Bob Seibel is a 25-year veteran of the Boston comedy scene and is one of Boston’s best and most popular comedians. Having earned a reputation for his quick, sustained improvisation, Seibel is well known throughout the Comedy Clubs in the New England area and is a regular performer in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. On stage, Seibel hits his audience with a tireless string of stories about his German parentage, his world travels, and every day observations he turns into 45 minutes of hilarity, which is a hit with patrons raging in age from 21 to 91. PJ Thibodeau has performed at some of the best comedy venues in the country including The Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino; Foxwood’s Resort and Casino; Caroline’s Comedy Club in NYC; The Comedy Connections in Boston, Providence and Portland; The Comic Strip in NYC; The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles and many more. A Rhode Island Comedy Festival Male Stand Up Comedian winner, Thibodeau has received praised from many corners including The Boston Globe which wrote, ‘PJ wins the crowd over quickly and easily.’ With a mix of styles and a variety of topics, Thibodeau is full of emotion as the audience is given an entertaining look at life from a simple man’s point of view. After opening for some of the biggest names in comedy such as Dane Cook, Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Dom Irrera, Brian Regan and Jay Mohr, Thibodeau, himself, has become a headliner. He single-handedly stole the show at the last two Rhode Island Comedy Comedy Festivals. Jerry Thornton, a veteran comic and a winner of the WBCN Boston Comedy Riot competition. He appeared on HBO in the Emmy Award-winning Red Sox documentary ‘Curse of the Bambino.’ He’s worked with national headliners Lenny Clarke, Steven Wright and Anthony Clark. He also writes for several sports websites.
Since their first recording in 1998, Austin-based Hot Club of Cowtown have grown to be the most globe-trotting, hardest-swinging Western swing trio on the planet. The first American band to tour Azerbaijan, they have opened stadiums for such artists as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson and continue to bring their unique brand of Western swing to a wide range of festival audiences all over the world. But for guitarist Whit Smith, fiddler Elana James and bassist Jake Erwin, it has always been about staying true to their roots. Remaining willfully out of the musical mainstream, Hot Club of Cowtown have created an international cult following for their sonic personification of joy and unique sound inspired by their namesakes: ‘Hot Club’ from the hot jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club of France, and ‘Cowtown’ from the Western swing influence of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Though Wills’ pre-WWII recordings have always been the fundamental inspiration for Hot Club of Cowtown’s repetoire and style, it has taken the band a dozen years to fully honor the King of Western Swing. A fortuitous tour in England in the spring of 2010 led them to London’s Specific Sound studio, where they spent two days recording a 14-song marathon of Bob Wills tunes. The result, What Makes Bob Holler, is a tribute to the American music icon, respecting Wills’ legendary music while putting Hot Club’s own signature on each song. ‘We have been meaning to make this album for a long time,’ says James.