I'm excited about all the things I have going on. I hope you are getting YOUR ducks in a row for a fantastic 2018 or as we are calling it at home 20 Great Teen !
This month in the ETA spotlight, we have a little twist. This gentleman WAS an ETA yet has moved into a different kind of Tribute. A sound engineer by trade and a bass player in many shows- leads us to the talented
EDDIE STEPHENS !
He was 4 years old and his parents took him to Knotts Berry Farm . For fun, they went to an Elvis event. So an event within the event ! LOL.... It was then and there that Eddie Stephens fell in love with Elvis. For many Summers they would visit the same place and wind up at the Elvis event, sometimes 5 nights a week ! For a time, he was made fun of for his love of Elvis and that memory didn't sit too well. As he got older and began to understand more and more about the Elvis Legacy, that other stuff faded away and his love for Elvis remained in his heart and on his mind.
When Eddie was 25, he found the ETA World and the rest, as they say, is history.
In 2012 Eddie started doing shows...he dabbled in the artistry that we know as the ETA or the Elvis Tribute Artist yet he found his niche performing in the shows on his guitar !
With Legends shows popping up and competition in the field, in 2015 Eddie did his last show with ETA Dwight Eisenhower. Dwight has been recognized at Graceland and has made a career out of being one the best ETA's in the business.
Now, just a few short years later, Eddie is back doing shows and doing what he loves. We need people like Eddie who put their heart and soul into keeping the Elvis memory alive. I appreciate what he does as an event coordinator myself. Coming to it from this angle puts Eddie in the unique position of meeting other ETA's and working in an industry that is filled with Elvis !
Find Eddie on Face Book at Elvis Show socal
If you are in the Southern California area, check out the Event coming up this weekend featuring one of the ETA's I've seen and blogged about, the fabulous DOUG CHURCH. Also featured will be DAVID ALLEN....and of course you will see EDDIE STEPHENS
On Feb. 18th... find out about the 1st Annual Elvis Remembered show taking place in Texas with all the deets at Face Book
Eddie also keeps things moving with Face Book live events on Elvis featuring various artists and discussing topics related to the King !
I am so thrilled to be able to add Eddie Stephens to our list of the Elvis Spotlight Blog posts ! Thank you , Eddie , for doing what you do !
Seen above with ETA Dave Hoover