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Story Behind the Song: John Friday, “Still in Mexico”

John Friday is often known as the “Teddy Bear of Trop Rock,” bringing us beach, dancing and boat songs with his sweet and cuddly personality. John has achieved multiple nominations at the Trop Rock Music Association Awards with a “Horizon” win in 2014. His song “Rita’s Going Wild” is a fan favorite for years with …

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Story Behind the Song: Mark Mulligan, “Deeper Waters, Bigger Fish”

Mark Mulligan lives in the tropics down in Mexico and the songs he writes reflect the slower pace of life he’s found as an expatriate. Off his latest album, White Sand, Warm Sun and Salty H20, Mark writes about life from childhood to parenthood and the need to always strive for more in his song …

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Story Behind the Song: Kelly McGuire, “Just A Wannabe”

Kelly McGuire is a Trop Rock and Country singer/songwriter from the Texas Gulf Coast. His songs have graced the Texas music charts often and his talent as a songwriter has earned him a number of awards. Kelly won Album of the Year for his CD Boat in Belize from the Academy of Texas Music, but …

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Story Behind the Song: Donny Brewer, “Palapa Joe”

Donny Brewer is from the great state of Texas and has worked as a musician for most his life. He was always part of someone else’s band, typically in the country music genre. Then a few years ago Donny decided to follow his heart into the Trop Rock music genre and we are sure glad …

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Story Behind the Song: Bob Karwin, “Over the Rainbow”

Bob Karwin hails from California and is a Trop Rock singer/songwriter who still enjoys a corporate lifestyle (read as: full-time professional!) along with his music career. Bob tells about one of his newest songs, “Over the Rainbow,” written in 2015 and debuting on his very recent album release, Sorry, I’ve Been Busy. Bob’s story behind …

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Story Behind the Song: Rob Mehl, ‘Philosophy 101’ (Island Style)

Some of Rob Mehl’s most valued life quotes can be found in his song “Philosophy 101″ (island style) from his Back Drop CD released in 2013. Rob’s family moved to Hawaii during the impressionable youthful years of Robbie’s life. Finding the ocean and natives were a big part of his lessons to be learned in …

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