Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Music of Elvis featuring guitarist Kenny Taylor

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center plays host to a night of tribute to the music of legendary singer Elvis Presley with a concert by “El’s Angels,” starring guitar virtuoso Kenny Taylor. The event is a fundraiser for the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight and will take place on Friday, January 19.

The event will feature two hours of Elvis songs, ranging from his early recording at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis to the later works on RCA. The concert is not an impersonation but rather an attempt to honor the spirit of Presley’s art and pay tribute to his influence on popular music.

Guitarist Kenny Taylor is among the most highly regarded musicians in the area. He has recently opened for Rock Legends Steve Miller Band, Boston and Hughie Lewis & the News at Fort Wayne’s Foellinger Theater. His former band The Blue Moon Boys opened for guitar legends Bo Didley, Dick Dale and Stray Cats front man Brian Setzer. He also played lead guitar with Detroit based Rockabilly band Twistin’ Tarantulas and has played with Carl Storie, best known as lead singer for Indianapolis based Faith Band.

Among Taylor’s current projects include playing lead guitar for popular oldies band The Bulldogs, Rockabilly trio KT3 (featuring son Colin on upright bass); and children’s music ukulele duo The Atomic Sharks (featured on The PBS TV special “Play the Ukulele with The Atomic Sharks”) Taylor also plays with Fort Wayne’s Farmland Jazz Band, and teaches guitar at the Sweetwater Academy of Music.

A cash bar will be available, and food will be available for purchase by East of Chicago Pizza of Warren. Tickets are $12 per person, and may be ordered by calling (260) 483-3508, online at cottageeventcenter.com or at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. The show is sponsored by East of Chicago Pizza in Warren and Andy Eckert of Ness Real Estate in Huntington. Northeast Indiana Honor Flight provides World War II veterans along with veterans of other conflicts with cost free trips to Washington D.C. to visit various memorials.