Green Hornet Theme on Guitar

The guitar teacher in me just had to write out the tab so I can post it here as well. This song is quite a work out for both the left and right hands. Turn on some overdrive and add a little compression if you have it to give you more sustain through the opening bars.

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Photos from '68 The Show

Thanks to Sandy Sim for taking some photos of our first performance of '68 The Show: a re-creation of Elvis' 1968 TV Special

We're doing the show again May 23rd at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody.

Thanks to singer Ron Boudreau who watched the show and wrote this review on Facebook:

a fantastic job of recreating the Elvis 68 comeback special live on stage. My wife and I were extremely impressed with the production. I highly recommend seeing this show.. Eli has a command and feel for the show as he performs all the songs of the special...GREAT job guys we were thoroughly entertained.

68 Show In the Round with Eli Williams and Blue Morris

68 Show Guitar Man Medley with Eli Williams and The Hot Pants

68 Show Gospel Medley with Eli Williams and The Hot Pants

I also just had to take a picture of all the guitar cases. This is the most we've ever had at a gig... yet. Eight guitars! And yes every one of them was needed.

68 Show guitar cases

Here are the Hot Pants dancers backstage before the second set!

68 Show Hot Pants dancers

68 The Show in the Abbotsford News

Eli Williams in the Abbotsford News

One of my bands that I play guitar in, The Memphis Sound with Eli Williams, is in the Abbotsford News this week, talking about our upcoming show: A complete recreation of the Elvis 1968 Comeback TV special. We're doing the whole show live on stage!

More details about the show are here on our Memphis Sound page.

At the beginning of the '68 Special TV project, a nervous Presley had said to the executive producer Bob Finkel: "I want everyone to know what I can really do." And that's exactly what happened. The '68 Special is widely credited with revitalizing his career.

Eli Willilams is an award-winning Elvis impersonator. We are re-creating the 1968 Special live on stage. The show will include all the music, costumes, and even the dance numbers choreographed for three dancers by the The Hot Pants go-go troupe.

The show will include both the "black leather sit down show" in which the band plays classic Elvis tunes in a rehearsal style, the drummer banging on a guitar case rather than drums, and the big production numbers like "Trouble" and "Guitar Man."

Dates

Mar 28, 2015 - MCA Theatre Abbotsford

Elvis Presley Comeback Special recreated live on stage with Eli Williams and the "Memphis Sound." TICKETS: available online from the Brown Paper Tickets.

May 23, 2015 - Inlet Theatre, Port Moody

Elvis Presley Comeback Special recreated live on stage with Eli Williams and the "Memphis Sound." TICKETS: available online from the City of Port Moody.

Gale Song Guitar Cover - Blue and Sam

My student, Sam, and I have been playing this song together for a while. We were practicing it for an upcoming open mic that Sam will be performing at so we thought we would video it to see how she sounds.

The song is "Gale Song" by the Lumineers.

I'll also post the guitar chords to this song if any of my students want to try it out. Here they are below. Click "Read More" to see all the chords and lyrics.

Gale Song -- The Lumineers

INTRO: C


        F      C
It's a lonely road
        Am     C
For the tired man
             Am     G        C
And they can see it in your face
              F        C
And you'll be home in spring
     Am          C
I can wait till then
Am             G       F   C
I heard you're on the big train

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Rehearsal Video - Elvis' Baby What You Want Want Me to Do

Our new production, '68 The Show, is coming up soon so we've been rehearsing the "in the round" section of the show. This is a re-creation of the 1968 comeback TV special performed live on stage.

In this part of the TV show, the band played just as they sometimes did backstage: No drum kit, no bass, just a few guitars and a guitar case to hit with drum sticks. That's exactly what we're doing here in rehearsal.

The song is "Baby What You Want Me To Do." That's Eli Williams as Elvis, Blue Morris on guitar, Eric Rasmusson on the guitar case, Alex Kelley on guitar, and of course Ringo the dog!