Elvis is in the building


 

 

Since his death in 1977, there have been numerous Elvis sightings all over the world and rumor has it that there will be a local sighting at the end of the week. Get your cameras ready because this Friday night, “Elvis will be in the building” at Pounder’s, as native Blount Countian Danny Frasier will perform his Elvis show.

Frasier’s booking agent Penny Johnson confirmed Frasier and Pounder’s have teamed up for “dinner and a show” this Friday from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Johnson said, “We are really excited and looking forward to this show. It’s going to be good.”

Born prematurely at just 1 pound and 2 ounces, Frasier was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome. Doctors made the decision to amputate his legs at age 2. Despite his challenge, Frasier never let his disability inhibit his ability to succeed. He has recorded several singles, written books, rides horses and a Harley, hunts and fishes, drives, and has volunteered as a firefighter. He said, “I want to inspire people.”

Frasier won the Helen Keller award in 2014, was featured on “Absolutely Alabama” in January 2015, and had a segment entitled “No Legs, No Problem” on ABC 33/40 in 2013. Frasier is also a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), which is based in Holly Pond.

While Frasier now resides in Hanceville, he still feels a close connection to Blount County. He has been doing some karaoke shows at Pounder’s recently, and he said, “I want all of my Blount County friends to come out and support me. It will be a great show.”

Tickets for the show can be purchased at Pounder’s for $35 per couple. The ticket will also include a two-piece catfish dinner with sides, and a non-alcoholic drink per person.