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Story Behind the Song

Story Behind the Song: Boomer Blake “Lady Elaine”

Boomer Blake is a singer / songwriter from New Jersey with a career of performing music spanning over 25 plus years. He began releasing original songs in 2015 and found new fans in the Trop Rock genre. Since then, Boomer has continually released new escapism and beach themed songs along with his first full CD. …

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Story Behind the Song: Steve Hopper, “Star of the Tiki Bar”

Steve Hopper started his tropical music career as many do, performing Jimmy Buffett songs. Now, with two CDs full of original songs, Steve is a well known Trop Rock artist performing solo as well as with his band at events and festivals. Last year, we were honored to have Steve perform at the annual Trop …

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Story Behind the Song: Joe Downing, “Sail to the Moon”

Joe Downing is a singer/songwriter living and working in Nashville. While taking a break from the music biz, Joe wrote 9-10 Trop Rock style songs but didn’t really know what to do with them. His songwriting buddy, JD Edge, connected Joe with Mike Nash of the Southern Drawl Band. Mike spent an hour on the …

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Story Behind The Song: Erica Sunshine Lee “Mojitos”

Erica Sunshine Lee is a successful singer / songwriter residing in Nashville, Tennessee. She’s released eight original albums and recently became a published author with her first children’s book “Butterfly.” Her music is a blend of country to pop with just the right amount of sass. Her outgoing and warm personality is welcoming and her …

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Story Behind the Song: Joel Block, “Texas Proud and Rockport Strong”

Joel Block is a Texas based Trop Rock singer/songwriter and Parrot Head. He performs a mix of popular cover songs and originals. Continuously working on adding original songs to his catalog, Joel was moved to write this song about the kindness of people and his community’s resilience after a devastating hurricane. Joel tells us his …

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Story Behind The Song: Jesse Rice, “Too Drunk to Meet Jimmy Buffett”

Jesse Rice is an award winning singer and songwriter from Nashville. If you’ve heard his Pirate Sessions recordings, you’ve most likely heard “Too Drunk to Meet Jimmy Buffett.” Did you wonder about the background that inspired the song? Jesse took the time to explain who had a little too much to drink and how it …

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Story Behind the Song: Latitude, “Smooth Sailing”

Poignant, emotional experiences often are the basis for some of the most heart-felt songs. Michelle and Tom Becker, who make up the duo Latitude tell us about the background of one of their most popular songs, “Smooth Sailing.” We like to end our shows with the song, “Smooth Sailing”, which is ironic, because it’s the …

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