The variety show was assembled and will be hosted by nomadic strummer James Booth. Booth has been super active in the arts scene the last several years -- more than 100 appearances at the JH Hootenanny as a singer-guitarist, host of KHOL’s Live in the Hole, as House Sound Technician at the Center Theater, and stagehand for Off Square Theatre Company, Jackson Community Theatre and Riot Act, Inc.
“When it came to inviting performers, I wanted a sampling of blues, bluegrass, rock, cowboy singer, comedy, dance, and theater … as much of a variety as possible in a two-hour show,” Booth said.
The stacked lineup of bands will feature up-and-coming bluegrass quartet Random Canyon Growlers, classical virtuoso and Jackson native Byron Tomingas, female singer-songwriter trio The Outskirts, fluid saxman Jason Fritts fronting jazz trio and the experimental hip-hop/nu jazz sextet The Outfit. What stands out with this particular lineup is that they are primarily composers, contributing a novel imprint to the airwaves.
The family-friendly Jackson Hole Showcase begins at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, at the Center for the Arts Theatre.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Aaron Davis wrote a story for Planet Jackson Hole about this Friday's "Jackson Hole Showcase."