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 Luau was again a wonderful success, with many … [Read more...] about LONE STAR LUAU 4 IS A HIT AGAIN
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The Detentions, Trop Rock Music Duo
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I have to admit that I’m biased. Pardi Gras is most definitely my favorite Trop Rock event. Yes, it’s in the middle of January and there have been a few years when it's been chilly. In 2012, my husband wore his ski gear on the first night, but by the Saturday Street Party, it was just fine. Weather aside, this is the annual Trop Rock event that embodies the feel of family. Trop … [Read more...] about Pardi Gras 2020 – Always a Great Time
When you release a new CD, it makes perfect sense to have more than one release event. Dan Sullivan and Chris Hillier, the duo who are The Detentions, wisely chose to have three separate events in which they showcased the new album, Yes It Is. I sat down to talk with them after their last CD release event. I first asked the two school teachers / musicians about the various … [Read more...] about The Detentions Release Fourth CD & It’s Special
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! Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe once again brought in some of the best … [Read more...] about Lone Star Luau 3 Hits It Out of the Park
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 for Pardi Gras. Luckily, I've attended Pardi Gras … [Read more...] about Pardi Gras 2019: Costumes, Beach Music & Beads