The Duke of South Walton: Documentary screening puts local musician back in national spotlight

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 17:32 PM.

"If I had the chance, I would change some of the hearts I have broken — I would do that," said Bardwell. "But, it's still a beautiful life. I'm happy to live here. I love the people and they seem to love me back. I am grateful to God for all the opportunities, beautiful wives, magnificent bright caring children and grandchildren and close friends that have all stayed by my side through this journey."

What does he see in his future?

Bardwell said he would like to record one more CD of his own, and, "As long as 'the boys' are willing to stand with me, I'll go anywhere and perform on any stage as long as my fingers hold out."

At the end of the screening of "Duke & The King," Bardwell performed "Old Shep," "You and I" (which Elvis wanted to record), and "Bayou Country" to a standing ovation.

Old Bull, Young Bulls take the stage at Stinky's around 9 or 9:30 each Thursday night.



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