Music News - 2014
Elvis Jr. spent many hours in the recording studio this past fall and emerged with a fantastic new album entitled "We All Nations". The title track is a modern, techno style tribute to every North American Indian tribe. From the opening spine-chilling chants to the roll call of the tribes, the song is a tribute to Wakan Takan or The Great Spirit - a recognition of the power of the sacredness that resides in everything.
This stirring tribute was co-written by three very talented men: Don Podolor, Garrett Saracho and Tony Bellamy. Award-winning producer Don Podolor who, along with his brother Ritchie founded American Entertainment. Don started American Entertainment Agency to book the acts that they recorded. Up to now Don has booked over 35,000 shows and concerts, and his brother Richie has become one of the most acclaimed record producers in the entire world. Most of their hit records became either gold or platinum, and just recently they received a Diamond Album for sales of over 15,000,000 for the Forrest Gump sound track album. Several of their songs were in the album including "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night which was a former record of the year that they produced. Don has produced five world-wide internet concerts including Paul McCartney in Liverpool, and Willie Nelson in Holland. They recorded and worked with Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, The Beachboys, The GoGo's (Belinda Carlisles' solo album), Rod Stewart, Kenny Rogers, Randy Newman, Heart, John Denver, Elton John and the Beatles. Some of Don's Native American acts that he managed and booked were Charlie Hill (comedian and head writer of the Rosanne Show), Redbone (#1 Native American band in the world), Floyd Westerman (singer, entertainer, and movie star who also played the chief in the film "Dances with Wolves"). However, one of the nicest accolades bestowed upon Elvis Jr. is the statement from Don that, "Of all the superstars I have worked with, Elvis Presley, Jr. is probably the best yet".
Garrett Saracho and Tony Bellamy were members of Redbone, with Garrett contributing very impressive keyboard work and Tony supplying a driving lead guitar. Redbone was the first commercially successful American Indian rock group, attaining hits with "Come and Get Your Love" (#5 on the Billboard Top 100) and "Witch Queen of New Orleans" (#21 on the Billboard Top 100).
A gifted composer and keyboardist, Garrett Saracho's music has been favorably reviewed in Downbeat magazine; The Los Angeles Times and most recently by Professor Steve Loza in Barrio Rhythm, (Illinois Press). Garrett’s’s music delivers the gift of healing and empowers the Indian Nations with songs of praise. Garrett has recently started a new group, aptly named “We all Nations!”. He has pulled together some of the finest musicians around to create a new and intrepid sound. We are hopeful that Garrett and his exciting new band will be able to join us on our upcoming tour.
Guitarist Tony Bellamy was a Yaqui Indian that grew up in a family of dancers and musicians. He performed with Dobie Gray, and was also a member of Peter and the Wolves (a San Francisco band that evolved into the psychedelic band Moby Grape), Bellamy, unfortunately, passed away in 1979.
Producer, Mario Gonzalez, is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and has served as legal counsel to several Indian tribes. He is the first recipient of the Distinguished Aboriginal Lawyer Achievement Award (1995) given by the Native Law Center of Canada, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. He is also co-author of The Politics of Hallowed Ground: Wounded Knee and the Struggle for Indian Sovereignty (1999). Gonzalez has devoted much of his career to the Sioux Nation's fight for the Black Hills of South Dakota—a fight that has already lasted a century.
Technical advisor, J. Highley has contributed much to this album through his superior auditory skills - the man has big ears! He was a vital component of a very successful mix-down.
In addition to the title track there are several new original songs on the album. From the catchy country tune "Plastic Saddles" to the gritty biker anthem "Roll On Brother" there are many styles for the music lover to sample on this album.
The new album will be available for purchase on this website very soon. Please visit us again.
The Private Collection of the King on Tour
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Tour News -
As the New Year begins, Jr. is in negotiations to bring his exciting show to Asia and the Middle East. Additionally, dates in the United States will be announced soon.
Direct from Las Vegas, dynamic vocalist Ann Flamingo is currently opening exclusively for Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr. You will hear a variety of songs that crosses decades and genres. From classic Barbra Streisand and favorite Celine Dion songs to Patsty Cline standards as well as hits from newly minted rockabilly star Imelda May and iconic Bond theme songs there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Ann has recently performed in the Philippines, Canada, Laughlin, Nevada, Michigan, Maryland, New Jersey, Florida and Ohio.
She has also opened up for such groups as Bill Haley’s Comets, the Classics IV and a large variety of great acts.
She is currently in the studio recording a new CD.
Other News -
As fans of Jr. know, he has been diligently working on his autobiography. It is nearing completion and it is going to be an exciting read. He has lived such an unusual and varied life and met and become friends with so many celebrities and Elvis associates along the way that this book will be one you can't put down. Keep watching for publication dates!
Wouldn't you love to hear Elvis Jr.'s gorgeous voice when your phone rings? How about a special ring for that certain someone or one for your best friend? We now have ringtones available to fit everyone in your life! Just follow the link to visit our store at Reverbnation (click on Visit Store>Ringtones).
Elvis & The Stutz Blackhawk
"Jules Meyers (the creator of the elite Stutz Blackhawk) and Elvis had something in common - they both loved exotic cars. Jules was a big Elvis fan. From 1970 - 1973, Elvis bought three of his cars" (McAllister). Two of these cars, Elvis' #2 Black Stutz and his #3 White Stutz are in the Dreamland Elvis & Friends Museum along with a Red Stutz consecutively owned by Willie Nelson and Dean Martin. To read this interesting article click on the view closer link below and to see pictures of the Blawkhawks in the Museum click on the Photo Galleries tab and go to the Dreamland Elvis & Friends link.