Being a wearer of many hats in the music industry, I have had the good fortune of meeting so many fascinating people in the "Elvis" world.
As the host of Lady Luck Music's Elvis Tribute Artist Radio , I had the opportunity to present hundreds of vocalists to listeners, and also conducted many interviews.
One such thrilling experience, was taking part in Ryan Wood’s Elvis Expo 2004, in Las Vegas. I met up with friends who have since passed on, like Charlie Hodge and Myrna Smith...I found the story and I'm sure you will enjoy the pictorial, just click this link: www.ladyluckmusic.com/special/elvisexpo-jo
Great memories. Among the E-celebs, were up and coming tribute artists, with a few who were living and working in Vegas at the time. Wow, they were talented characters, who enjoyed entertaining the audience and off stage? Wow again! It seemed they were always happy!
Nine years has passed since E.P.Expo, and one of those energetic characters (whom you'll see a pic of in the story) found himself in Memphis during Elvis week. His years of stage experience, complimented by his very original style of entertaining, won him the "Ultimate Elvis 2013" title. This Elvis Tribute Artist is an accomplished musician, an actor, and does it all with an original flair, which is a hard task to do.
I had the privilege of featuring him on Elvis Tribute Artist Radio back in 2000 and have followed his career since then. Friends, take a look at the winning song and performance of Mr Dean Z.
In this video, Dean exudes professionalism and dynamic energy and natural talent. This is my video pick! __________Joanna Johnson/ LLM