Come out and celebrate Elvis’s 83 Birthday and if he were here today he’d be rocking like this band will rock you. Energy abounds this talented group of musicians… Concert with a multi media and more….
Elvis’ love of music, talents and see how he changed the music industry along with his enormous contributions to the world of music and how it stands today. Original clips and short movie along with Rex and the Rockabilly Kings performing the songs you love. Dance or sing or noth to the Elvis’ tunes you love and more. This Concert is like no other.
Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step fame has an exciting new show that pays homage to the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley. The show includes a screening of his critically acclaimed 48-minute documentary film 200 Cadillacs, immediately followed by a Q & A with Rex. Then, after a short break, Rex and the Rockabilly Kings will perform a live concert of early Elvis classics.
Elvis’ musical contribution, cultural impact, and artistic achievement made him an unsurpassed 20th century icon. Drawing from his Country roots and the African/American traditions of Gospel and Rhythm & Blues that were nurtured in the fertile soil of the Mississippi Delta, Elvis intuitively created a revolutionary groundbreaking sound that had never been even imagined before, inspiring artists such as John Lennon and Keith Richards to form their own bands, and changing popular music forever. Elvis’ musical contribution, cultural impact, and artistic achievement made him an unsurpassed 20th century icon and therefore the sole (or soul) focus of this show.
Elvis was also an incredibly generous man and his gift of choice was a shiny new Cadillac car! This was the inspiration for Rex’s critically acclaimed 2004 documentary film, 200 Cadillacs. Elvis’ generosity to friends, family and complete strangers is detailed through candid and personal accounts, vintage video clips and rare photographs. The film is both funny and a touching as it shines a light on this beautiful but seldom seen or discussed side of the King of Rock & Roll.
A highlight of 200 CADILLACS is its amazing soundtrack. The film features original songs written especially for the documentary by Fowler, as well as songs penned by John Hiatt, Sid Straw and Jon Pousette-Dart. Among the songs covered by other artists is a brilliant and bluesy rendition of Hound Dog by Levon Helm and Mavis Staples.
Rex and The Rockabilly Kings perform authentic renditions of Elvis’ Sun and early RCA Records classics from 1954 into the early ’60’s. Rex leads the group on Elvis-style acoustic guitar, compelling lead vocals and historically accurate song introductions, and is backed by a dazzling 3-piece rockabilly band featuring brothers’ Billy and Steven “Muddy” Roues on Scotty Moore-style electric guitar and Bill Black-style slap bass respectively. Muddy also plays a riveting blues harp and both brothers sing their share of inspiring lead vocals. Joe Geary rounds out the band on ‘good vibes’ and D. J. Fontana-style drums and percussion. The Roues brothers also contribute stirring Jordanaires-style harmonies that were an essential part of Elvis’ early sound.
ABOUT REX FOWLER: Since 1971, as one half of the celebrated folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step, Rex Fowler has performed worldwide and toured with scores of notable artists including Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and The Band. As a most enduring and prolific artist, Rex continues to thrill and engage audiences, whether with Aztec Two-Step, or with one of his other brilliant endeavors.
What a way to pay tribute to such an extreme talent and a man that changed the music industry and gave us so much.
Join the Courthouse with Rex and the Rockabilly Kings as we pay homage to Elvis. Wear your Poodle Skirts, bobby-socks and eat and drink some of Elvis’ favorites.
Happy Birthday, Elvis! Get your hips ready for some great Dance Music… Lets Dance!
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