Based out of Dallas TX, Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch is a high energy guitar-based trio that specializes in melding various styles of American music into an original sound that is both familiar and fresh. The band performs mostly original material with a heavy emphasis on rock, blues, and classic soul that sometimes draws comparisons to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, Black Sabbath, SRV, and Prince while never sounding like imitations of any of them.
The trio is made up of long-time friends and bandmates who have been playing music together since 2010 all over the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as well as extensive touring of the US and Canada. Jason Elmore is the songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist for the group and is uncanny in his ability to do all three things with unparalleled brilliance and originality. Brandon Katona unleashes devastatingly funky bass guitar and Mike Talbot is an absolute master of dynamic drumming. The three have a special chemistry on stage that has been honed over thousands of hours of playing in nightclubs, dive bars, theaters, and festivals, for crowds of all sizes. Their mission statement is to give 120% effort on stage, no matter if there are 2 people or 2,000.
The band has released 4 studio albums and one live concert film. Their third album, 2016's “Champagne Velvet” debuted at #13 on the Billboard Blues Charts and held the #1 position on the Texas Music Chart for 6 consecutive weeks. In 2017 the Dallas Observer named Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch “BEST BLUES ACT” in their ‘Best Of Dallas’ series, as well as 2012's Dallas Observer Music Awards. However, this is no blues band in the traditional sense of the word, often to the chagrin of purists. Not one for being pigeon-holed into any one genre, Elmore most recently wrote and produced 2023's studio album “Rise Up Lights” which is a bold departure from their previous recordings in that it showcases the hard rock element of the band's sound and doesn't resemble much of their previous blues-based material. It is a throwback to the golden eras of classic hard rock from the 1970s through the 1990s with a heavy emphasis on guitar pyrotechnics and crushing grooves that would feel right at home on an album by Kings X or Hagar-era Van Halen. It is available 10/31/2023 for worldwide streaming on all platforms, as well as CD and vinyl which can be purchased directly from the band's website.
In short, this band really burns 'em down!
You better see about it.