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30th Annual Reggae on the River

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When the Mateel Community Center opens the gates at French’s Camp for the 30th annual Reggae on the River this summer, the musical lineup will offer the expected crowd pleasers.

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This year’s festival, running July 31, Aug. 1, 2 and 3 features headliners Jimmy Cliff and Alpha Blondy & The Solar System plus others yet to be announced. Other top artists making a Southern Humboldt appearance (thus far) include Third World, Sly & Robbie with Taxi Gang, Michael Rose, Gyptian, Etana, Bunji Garlin, Bitty McClean, SEE-I, Jah 9, Fishbone, Mutabaruka, Megah Banton, Meta & The Cornerstones, Marlon Asher, GAUDI with Danny Ladwa, Courtney John Project, Zili Misik, John Trudell & Bad Dog, Majic and Ishi Dube.

To stay in the loop, sign up for the Reggae on the River e-newsletter at the festival website,reggaeontheriver.com.

Tickets for the main, three-day festival (Aug. 1 to 3) including a camping pass are $190. A limited number of early arrival tickets will provide access to the grounds on July 31 for an extra evening of entertainment and “first dibs” on camping/parking spots. The four-day early arrival concert and camping pass is $250 and is selling quickly. RV spaces are limited and available by advance registration only; $500 per RV. To make a RV registration, call the Mateel at 923-3368 ext. 21. RV owners who have not registered in advance will not be allowed into French’s Camp.

The passes are available at the festival website or at The Works and Redwood Music Mart in Eureka; People’s Records in Arcata; the Mateel Community Center and Redway Liquor in Redway and SHC and Got Respect Store in Garberville. Information on ticket outlets in Mendocino and Somona counties is available on the festival website, reggaeontheriver.com.

For additional information, call the Mateel Community Center at 923-3368 or emailoffice@mateel.org.

Steel Pulse: Reggae Legends Visit Colorado

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Steel Pulse will be delighting the state of Colorado, with their upcoming tour encompassing Telluride, Aspen, Denver, Boulder and Vail. The Grammy winners have been a roots-reggae favorite since their start in the mid 70s, which makes this five day stop in Colorado that much more gratifying.

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While the band members have transitioned over the years, David Hinds will always cherish the early musicians that started the group. “The originals are the ones that helped introduce our music to the world and will always be credited for that.“ And today’s band is a beautiful version of that prototype with maximum talent.

Touching on politics and controversial issues has brought about both constructive and unfavorable attention, emotions that are welcomed by the band. Their songs, Vote Barrack Barrack and Paint it Black were in the eye of the storm due to the promotion and support of America’s first black president. But if you think the bickering among their fans caused them to put a stop to their passionate political side, think again.

 

 

The tragedy that struck Trayvon Martin and his family in 2012 hit Steel Pulse in an in-depth manner. The fatal shooting of the 17-year-old boy occurred because he ‘looked suspicious.’ The shooter, George Zimmerman, was protected by ‘Stand Your Ground’ law and was set free of any charges, making the futile death of Trayvon Martin a horrible misfortune. Hinds and his fellow band mates refuse to stand for such racism,

“The word I want to spread to our fans derives from a term we use in Jamaica and that is ‘drip drip full bucket.’ This means that every little thing counts. The fans need to realize that collectively they can all make a change and difference to the quagmire that the world has found itself in.”

The band is eager to share their views, music and reggae love with their followers in Colorado. Fans will hear an array of Steel Pulse oldies as well as some shiny new tunes. The band invites you to arrive with a supportive attitude and gracious spirit, “We want our fans to take away a sense of intimacy and knowledge of the world’s history and the feeling that THEY can be more active in healing the world.”

Colorado Shows:
March 20, Telluride Mountain Village Conference Center, Telluride CO
March 21, Belly Up, Aspen CO
March 23, Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO
March 24, Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
April 20, Spring Back to Vail, Vail CO

Meet Me In The Keys 2014

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Meet me in the Keys 2014 registration is now open!  Read registration instructions first, then Click here to register.

Here is the preliminary daily schedule for the event. Remember that you must be a member of one of the Castaways clubs in order to register and attend.

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Wednesday, June 4
Goodie bag stuffing
Pre-event outing at Smokin’ Tuna Saloon
Thursday, June 5
Check in/credential pick up
“P-Jammin’ Pajama Party” at Doubletree Ballroom – music by the John Patti Project, with opening act Roger Jokela
Friday, June 6
Pool party all afternoon – music by John Patti, Jimi Pappas and John Frinzi
Fun, relay-type pool games
You can sign up for Kokomo Joe’s Off Duval Bar Crawl, which involves stops at 5 bars where you will receive a free drink at each. A portion of the proceeds from this outing will be donated to Care Camp. For more details and to sign up for that, please go to http://kokomojoeskeywest.com/. It’s a fun night!

Saturday, June 7
Annual Hangover Classic Walk to Hurricane Hole – music by Frankendread, followed by Dennis McCaughey of Tropical Soul
While there, attendees can rent jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks, speed boats and more
Snorkel trips, trips around the reef and other fun available
Food and drink specials
Private, attendees-only concert at the historic San Carlos Theater by Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band!

Sunday, June 8
All-day outing to Snipe Point – includes lunch, free beer, wine and rum punch – concert by Howard Livingston’s trio.
The San Carlos and Snipe Point outings are limited seating so register early to assure your spot! Registration is now open.

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A Note from The Trop Rock Junkies

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The Trop Rock Junkies would like to thank all of our friends around the country for helping make 2013 the best yet.  We look forward to your continued support in 2014 and hope to see you at one of these upcoming events, especially  Music On The Bay, Tampa, FL Feb. 28th, Stars Fell On Alabama, Orange Beach, Alabama March 22nd and the Sarasota Bay Parrot Head Club Birthday June 6th and many more to be announced.

We need your help. After being nominated for 4 Trop Rock Music Awards in 2012 and again in 2013 by the Trop Rock Music Association, we think it’s time for the nice folks in charge of Meeting of the Minds to consider the Trop Rock Junkies in there line up for the 2014 Meeting of the Minds in Key West, especially for the Street Fair.  If you know anyone on the MOTM committee let them know you would like to see the Trop Rock Junkies at the 2014 MOTM. You could also drop MOTM director Andrew Talbert an email atandrew.talbert@gmail.com and let him know you hope they consider TRJ for the 2014 MOTM.  From the Southeast to the Midwest they have performed at the Atlanta Jimmy Buffett Concert tailgate party, Music On The Bayin Tampa, Phins Gumbo Festival (2011), in Jacksonville, FL, Fin Fest in Columbia, SC, the Trop Rockin’ 4th of July in Anderson, IN, where they headlined a show to over 10,000 concert goers (see video at left) and most recently Charlotte Harbor Parrot Head Club’s annual “One Particular Harbor” Birthday Bash, Atlanta and Tampa Bay Parrot Head Clubs Christmas Parties. They are already booked in 2014 for Stars Fell On Alabama  another 3 day music festival where they are the headline act on Saturday Night, Music On The Bay and Sarasota Bay PHC Birthday Bash. The band is followed by thousands of trop rock fans across the country and they have a large following throughout Florida and the Southeast. Their blend of original high energy tropical themed rock with a mix of Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, will be sure to please MOTM attendees. I have included the band’s bio, photos and videos so check us out and let everyone know this is the year for the Trop Rock Junkies at Meeting of the Minds.

Steve Tolliver
Island Man

Quick Note from Les Kerr

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Welcome to December! Last week, we really had fun playing to a packed house at the Bluebird Café in Nashville with our Original Blues Concert. This video is from that show and I hope you will enjoy this rendition of Understand the Blues, a song I wrote that is included in my new CD, The Americana Boogie. Thanks to Steve Parker for the video.

Speaking of CDs, all of mine, including the new one, are on sale now for $9.99 (+ shipping) at CDBaby.com. They make great presents and stocking stuffers for friends & family or you may just want to add some of this music to your own collection.

In addition, my Jingle Bells, New Orleans Style! EP can be downloaded for only $4.99 at CD BabyI-Tunes or the fun BeachFront Radio web site. There are also single downloads of The Gail and Hope and Love on all of these sites for only .99. Click links to listen to samples and order.
Please note: autographed CDs are available only by mail through my web site, www.leskerr.com, for $15 (including shipping).

Please take advantage of these prices and, again, enjoy the video.

As always, thanks so much for listening to my music.

Your friend,

Les

Some Pirates performing at MOTM

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Help Support Florida Parrot Rescue by Purchasing from Trop On and Living like a Pirate

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Frankendread 10/29/2013 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Southern Drawl Band 10/29/2013 7:00 PM  12:00 AM Schooner Wharf
Frankendread 10/30/2013 3:00 PM  5:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 10/30/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 10/30/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville
Frankendread 10/30/2013 10:00 PM 11:00 PM McConnell’s Irish Bar and Grill
Steve Tolliver with Frankendread 10/31/2013 1:30 PM  2:15 PM Koz’s Green World Gallery
Frankendread 10/31/2013 3:00 PM  5:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 10/31/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 10/31/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville
Jerry Diaz 11/1/2013 10:00 AM  12:00 PM Casa Marina Pool Bar
Frankendread 11/1/2013 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Southern Drawl Band 11/1/2013 3:30 PM  5:30 PM Margaritaville Street Fest
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 11/1/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 11/1/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville
Jerry Diaz 11/2/2013 8:00 AM  10:00 AM Salute Restaurant
Frankendread 11/2/2013 2:00 PM  4:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 11/2/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 11/2/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville
Frankendread 11/3/2013 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 11/3/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 11/3/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville

 

Frankendread at Cork & Stogie in Key West for MOTM

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Cork & Stogie closest cigar store to Cuba,
The most intimate porch on Duval

Cork & Stogie

Frankendread 10/29/2013 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Frankendread 10/30/2013 3:00 PM  5:00 PM
Frankendread 10/31/2013 3:00 PM  5:00 PM
Frankendread 11/1/2013 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Frankendread 11/2/2013 2:00 PM  4:00 PM
Frankendread 11/3/2013 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

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Peace, Love & Trop On!

TropOnMusic

Hog’s Breath Saloon MOTM Schedule

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Hog’s Breath Saloon has a LIVE webcam HERE

Tropical Soul Trio 10/28/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 10/28/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Tropical Soul Trio 10/29/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 10/29/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Rob Mehl 10/30/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 10/30/2013 5:30 PM  8:00 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 10/30/2013 12:00 AM  2:00 AM
Rob Mehl 10/31/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 10/31/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 10/31/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Steve Tolliver and the Trop Rock Junkies 11/1/2013 9:00 AM  11:00 AM Tampa Bay Parrot Head Club’s Mimosa Morning
Rob Mehl 11/1/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 11/1/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 11/1/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Rob Mehl 11/2/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 11/2/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 11/2/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Rob Mehl 11/3/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 11/3/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 11/3/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM

 

Peace, Love & Trop On!

TropOnMusic

Koz’s Green World Gallery MOTM Schedule

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LIVE Webcam available HERE

Susan Schauf 10/29/2013 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Rob Mehl 10/29/2013 11:30 AM 12:15 PM
Dave McKenny 10/29/2013 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
Mike Mangum 10/29/2013 1:30 PM 2:15 PM
Sam Rainwater 10/29/2013 3:30 PM  4:15 PM
Kid Conch 10/29/2013 4:30 PM 5:15 PM
The Conch Fritters 10/30/2013 10:00 AM  10:45 AM
Charlie Imes 10/30/2013 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
Linda Herbert 10/30/2013 11:45 AM 12:15 PM Book Signing
Gary Philips 10/30/2013 12:30 PM  1:15 PM
Key West Chris 10/30/2013 1:30 PM 2:15 PM
Bill Cockrell 10/30/2013 2:30 PM 3:15 PM
Scotty Bryan 10/30/2013 3:30 PM 4:15 PM
Dan Hower 10/30/2013 4:30 PM 5:15 PM
Steve Hopper 10/31/2013 10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Dani Hoy 10/31/2013 11:30 AM  12:15 PM
John Friday 10/31/2013 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
Steve Tolliver with Frankendread 10/31/2013 1:30 PM  2:15 PM
Loren Davidson 10/31/2013 2:30 PM  3:15 PM
Mark Mulligan 11/1/2013 10:00 AM 10:45 AM
Jimi Papas 11/1/2013 11:00 AM  12:30 PM CD Release Party
Capt. Josh 11/2/2013 10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Rich “Schooner” McGuire 11/2/2013 11:30 AM  12:15 PM CD Release Party
Don Middlebrook 11/2/2013 12:30 PM  1:15 PM Meet and Greet CD Party
Tiki Thom 11/2/2013 1:45 PM 2:30 PM CD Release Party
Brittany Kingery 11/2/2013 2:45 PM 3:30 PM

Thanks to Koz for providing us Great Music.

TropOnMusic

Update from Coconut Radio

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That’s the phrase my daughter uses on me when she wants my attention……Now that I have yours, here’s whats up with Coconut Radio……

Thursday, 10/10/13 Coconut Radio will be at the world famous Lulu’s in Gulf Shores AL. Music starts at 5pm. Fun is already going on….

Friday we will be at the beautiful Compass Rose for CASUAL FRIDAY. first drink is on us!  6pm

Saturday we will be at  Juana’s Pagodas in Navarre Beach. They never run out of beautiful sunsets……5pm start.

Sunday Coconut Radio will be at LJ Schooners for their annual dock party!!!  hit the dock at 4pm!!!

OH YEAH… Coconut Radio (for the second year in a row) has been nominated for “Duo of the Year” by the Trop Rock Music Association!!!! Cast your vote soon and often!

See you on the other side of a margaritta,
Steve and Sue

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