country boy

Paul Berner
Country Boy The Devil and Elvis Presley
Paul Berner (USA) - bass
Michael Moore (USA) - clarinet and sax
Ed Verhoeff (NL) - guitar
Peter Tiehuis (NL) - guitar

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I was thinking that night about Elvis

Day that he died, day that he died

Just a country boy he combed his hair

Put on a shirt his mother made and he went on the air

And he shook it like a chorus girl.*

A new collection of songs from Paul Berner. Not simply the songs of Elvis, but songs inspired by the Faustian life story of Elvis. How the rockabilly country boy at the top of the charts made a deal with the devil to become a living legend in Hollywood and Las Vegas only to lose his soul in Graceland. An American story of extreme success and extreme failure.

The band :

Paul Berner on double bass --ex Monty Alexander Trio and current member of the Michael Moore Quintet. Works with Mike Del Ferro and Mathilde Santing.

Michael Moore on reeds --founder of the Ramboy recording label and winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll. Works with Misha Mengelberg and Cristina Branco.

Peter Tiehuis on guitar --ex Ilse de Lange Band and current member of the Metropole Orchestra. Works with George Duke and Trijntje Oosterhuis.

Ed Verhoeff on guitar -- member of Latin singer Izaline Calister’s band and jazz bassist Hein van de Geyn's group Baseline. Works with Nueva Manteca and Josee Koning.

*lyrics by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings