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Voted "Best Blues" by the 2012 Dallas Music Awards, Jason Elmore is a Dallas, TX-based guitarist/singer/songwriter who has taken the music scene by storm in just a short period of time. Whether fronting his trio, Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, or performing as a solo acoustic act, Elmore is able to bring together elements of popular blues/rock/soul in his performances that seem to bridge the gap between blues, rock, country, surf, and jazz. He is remarkable in his ability to appeal to fans of all genres of music with his devastating guitar licks, soulful old-school vocals, keen sense of humor and imagainative-yet-familiar songwriting. All one needs to do is watch him play live one time in order to have a good understanding of how all these different genres of music have a common thread when it comes to eliciting an emotional response from the listener and taking them to that special place where only the music exists.
Since 2008, he has fronted the trio "Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch", a high-energy melting pot of musical styles that is reminscent of Cream, Rory Gallagher, Joe Satriani, and Freddie King. The band is rounded out by Chris Waw on bass and Mike Talbot on drums and can be found 3 or 4 nights a week anyplace from a rowdy roadhouse to a large festival. They tear through original songs and interpretations of everything from Robert Johnson to Black Sabbath, all while retaining the spirit of the blues. They released their debut CD "Upside Your Head" in 2010 to rave reviews as well as a long stint on the Texas Roots Music Airplay Charts. The CD got voted as one of the top 60 albums of the year by The Blues Report, and the song 'Black Widow' from the same album was voted as one of the top 30 songs of 2010. Their follow-up album "Tell You What" was released on April 2013 and is currently receiving huge acclaim from fans and critics alike.
In addition to being the Dallas-area backing band for Big Bill Morganfield, son of blues legend Muddy Waters, Elmore has shared the stage with such heavyweights as Tommy Castro, Carolyn Wonderland, Head East, Monte Montgomery, Tab Benoit, Peter Tork (Monkees), California Guitar Trio, David Lindley, Bugs Henderson, Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat, Dave Mason, Kim Simmons, and Eric Sardinas, just to name a few.
Aside from Hoodoo Witch, Jason Elmore stays in high demand as a solo acoustic performer. Doing interpretations of classic pre-war blues, folk, country, and rock songs along with acoustic renditions of his original material, Elmore has a style that is very much unique and inimitable. Whether playing Delta-style slide guitar or beating a percussive rhythm on his acoustic guitar, Elmore has turned many heads and has received accolades from fans and critics of all types of music. He is effectively able to cross genres and provide something that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their musical preference.
This is definitely a perfomer you need to see live. His abilities as a guitar player/singer/songwriter are second-to-none and his good humor and charisma turn fans into friends at every show. Don't miss this band when they are in your town. Be sure and bring a sweat rag and your rocking shoes!
"Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch are uncategorically, the best thing going out there right now, for their type of music. In the category of blues/rock, there simply are no other contenders, that are presently out there, that even come close." - Blues Underground Network