The TEDDY BEAR of Trop Rock, John Friday, will be at THE YARD on January 21st!

Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 5:51 am
The Yard welcomes back JOHN FRIDAY in concert!
January 21, 2012
6:00 Meet & Greet
7:00-10:00 Live Music

Join us for an evening of GREAT music, good friends and a lot of fun! John is an energetic and entertaining artist and you are guaranteed to have a great time at The Yard!

The Yard is located at:
8016 North Meadowview Circle
Tampa, FL

Admission is $15.00 per person cover to the artist.
BYOB, your chair and a dish to share. Bring your friends and share the fun!

RSVP or for questions please send email to:

About THE YARD ~ The Yard is not your ordinary house concert venue! It’s a TERRIFIC House Concert venue that caters to the BEST of the the Trop Rock artists who come to entertain about twice a month. Your hosts, Mark & Sharon Leverett welcome you to join us for great music, fun times and good friends!

JOHN FRIDAY the Tropical Balladeer, is a
singer/songwriter originally from Maryland, now living in
Florida. After a back-breaking (literally) Army career,
John settled in the Sunshine State where he pursues
his musical dreams every night in the locals pubs and
An eclectic set of interests led John through the gamut of
college majors, including biology; education;
engineering; mathematics; business (“I’d always made
fun of business majors, and suddenly I was one!”);
computer science; classics (the most useful part of a
classics degree is that you can say “Do you want fries
with that?” in Latin!); and finally, one that combined many
of John’s interests, History. It took a mere twenty years
to complete his baccalaureate, as little things like raising
children and going to war kept him busy. John’s love of
History is readily evident, as he will discuss historical
events at the drop of a fin-topped hat.
John got his first guitar when he was 13, after attempts
at learning the piano and the clarinet were less than
successful. For years, John was never far from that
guitar. He took it backpacking in the White Mountains of
New Hampshire; while working on a crabber in
Chesapeake Bay; even while skiing in Maine &
Colorado. He still has that guitar, although his collection
has grown somewhat over the years.
When it came time to “get a grown-up job,” John put
away childhood dreams and joined the Army. A series
of injuries led to a medical discharge after thirteen years
of service. Moving back to the Mid-Atlantic region, John
shortly realized that (1) he’d never really grown up and
never would, and (2) his childhood dreams of making
music were still powerful. Eventually, those dreams led
to a southward move. “Dreams…don’t leave childhood
without them.”

Please visit John’s website at:

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