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.
“Elvis defined Rock & Role: The sneer, the hair, the twisting knees, the thrusting hips, the Pink Cadillac.” – Dick Clark, American Bandstand
ABOUT 200 CADILLACS:
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’s 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. “I like Elvis well enough, but I’m not a devotee, and I never thought I’d find this film as compelling as I did.” – Leonard Maltin, Movie Critic
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.