Back before the Meeting of the Minds / Parrot Head convention in 2015, I enjoyed several great songs on the Don Middlebrook Pandora station by someone I’d never heard of –Jesse Rice. When I found out Jesse was performing in Key West during the 2015 convention week, I contacted him for an interview. We had […]
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.
As one of the newest house concert venues to start up in the Southwest Florida region, the “Sun and Fun Tiki” is an all around fantastic experience. The setting is a true Florida get-a-way boasting lake front views, Tiki Hut performance stage, a large backyard, screened in pool, a little dock and future plans for […]
Danny Rosado is from Alabama and traveled the world as a Navy helicopter pilot. New to the Trop Rock music scene, Danny’s songs are a mix of Gulf Coast, Americana and a sound he calls Sandgrass. Working on his first all original Trop Rock album due out May 13th, Danny tells us the story behind […]
Can you imagine a Boston University graduate who majored in history now playing music to packed houses and audiences with rapt attention? It’s not hard at all to figure out if it’s Brendan Mayer, very talented guitarist, singer/songwriter and son of Peter Mayer, who we all know is Jimmy Buffett’s lead guitarist. I had a […]
Our Songs About Parrot Heads Playlist is all about the best people in the world, you! Trop Rock artists have captured various sides of the Parrot Head lifestyle. From serious odes celebrating the never ending giving nature of Parrot Heads to how a Parrot Head might feel the morning after a Jimmy Buffett concert. There […]
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 […]
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 […]