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“Anywhere There’s A Beach” By Steve Hopper

Steve Hopper has been trockin’ the hills of Tennessee for over 20 years sharing his blended style of music referred to as mid-south. Living near Wolf Creek where a part of the creek separates for a brief moment turning a small piece of land into an island was the inspiration for the bands name “Steve …

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Jesse Rice Has a New Focus and New CD: “Pirate Sessions III”

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 …

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Matt Hoggatt Releases Fun “Live from Rue Bourbon” CD

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 …

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Take A Vacation with Don Middlebrook’s CD “Guitar Island”

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 …

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Thom Shepherd’s New Country-Trop-Rock CD “Saltwater Cowboy”

Okay, most of my Trop Rock friends know that I love Thom Shepherd (and his precious wife Coley) and have been a big fan since our interview back in 2011. I love asking non-Trop Rock music-loving fans if they know the song “Redneck Yacht Club” and telling them that I know the composer of that …

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Donny Brewer CD & Release Party: The Winnebago Tapes Vol. 1

It’s one thing to hear a new Trop Rock CD for the first time and give an opinion, but it’s quite another thing to experience a Trop Rock CD release party, especially when Donny Brewer is hosting the party! Well, actually Fred and Sara Guerrero hosted the event at their Isla Bella House Concert venue …

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Ramajay Intercoastal’s New Jamboulé CD is Energetic & Uplifting

Ramajay Intercoastal is uniquely their own, mixing Caribbean influences for an island sound full of energy. Listening to their new CD Jamboulé will lift your spirits because their songs are created with an enormous amount of positive vibes. You can’t help but feel the happiness. “Tall” Paul Bobal and Quincy Yeates are the driving forces behind …

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