The renewed interest in Duke Bardwell, who played bass for Elvis at 181 shows in the mid-70s, has now resulted in a new American documentary being produced about him. Titled “Bayou Country”, it’s centered around a classic song that Duke wrote, but of course his association with Elvis and other artists like José Feliciano, Tom Rush and Kenny Loggins are also explored.
In this clip, Duke talks about his teenage days as a child with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), his early career, as well as his association with Elvis, including a neat story about him hanging out with Elvis in his Lake Tahoe penthouse and playing ‘You And I’ for him again & again. Duke will be doing shows in Finland, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and Holland beginning next week as a part of ‘The Original Elvis Tribute 2009’. These shows will also mark the first time ever that Duke participates in an Elvis-tribute tour.