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that is because look-a-likes have gathered in Music City for the
Nashville To Memphis Festival.
Fox 17 Entertainment Reporter Stacy
McCloud tells us about it and introduces us to an Elvis tribute artists
from right here in Music City.
"Several thousand dollars in wigs and costumes and here I am wearing sideburns" says Jeff Lewis.
Lewis may talk like Elvis, "There has always been a slur to my voice"
he says. He may even move and sing similar to "The King", "I focus on
the concert years, the 70's that is more my vocal style" he says. But
don't call him an impersonator, "It's like getting closer to a guy that
has been gone" says Lewis, a Nashville native.
Lewis is part of a large group of men who prefer to be called Elvis tribute artists.
"The tribute artists, that is their main goal, to keep the memory alive" says festival producer Mark Meschino
A couple dozen Elvis' are in Nashville for the first ever Nashville To
Memphis Festival". Three days of fun designed to help pump up fans on
their way to Memphis for the 35th anniversary of elvis week.
"We have 24 Elvis tribute artists from all around the world, a couple from England, even Australia" says Meschino.
Plenty of Elvis fans have followed.
Dozens of ladies were swooning and singing along at The Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday afternoon ...
Denise Fuoco drove all the way from Pennsylvania to support her king.
"They keep his music alive! The movement, the song, the whole package" says Fuoco.
The tribute artists say it's kinda like a big family
joke with each other, like how do you put your eyeliner on, or how do
you style this wig. We talk about what generation we like, I like 77
Elvis or I like 72 Elvis" laughs Lewis.
Entertaining fans isn't an in-expensive hobby.
have two wigs, they are about 1400 each. Sideburns are 200 a piece. My
cheapest jumpsuit is about 1500 bucks, most expensive is 4,200" admits
Jeff says he doesn't mind the cost, he's just glad he play a small part in helping the king live on.
"I'll doubt I'll ever get in 68 leather suit. Will stick to jumpsuit for now" Lewis laughs.
To see the entire Nashville To Memphis line-up just visit - http://nashvilletomemphis.blogspot.com
Lewis will play a full show at Hard Rock on Thursday at 7pm.
Wednesday, August 8 2012, 09:05 PM CDT
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