The Bluegrass Elvises

The Bluegrass ElvisesIn the midst of the inescapable media coverage last week marking the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, here’s a story you might not have seen.

Bluegrass singer/songwriter Shawn Camp and rockabilly singer Billy Burnette have joined forces to release The Bluegrass Elvises, a new CD out August 14 with bluegrass versions of some of The King’s most cherished hits. Songs covered bluegrass style on this CD include Don’t Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Jailhouse Rock, Burnin’ Love, Hound Dog, That’s Alright Mama and several others.

In addition to Camp and Burnette, musicians on this project include Scott Vestal and David Talbot on Banjo, Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, Chris Henry on mandolin, and Mike Bub and Terry Eldridge on bass.

Audio samples for all 13 tracks can be heard in iTunes, and you can find out more about the CD on The Bluegrass Elvises site.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.