There are a number of successful tribute acts performing at a national level. One that stands out for a number of reasons is John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party. Holly’s plane crash in 1959 made Maria Elenda Holly a young widow. It’s been many years since her husband’s death and there’s been many who have attempted to cover Holly. However, it’s Maria Elena Holly who paid the ultimate compliment to John Mueller when she said, “I’ve never endorsed anyone doing Buddy, but I was really impressed with John… John is the only one who does it exactly like Buddy did. He’s a great musician in his own right,” which explains why the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates have all endorsed Mueller’s show. Holly fans will get a chance to see and hear for themselves when the Winter Dance Party returns to Madrigrano Marina Shores.