Celebrate Elvis' birthday with Rex Fowler Live at Daryl's House on Jan. 7
Each year around the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birthday, Rex Fowler celebrates his music at his “All About Elvis” party. This year. It’s set for Sunday, January 7th and the place is Daryl’s House in Pawling. The “King of Rock and Roll” was born January 8th, 1935.
You may know Fowler form his other long time project, the folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step. But on Sunday, he’ll perform Presley’s early hits fronting his band, Rex and the Rockabilly Kings. IAs if the live concert weren’t enough, party goers will also be treated to a terrific and quite unique multimedia show, showcasing photos and video clips. If you don’t already know, you’ll soon see how Presley and his ground-breaking sound made a huge cultural impact on the entire world.
Presley’s fundamental musicianship stemmed from his country and gospel roots, layered on the rhythm and blues of the Mississippi Delta, a stew that served up his groundbreaking hits. His songs inspired regular folks right up on to John Lennon and Keith Richards, among many other musicians, to form their own bands, thus transforming popular music forever. Presley was just 42 when he died in 1977, leaving a tremendous legacy and yet still more promise unfulfilled.
WATCH Rex & The Rockabilly Kings sing "That’s Alright Mama" at Daryl’s House in 2016
Rex and the Rockabilly Kings perform many of Presley’s RCA and SUN Records classics. The rockin’ band features Fowler on guitar and lead vocals, backed by smokin’ Billy Roues on guitar and vocals, with Steven “Muddy” Roues keeping time on bass, blues harp and vocals, and Joe Geary right on the beat on drums and percussion.
As mentioned, Fowler’s performed around the globe as half of the celebrated duo Aztec Two-Step. He’s also toured with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and The Beach Boys.
The special birthday bash is Sunday, January 7th at 7 pm at Daryl’s House, which is located at 130 Route 22 in Pawling. Call them at 845-289-0185 and make reservations to go early and have dinner first! Tickets are just $20-$35.