Country singer/songwriter Trevor Hewitt has earned the stamp of approval from one of the greatest Southern rock/country groups there is. In November 2015, Hewitt had the chance to perform with the Marshall Tucker Band, and even got to take the lead on their signature song "Can't You See."
The Marshall Tucker Band's lead singer, Doug Gray, spoke to Go Upstate about Hewitt's talent. He praised him as a songwriter, saying, "Trevor writes songs that mean something. That's the first thing that appealed to me about him."
Hewitt, who labels his style of music as "southern soul," is also capable of writing wicked mashups. On January 15, 2016, Hewitt said he was just "playing around" when he suddenly ended up crafting a medley that has since been viewed thousands of times.
The medley contained two songs that hard core country and Southern rock fans would know well. The first was Johnny Cash's #1 hit song "Folsom Prison Blues," and the second was "Call Me the Breeze," written by J.J. Cale and notably covered by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Hewitt also put together a little guitar part to go along with his medley. The guitar part is so much fun that listening to it alone is entertaining enough!
Just as Hewitt plays with a high level of energy, he puts that same sense of drive into his vocal performance. When he said that he sings "soul," he nailed that one right on the head. His voice is packed full of soul, making it an ideal fit for "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Call Me the Breeze."
Overall, Hewitt's medley contains all of the ingredients that make for an awesome cover. A rockin' guitar part, clever stylistic choices, and one powerful voice!
Tune in below to watch Hewitt perform his mashup of "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Call Me The Breeze." If you love what you hear, be sure to head on over to his band's Facebook page here so you can see more of his material!
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