We're currently in the mixing process for the Live DVD that we filmed last year! If all goes well, we should be able to have it in your hands by summer. Also, check the calendar for upcoming tour stops in May and come see me if you are close. I will be in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, Alberta and B.C. (Canada), and who knows where else! I hope your year is off to a great start and I look forward to sharing a song with you soon. Cheers! - Jason
Hello and Happy Halloween to everyone! We have a cool event coming up on December 15th at THE SANCTUARY in McKinney, Texas. We will be shooting a live concert DVD which will be released around the middle of 2018. This is a very beautiful and intimate room and it's a great place to see a show. There will be a professional film crew capturing all the cool elements of our show. We strongly urge anyone who can to attend and be a part of Hoodoo Witch history. You might even make it onto the DVD itself! Get your tickets now before they sell out. There are tables close to the stage, regular seating, and general admission tickets available. Here is the link: https://www.showclix.com/event/JasonElmoreMcKinney. See you in December! Cheers.
Jason will be hitting the road in September for a short tour of the Midwest and Canada. Joining him on bass will be Chris Gipson (Zac Harmon Band) and original Hoodoo Witch drummer Beau Chadwell (Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat). They will be hitting Wyoming, Montana, Edmonton, and Calgary, with 3 dates at The Blues Can (a favorite venue of the band). Check the "performance calendar" link for details and venues. Please spread the word and come see us when we're in your area!
We have begun writing and debuting some new material lately! Lots of hard rocking, Van Halen-inspired, guitar-oriented stuff has been showing itself in the newer songs. Could the next album be an all hard-rock endeavor? We'll have to just wait and see how the cookie crumbles. In the meantime, check the 'performance calendar' and come see us when you're able. We'll be busting out and tightening up the new stuff at venues that are appropriate for heavier music but we will also still be throwing down our signature blend of blues, classic soul, and rock as we always have, wherever we go. See ya out there! Please be sure and say 'howdy' if you make it out. We love to visit with our friends. Cheers!
We are hitting the road this week for a short tour with Bobby Chitwood (Bugs Henderson & The Shuffle Kings original bassist) substituting in for Brandon on bass. We are excited to reconnect with our old friends in Kansas City MO, Lincoln NE, Pomeroy IA, Springfield IL, & Indianapolis IN. Check the 'performance calendar' section of the website for venues and showtimes. Come see us and let's do the damn thang!
We will be putting on one final CD release show at THE GUITAR SANCTUARY in McKinney, TX on November 11th. We will be playing the entire album live from start to finish, as well as several other cool tunes. We strongly urge that you show up and be a part of Hoodoo Witch history by seeing this album performed live and hearing some backstory about the tunes. We will have some cool new merchandise for sale such as several t-shirt designs, posters, CDs, and some cool jewelry made from Jason's guitar picks by the lovely and talented Lauren Elmore. To pre-order your tickets or reserve a table, please go to https://www.showclix.com/event/JasonElmoreMcKinney
Thanks again, folks. CHEERS AND WARMEST REGARDS FROM THE ENTIRE HOODOO WITCH CREW!
Our third album, titled 'Champagne Velvet' is set for worldwide release on September 16th, 2016. This album is different from 2010's 'Upside Your Head' and 2013's 'Tell You What' in that it finds the band delving deeper into their blues, soul, and swing roots and focuses less on harder rock (there are still enough rockers to satisfy fans of that aspect of our sound though.) There are 13 original tunes, penned by Jason Elmore, and one spoken excerpt called 'The Promise...'. The mood of Champagne Velvet is a throwback to 1950's blues, swing, R&B, and country and mixes in a healthy dose of humor and double-entendre in the lyrics.
This album was produced by Jason alone and as a result, captures EXACTLY the sounds and feel that he was aiming for. Pre-order your copy today at the link above, and be sure to get your tickets to the official CD release party at the Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX on September 30th. You can order your tickets here:
Thank you for your support of Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch and enjoy Champagne Velvet, as it takes you on a road trip from Dallas, TX to Memphis, TN with a quick detour to the west coast. Cheers!
3/24/16-- We are excited to announce that Hoodoo Witch will enter into the studio to begin production on our third album at the end of May. We'll be recording, once again, at Audio Dallas in Garland, TX with engineer Paul Osborn and releasing the album on the Underworld label. This album will be slightly different from the two previous in that it will represent the blues and soul vibes of the band more so than past efforts, which have been heavy on the rock. Make no mistake, we'll still be rocking out and it will be the same guitar-bass-drum format that you're used to but for this particular album we're going for a more raw sound and will be featuring lots of jump blues and Memphis-influenced soul/r&b. We will be recording 15 tunes, 13 of those being original numbers, and will decide which ones will make it onto the album after we've had a chance to hear how they sound. Keep checking here for updates on release dates, album title, song list, etc. Until then, cheers!!
1/18/16-- Happy New Year to all of you! 2016 has some great things ahead for the band. We will be playing some dates in Georgia and Tennessee in January, a 3-week tour of Canada and the midwestern US in April, a new batch of t-shirts with new design will be released very soon, and we will begin production on our third studio album, which should see a late 2016 release in the USA and Europe. Keep checking back for more developments and be sure and see the band when they're in your area. Thank you for all of your support. Cheers!
11/4/15-- Jason is nominated for 'BEST BLUES ACT' again this year by the Dallas Observer Music Awards! Please take a quick moment to cast your vote for him. Just copy & paste the the address below into your address bar and get after it. Thank you very much!
6/30/15-- We're excited to announce that Jason Elmore has been inducted into Buddy Magazine's 'Texas Tornados' for 2015. This is a small list of Texas musicians that have made a big impact on the scene and includes such names as Willie Nelson, Dimebag Darrell, Stevie Ray Vaughan, among other prolific and trailblazing players. It is a huge honor that the Hoodoo Witch camp is very proud of. Way to go, J-bird!!
2/16/15-- We have added many new tour dates for the U.S. & Canada. Check out our calendar tab & see if we'll be near you! Be sure to keep checking back with us too, as there are still more dates to come!
12/11/14-- We want to wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday season. Thank you so much for your continued support! Great things coming in 2015! Check back often for details and developments. Also, be sure and check out our 'calendar' for dates in your town! Cheers!
11/12/14-- The band is currently in the middle of a three week long tour of Alberta, Canada and the northwest US. Check out the calendar for exact dates and venues. Thanks for all the support, friends!
9/26/14-- Hooray for Fall! Autumn is our favorite time of year and we have lots of cool things happening in the near future such as:
*new t-shirt design
*a return to Alberta Canada, and northern US states (check out our calendar)
*Halloween night at The Goat in Dallas, TX (this one will be off the chain)
Be sure and visit our Facebook page and give us a 'like' and help us promote shows by 'sharing' posts. We are so grateful for your support and friendship! See y'all down the road.
6/30/14-- We are currently on tour on the East coast. We are having a wonderful time playing in some great venues, as well as meeting some wonderful new friends! Please head over to our calendar to find out specific dates and places! We sure hope to see you & your friends there!!
3/31/14-- Please visit the 'Pictures & Videos' section and check out the latest videos by crew member Zoltan Katona from a recent gig at Poor David's Pub in Dallas TX. These videos are a much better representation of the band than all of the other unauthorized videos on YouTube. We hope you enjoy them and share them as much as you like!
2/11/14-- We are extremely proud to welcome Mr. Brandon Katona onboard as full-time bass player for Hoodoo Witch. His musical abilities and stage presence are only equalled by his big heart and kind personality. Expect GREAT things in the near future from the band. It's never easy to change personnel in ANY business but we truly feel like he will help push us into new territory, both musically and geographically.
1/7/14-- Be sure and go to our Facebook page and give us a "like"! It is updated daily and is the best way to be kept abreast of all the latest goings on and shows. Go to facebook.com and search for 'Jason Elmore and Hoodoo Witch' or click this link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Elmore-and-Hoodoo-Witch/110043015701734 . Thanks a million!
6/28/13--What an honor! TELL YOU WHAT has been nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award for best blues/rock album of the year. Voting begins July 15!!! http://thebluesblast.com/2013bbmanominees.htm
3/20/13-- We are thrilled to announce that "TELL YOU WHAT" has officially hit the streets!!!! In conjunction with the new CD, we will also have new shirts, stickers, and posters available at our upcoming shows!! Check our calendar for a show near you or order your CD online at amazon.com.
3/12/13-- Just one week until "TELL YOU WHAT", the new album from Hoodoo Witch, hits the streets!!!! Pre-order your physical copy or MP3 download at Amazon.com!
1/27/13-- See the 'Calendar' section for info on upcoming CD release partys! Hoodoo Witch will be doing another tour of the US and Canada in April and there will be multiple CD release celebrations at Dallas/Fort Worth venues. 'Tell You What' hits the streets on March 19!!!
11/13/12-- Jason Elmore has been awarded "2012's Best Blues Artist" by the Dallas Observer!! We are so honored to have been nominated and voted for out of so many wonderful Dallas area musicians!
11/6/12-- "TELL YOU WHAT", the new album from Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch is set to be released on March 19, 2013 on the Underworld Records label. The album runs the spectrum from jump blues to hard rock with a dash of 60's country and r&b. There are 8 original tunes and 4 cover tunes; "Country Mile" by Rory Gallagher, "Don't Pass Me By" by Sean Costello, "Buckaroo" by Buck Owens, and "You Don't Miss Your Water" by Willie Bell. Guest appearances by Jim Suhler (guitar), Kirby Kelley(lap steel), Tommy Young(b3 organ), and Ron Jones(sax). The band is excited about working with Underworld Records again. You will be able to order the album at any digital outlet or any show! Get ready, son!!!
10/24/12-- We are excited to say that Jason has been nominated for the Dallas Observers Best Blues Award! Please take a moment and show him some love & support by clicking here to head over to The Dallas Observer site to place your vote under the Best Blues category! You can vote once a day until the end of the contest (Nov 10th)!! It only takes a minute (you are not required to vote in every category) and it sure would mean a lot to us! Thanks friends!
4/11/12-- Hoodoo WItch will be playing at the 35th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival on April 20th, at 1:50pm. (www.guitarshow.com)
4/11/12-- Jason will be playing an acoustic set at Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX on Sunday, April 29th at the Bugs Henderson Memorial Show. 3pm-8pm Tickets at the door.
3/31/12-- We're proud to announce that Hoodoo Witch will begin production on their second album on April 23rd. The album will consist of 9 original tunes and covers of Rory Gallagher, Bugs Henderson, Sean Costello, and Gary Moore. More details as they come. We aren't sure when it will be released yet, but you'll know about it as soon as we do. Thanks for the continuous support! This record is gonna rock hard!!!
3/14/12-- Jason is now endorsed by GHS Strings! We are very honored to be a part of the GHS family.
3/14/12-- The band will be playing four dates in Missouri, the first week of May, and the at the Silver City Blues Festival in Silver City, NM on May 26th.
1/31/12-- Check out the March issue of DRUM magazine, there is an article featuring Hoodoo Witch drummer, Mike Talbot! Congratulations Mike!!!!!!
1/22/12-- Hoodoo Witch is starting off 2012 with a BANG, welcoming new drummer, Mike Talbot, to the family!! This exciting new addition sets them on track for the new album to be released later this year!! New venues & dates are coming in every day, so be sure come back & check the calendar often!
11/25/11-- The band has officially shoved off, and hit the road for their tour! They are looking forward to seeing all their friends in Missouri & Canada again, as well as making new ones in Springfield, Illinois, Bettendorf, Iowa, and St. Cloud, Minnesota! Please check the schedule for exact dates, and get ready, because they're heading your way!!
8/2/11 -- We are excited to announce that the store is now officially up and running! You can now purchase CD's & Shirts from through our site!! Just click on the link to the "store" at the top of this page!
6/15/11 -- The band will be returning to Canada for another tour of Calgary, Edmonton & Minnesota in December. More dates to come soon so please check the calendar.
6/14/11 -- The band is almost ready to get in the studio to record their second CD. This one promises to be even better than the last one. Stay tuned!!
5/12/11 -- Big thanks to all our new friends and fans in Canada. We had a very successful, albeit short, tour and we will be returning in December for a more extensive run. We are in the process of working with a couple of different booking agents, so expect to see Hoodoo Witch in more venues nationwide soon. In other news we are dangerously close to starting production on our next album. Most of the songs have been written. The next step will be learning, arranging, and developing the tunes and then recording them. Expect the new album around the beginning of 2012. Stay tuned for more details. Thanks so much for stopping by!
4/1/2011 -- FIRST TOUR!!!! JE & HW will be embarking on their first tour, April 15-23rd in Canada!! Check the calendar for exact dates and venues.
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