MISSOULA – Four artists local to the Missoula area – Chloe Gendrow, Rotgut Whines, Andrea Harsell and Edgar Allan Kubrick – will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Monk’s Bar to celebrate the release of the album “Missoula to Memphis: An Elvis Compilation.”
Switchback Records, a student-run label at the University of Montana, has partnered with Los Angeles-based music licensing firm Media Horse and the Elvis Presley Estate to present reimagined covers of Elvis Presley songs featuring Montana-based artists. Through this partnership, the songs also are pitched for film and TV placement. As an independent record label, Switchback partners with industry professionals to provide a platform for emerging talent, launching careers beyond the borders of Montana.
“Missoula to Memphis: An Elvis Compilation,” is a 10-track album that ranges from pop to rock and roll, with rockabilly in the mix. The album will be released on April 13 on all digital streaming services, with a limited release of 500 records on vinyl. The vinyl will be available to pre-order at https://www.switchbackrecords.com. Half of the album’s tracks come from local Missoula musicians and half come from the rest of the country. The local artists are:
- Chloe Gendrow, a 21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer. She recently debuted a solo album, “Glow.”
- Rotgut Whines, a band that combines soulful rhythms with energizing tempos and passionate storytelling to create a signature sound: fingerpickin' soul and roll.
- Andrea Harsell, who brings a combination of Americana, rock, R&B and jazz to her original songs.
- Edgar Allan Kubrick, a duo known for its mixture of alternative folk, dark folk and punk.
This event is open to adults ages 18 and older. Tickets cost $5 at the door, and doors open at 8 p.m.
For more information call UM Productions marketing coordinator Will Johnson at 541-633-0720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.