ELVIN BISHOP: Can’t Even Do Wrong Right (CD)

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, Elvin Bishop performs at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee, Wis. Bishop, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, John Mayall and the Memphis Jug Band were inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision for Invision/AP, File) ORG XMIT: NYET436


Elvin Bishop is an icon of blues and Southern Rock with a 50-year performing career and thousands of devoted fans.

He was a founding member of the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and later a member of Capricorn Records' stable of Southern Rock masters, writing and performing the Top 10 hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love. Elvin's last four albums have scanned a total of 37,500 units.

Tour dates in support will begin in late August and continue through the end of the year. Aggressive print, radio and social media promotion behind record and tour dates. Past releases covered in Rolling Stone, DownBeat, Billboard and Guitar World, and on web sites like AllMusic, Paste, No Depression and About.com. Facebook/web site contest targeting fans of blues, classic rock and Elvin Bishop.

Can't Even Do Wrong Right will be serviced and promoted for regular rotation airplay and blues shows in Canada, Europe, UK, Australia and various internet music programmers around the world. Can't Even Do Wrong Right is a masterpiece of rollicking blues and R&B, shot through with Elvin's stinging fretwork and performed with an undeniable spirit of raucous good times.

Songs include five new Bishop originals and Elvin takes on Jimmy Reed's "Honest I Do," Fats Domino's "Bo Weevil" and Lionel Hampton's "Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop." Bishop is backed by his stellar road band, plus guest artists Mickey Thomas (who sang on "Fooled Around And Fell In Love") and blues harp icon Charlie Musselwhite.

Can't Even Do Wrong Right cover illustration by Elvin's friend and fellow roots artist Paul Thorn.

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