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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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Steel Drums, Accordion & Cowboy Boots at Lone Star Luau 2

A weekend relaxing in a pavilion over looking the beautiful Colorado river and a flowing stage of talent. Lone Star Luau 2 is hosted by the trop-country duo Thom and Coley Shepherd in Marble Falls, Texas. The large indoor listening hall allowed for acoustic sounds and jam sessions to fill the air. A real Texas …

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The Sounds of Trop Rock at Pardi Gras 2018

Trop Rock comes in many sounds and styles that transfer us to a warmer place in time to escape weather, work or reality for awhile. Pardi Gras music line-up gives us trop rockin’ parrot heads the opportunity to mingle in with the New Orleans Bourbon Street music life. Perfect music venue for Danny Rosado performing …

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Lone Star Luau Wrap-Up – What A Weekend in Texas

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 …

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Brittany Kingery Appreciates the Simple Life in Mexico

I recently enjoyed a fun chat with Trop Rock singer/songwriter Brittany Kingery talking about her blossoming career and what took her to Mexico to live most of the year. Brittany is from Washington State and nine years ago she met one of the hosts of “Campfire Karaoke,” Rob Hill. It was clear that Brittany, a …

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