Joe Hudgins

Circa Spring, 1973
Originally from North Carolina, tenor Joe Hudgins began singing with the Dapper Dans in March of 1973, taking Bob Mathis' place. Joe starred in various Walt Disney World stage productions and was singing in a madrigal group there when he was recruited to join the Dapper Dans with no previous barbershop experience. Joe was the first Dapper Dan of   Disney World who was hired from within the park.  An accomplished clogger and tap-dancer, Joe got a baptism of fire, performing on the Orlando Chapter show only a week after joining the group. Joe was also noted for his tenor obligato Will I Ever Tell You, soaring high above the quartet as they sang Lida Rose.