Murfreesboro Daily News Journal, December 27, 1981

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Elvis Costello to perform concert in Nashville

Daily News Journal

New wave rocker Elvis Costello will make one stop in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m.

Costello will be appearing in New York and Los Angeles on this "Almost Blue Tour." Nashville has been chosen as the only other city in the states where he will be performing.

Tickets are $9.50, $8.50, and $7.50 and are on sale at CentraTik and all CentraTik outlets.

Almost Blue is the first all country-western album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Produced by Billy Sherrill in Nashville, the album contains a collection of some of Costello's favorite American country and western songs.

Most of the songs were written by the country's greatest songwriters: Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Charlie Rich, and Gram Parsons.

Other numbers were associated with such artists as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and the Johnny Burnette Rock 'n Roll Trio.

Costello and the Attractions — Pete Thomas on drums, Bruce Thomas on bass and Steve Neive on piano and organ — were joined in Nashville for the recording sessions by special guest John McFee of the Doobie Brothers on lead guitar and pedal steel and the Nashville Edition on backing vocals.

The five-city "Almost Blue Tour" includes London, England, Los Angles, New York, Paris, France and Nashville.

Each show will be divided into two sets. One will be a country segment with John McFee added to the lineup. The second set will be a rock segment featuring the Attractions.

Costello is presented by Sound Seventy Productions, Inc. and Beach Club.

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The Daily News Journal, December 27, 1981

The Daily News Journal previews Elvis Costello & The Attractions with John McFee, Sunday, January 3, 1982, Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee.


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