August is known as Elvis month. We lost the legendary performer on August 16, 1977. Almost everyone who was alive at that time remembers where they were when it happened. I was in Florida with my grandmother. At 13-years-old, I couldn’t believe it when I heard it on the radio. He was only 42.
Today we have so many great Elvis tribute artists and Jesse Garron, from Delaware, is the one my husband and I saw last night at Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade in Linden, New Jersey.
Backed by a full band and two female vocalists, Jesse Garron delivered a fabulous show. Some of my favorites included: “Moody Blue,” “How Great Thou Art,” “My Way,” “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” “The Wonder of You,” and many more during the 90 minute show.
In Elvis fashion, Garron gave out scarves to the female members of the audience and also had the band perform “Blue Hawaii,” unrehearsed, after several audience members kept requesting it.
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and Jesse Garron
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is the author of “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist,” available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Guest-List-Adventures-Music-Journalist/dp/162903908X