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Eric Erdman

LONE STAR LUAU 4 IS A HIT AGAIN

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to attend each Lone Star Luau since the first one in 2017. Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe have been extremely successful in bringing artists into small Marble Falls, Texas and many times the most awe-inspiring talent isn’t from the day-to-day Trop Rock music world. This year’s Lone Star …

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Lone Star Luau 3 Hits It Out of the Park

For the third year in a row, major Trop Rock talent descended on the little town of Marble Falls Texas. In keeping with Lone Star Luau tradition, the weather was just fine for the end of January and beginning of February. Inside the Lakeside Pavilion where the event was held, however, the music was hot! …

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Pardi Gras 2019: Costumes, Beach Music & Beads

In mid-January Trop Rock fans headed to New Orleans for the 22nd annual Pardi Gras festival. Four days of original music and unique fan experiences are the cornerstones of this successful event. Hosted by Jerry and Mary Diaz along with great support from Earl Bernhardt and Pam Fortner, owners of Tropical Isle, the main hub …

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Pirates & Poets Songwriters Invitational Keeps Growing

For several years, I attended an annual music event and sat in a hotel conference room in tiny Port Aransas, Texas, listening to a trio of singer/ songwriters share songs, stories and jokes. A more intimate setting would be hard to find, perfect for the limited audience. In the last few years, the audiences have …

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Songwriter Showcases Spotlight Talent During Meeting of the Minds

Original Pit Stop Party, Key Largo Hosted by Pirates on the Water (Parrot Heads Of The Upper Keys) had it’s 11th Annual songwriters showcase and bar-b-que fundraiser. Capt. Josh welcomed everyone and did a great job as the emcee on stage with artists like Mack Meadows, Conch Fritters, Steve Hopper, Sam Rainwater, Donny Brewer, Ronnie …

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