When I first chatted with Mike Nash in an interview, it was about three years ago at Pardi Gras. He was there by himself – no band – and in promotion mode. I learned about his background in music, plus he was really optimistic about his band and their future. That would be the Southern […]
What is Trop Rock Music?
Trop Rock music captures the essence of the laid back lifestyle through songs with a tropical vibe. Mixing influences from Jazz, Country, Reggae, Rock, Island sounds and of course, the man with out a definitive genre, Jimmy Buffett. Although, we'd say Jimmy Buffett is the origin of popular Trop Rock music, it's a genre name most mainstream radio and music listeners haven't heard.
With hundreds of solo musicians and full bands fitting into Trop Rock genre, the Trop Rock Music Association was formed in 2005 to bring these artists and their fans together with formal recognition of the Trop Rock genre and a platform to recognize the efforts of these talented musicians and artist.
Trop Rock artists no longer fall into a nameless genre. Here, at Trop Rockin' Magazine, we're excited to help Trop Rock Music flourish through sharing fun articles about Trop Rock News & Events, Trop Rock Artists and Trop Rock Songs & new Albums.
Dorothy Bedlin and her Tampa Bay Parrot Head Club (TBPHC) Phlock succeed in delivering phrases like “Party with a Purpose,” “Parrot Heads have Heart” and “ Music feeds the Soul.” Every year the TBPHC and their Music on the Bay (MOTB) Attendees have raised more then the previous year for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. […]
Have you heard Matt Hoggatt’s latest CD? It’s so new that when I talked with Matt at Lone Star Luau in early February, the CDs hadn’t yet made it to his home. “Live From Rue Bourbon” is Matt’s first live album and the story behind it is unique. If you attended Pardi Gras in New […]
Trop Rock and Country artist Randy Moore once again reaches the number one spot on Radio A1A’s Monthly Top 40 but this time with his song “Refuge,” a sweet ballad. “Refuge” is an endearing love song peppered with tropical imagery promising to provide a loved one refuge from life’s storms. Check out Randy’s lyric video […]
Don Middlebrook seemingly never stops writing songs. He scribbles on a legal pad as he drives cross country. He creates new songs literally on the spot at live performances. The best part is, he writes songs based on life experiences. Some his own and some other people’s stories. And that’s why his songs truly feel […]
Music on the Bay is right around the corner and we can’t wait to get our toes in the sand, dance to the best Trop Rock music and party with the best Parrot Heads in town! Registration ends at 8pm EST on Sunday, February 26th. Click here to get registered! Get registered, then get packing. […]
Panama City Parrot Head Club is set to host the 12th annual Parrot Head Rendezvous, a summer music festival for Parrot Heads and Trop Rock music fans on April 21st-23rd. The theme is “Growing Older But Not Up” and it’s hosted directly on Panama City Beach, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches for three […]
If you missed the first annual Lone Star Luau weekend in Marble Falls, Texas recently, you missed a great weekend of terrific music. Hosted by Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe, this was an event limited to about 250 registrants. Large numbers of attendees from San Antonio and Austin were there, since Marble Falls is close […]
What a fabulous time 575 of us had in New Orleans recently at Pardi Gras. The food was wonderful, the weather was perfect for mid-January, but the music… that’s what made the weekend! Jerry and Mary Diaz, along with much help from their daughters, Danielle and Casey, bring a bevy of Trop Rock musicians together […]
Rick Lamb of The Phin Addicts (formerly Cruize Control) tells us about how he came to write his best-known song, “Red Sky at Night,” while he was in the Navy. He also relates how he came to love Buffett music and what Trop Rock means to him now. If you were at the annual Parrot […]