at Bismeaux Studios, Engineered by Sam Benson and Produced by Jake Langley in April 2010.