We left the building before Elvis

But not because we didn’t like it, more that Jill felt the breath of that 5AM alarm on her ear. I’m talking ’bout Elvis Costello of course, and his show at Wolf Trap on Thursday. Much like Robert Plant and Alison Krauss did last year, Elvis cut a country/bluegrass album with T-Bone Burnett, then decided to tour with some talented country/bluegrass musicians.

Apparently Ted Leonsis and Steve Case, among other folks, weren’t big fans of his new sound, but I enjoyed the show. In addition to playing most of his new album, he also played a handful of hits recast for the musicians with him, as well as some songs from the last album he did with T-Bone. Good stuff.