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Gulf Coast Cowboy: February 12, 7pm CST

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Welcome back to the Gulf Coast Cowboy!

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This week episode is dedicated to Valentine’s Day. It’s coming up on Friday, so don’t forget to let the ones you love know it. We’re giving thanks to all of our listeners, so technically, you’re our Valentines! We do this show for you and we wouldn’t be anywhere without the love we get when we play these songs. When you listen to the show tonight, grab your partner, share a drink, and let us take you away to the beach. The show starts at 7pm on Feb 12, don’t miss it!

 

1. It Soothes Me – Bob Karwin
2. Daddys and Daughters – Kelly McGuire
3. Tropical Standard Time – The Boat Drunks
4. They’re Gettin’ Married Again – Brent Burns
5. Twistin’ the Night Away – The CalypsoNuts
6. Everyday Is Saturday Night – James Hinkle & the Transatlantics
7. Port ‘A’ Saturday Night – Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef
8. Thursday Afternoon at the Conch House Lounge – Jim Morris
9. The Man Song – Latitude
10. Women Love Men With Flaws – Don Middlebrook & Living Soul
11. Coastal Girl – The Bad Monkeys
12. Cozumel Moon – Alternate Route

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Brent Burns October Newsletter

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Brent Burns
Singer, Songwriter, Humorist

Hey Friends!
Let’s take care of the important news first! Groupie Doll, the mare that Brent owns in partnership, won her race last month at Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania. She will be racing again this Saturday, October 5 at Keeneland in Lexington, KY. The race is the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes. If Groupie Doll wins, she’s in for the Breeder’s Cup in November to defend her championship from last year. Call your bookie!
Now for Brent news! The new CD, “Beach Fix,” is available for pre-order now on the website. Click here. We expect to start shipping by October 14. As soon as the manufacturer can get through the process, “Beach Fix” will be available at the usual sources – CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.
UPCOMING DATES:
Tuesday, October 8, 6-9PM – Perdido Key, FL.
Flora-Bama. Brent joins the very talented “Hits & Grins” (Bill WhyteSteve Dean and Lisa Shaffer) in the main room.
Saturday, October 12, 11:45AM – 1:30PM – Gulf Shores, ALNational Shrimp FestivalBrentwill be on the east stage.
Wednesday, October 30, 5-7PM – Key West, FL – Sunset cruise with Jerry Diaz
Thursday, October 31, 8-11AM – Key West, FL – Casa Marina patio – MOTM registration
Saturday, November 2 – Santa Anita, CA – Groupie Doll at the Breeder’s Cup!
After Santa Anita, Brent will have a chance to catch his breath! He’ll be involved in the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival that takes over this area November 7 – 17. He’ll be doing the Christian Service Center “Early Bird New Year’s Eve” party too. More details on those next month. If you’d like to have Brent play at your holiday event, there’s still time to contact us! Email brentsr@gulftel.com!
Now our thanks to everyone who made September so much fun – Tammy Camp, Bobby Zuhn and the entire Central Texas Parrothead Club, Kirk and Kathy Osgood, Stan Allen and the Lone Star Parrothead Club, Tommy Edwards and the Bluegrass Parrothead Club, Mark and Andi Blair! THANKS!
 
Keep livin’ the life!
Sharon

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A Quick Note From Jerry Diaz

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Let the good times roll!
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Album cover - On a Beach in MexicoIt’s a less than busy weekend for the “On a Beach in Mexico” Tour of 2013. We’re laying low this weekend in between two extensive trips to Florida. And that works out well for us, because we get to catch opening weekend of the NFL at home. Whoo hoo! Next weekend, we’re heading back to Florida!
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Saturday night, the band and I will be in Clear Lake Shores, TX. at one of our favorite “annual” events, called “Jammin on Jarboe”. This is one fun party! It’s a community-wide event on the little island of Clear Lake Shores (adjacent to Kemah). There is a covered pavilion right on the shores of Jarboe Bayou, and all you have to do is bring a chair to sit in, and your favorite beverages or food. The music is FREE! So it’s an inexpensive and VERY fun night, and it’s all over at 10pm. Be sure to pack a few extra Natty Lights for JB and Dammit Earl!
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Eastern Caribbean Cruise 2014:
We had exactly 40 folks sign up for our cruise in the first ten days. Thank YOU! Because of that, Windstar Cruises is letting us extend our hold on a block of cabins. This is a unique and very FUN way to tour the Eastern Caribbean. Check out all the details below. Get on board with this… you will not be disappointed! Scroll down for more info…
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Trop-Rock Awards: a big, heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who nominated us for several awards in the Trop-Rock Music Association’s annual awards presentation. Thanks to you, we are a finalist for Band of the Year; Entertainer of the Year; Album of the Year; and Song of the Year. In addition, Mark is a finalist for Musician of the Year, and Jerry is a finalist for Male Vocalist of the Year. Lastly (but certainly not least) our event Pardi-Gras is a finalist for Event of the Year. Scroll down for more info…
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Sunset Cruises, in Key West: Spots for our very popular Sebago Sunset Cruises in Key West in November are on sale on our website. Remember, capacity is limited to 100 folks on each cruise, and you on our e-mail list are getting the first notice. It’s still a little “hidden away” on our website (on purpose) so be sure to follow the LINK directly to it. My special guests this year include Brent Burns, Kelly McGuire, and Thom Shepherd!
Scroll down for more info…
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As always, we have a few dates here and there still available for booking. Our entire 2013 schedule (as it stands right now) is posted on our website. Click here to view it. And if you are planning a private party or other special event later this year, and have Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef in mind for entertainment, please contact us as soon as possible!

And remember, if you ever have an idea, a venue for us, or would like to hire us for your event, you can contact me directly, by e-mail at jerry@jerrydiaz.com , or call me at 409-728-0033 The “On a Beach in Mexico” Tour is just getting started folks!

See ya at the show….
– Jerry

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February Update From Brent Burns

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Hey Friends!

With the Super Bowl in the history book, it’s time to start the REAL party – Mardi Gras! There’s nothing like it and this year Brent is honored to be the GRAND MARSHALL of the Gulf Shores (AL) Mardi Gras parade! Brent’s been warming up his throwing arm so he’s ready to hear “Throw me somethin’, Brent!” Click here for details.   A BIG THANK YOU to all Brent’s friends at the Lower Alabama Parrothead Club for decorating Brent’s float and being “escorts”! Laissez les bons temp roulet!
UPCOMING DATES

Tuesday, February 12, 10AM –Gulf Shores, AL Mardi Gras Parade! Saturday, February 16, 5:30PM – Trop Rock Legends, Phoenix, AZ. The evening starts at 5:30PM with Lu and John Carpino. The “legends” take the stage at 7PM. Mark Mulligan has been added to this lineup joining Brent, Rob Mehl and Bob Karwin. Sure to be LEGENDARY! Brent would love to see his Phoenix friends and former classmates! Still time to purchase tickets before the price goes up at the door. All details atwww.clubagave.netSaturday, February 23, 5PM – BRENT BURNS and BILL WHYTE IN CONCERT! American Legion Post 44, 6781 Hwy. 59, Gulf Shores, AL. This show benefits Post 44. Tickets $20 per person available at the Legion. Must be purchased in advance! This is sure to be a special evening! Bill is a co-writer on many of Brent’s funniest tunes – AARP, Retired, Kenny Rogers’ Face, Trailer Park Sexy. When these two get together, the laughs come fast and furious! Don’t miss it!

Still have time to join Brent on the COPA All Inclusive Dominican Republic trip. The trip starts April 6. You can stay 4, 5 6 or 7 nights! It’s up to you! There will be GREAT entertainment – Brent, Jerry Diaz and Rick Lamb! The resort, Hotel Riu Palace Macao is BEAUTIFUL! Instead of “shovelin’ snow in Chicago” wouldn’t you rather have some Punta Cana “sand gettin’ heavy in your shoes”? Book now! ALL the details are here,http://www.copa-nut.com/puntacana.htm

THANKS to all of you who bought raffle tickets and posters of the “Tiki Hut” cover. Thanks to Lorraine Owen for donating her time and talents in painting the original from which the poster and CD cover were taken. Thanks to ALL of you, Brent donated $2300 to Wounded Warriors. Picture below is from the benefit at the American Legion Post 44 in Gulf Shores. Thanks to Bob and everyone at the Legion who made the concert possible. With ticket sales, the total donation was over $4000!

Brent’s added several local dates so check the website for those AND schedule changes! Brent still has a few summer openings. If you’d like Brent to play for you, a “house concert” for you or an event in your city, contact us, brentsr@gulftel.com! Don’t let the idea of a house concert scare you! Click here for the “how to” of putting on a house concert!

Keep livin’ the life!
Sharon

Brent Burns January Updates

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Hey Friends!

HAPPY 2013! Hope your new year is getting off to a GREAT start! Thanks to everyone who attended the Early Bird New Year’s Eve Bash here in Gulf Shores. A grand time was had by all and we added some funds to theChristian Service Center’s bank account. This group helps a lot of folks here in our area and we’re sure the funds will go to good use!

UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, January 10, 6pm – House concert, Pine Island, FL. Contact Cindy for details and directions, nativekid@gmail.com

Friday, January 11, 6:30PM – House concert, Punta Gorda, FL. Contact Marny for details, steveandmarny@earthlink.net

Saturday, January 12, 6:30PM – In concert with James “Sunny Jim” White, Venice Train Depot, Venice, FL. www.sunnyjim.com for details

Sunday, January 20, 1:30-4:30PM – Pardi Gras, Tropical Isle (Bourbon & Orleans) New Orleans, LA with Jerry Diaz and James “Sunny Jim” White.

Saturday, January 26, 5:30-7PM – Wounded Warriors Benefit, Gulf Shores, AL, American Legion Post 44, 6781 Hwy 59. Tickets are $10 in advance and are available at the post. At this time, Brent will be presenting the proceeds from the “Tiki Hut” poster and raffle ticket sales, over $2200! 

Sunday, February 3, 2-5 PM – “Come Monday” pre-Jimmy Buffett concert party at Landshark Landing, Margaritaville Hotel, Pensacola, FL

Tuesday, February 12, 10AM – Brent will be the Grand Marshall of our own Gulf Shores, AL Mardi Gras Parade! Start practicing now – “Throw me somethin’ Brent!”

Saturday, February 16, 6PM  – Trop Rock Legends, Phoenix, AZ with Rob Mehl and Bob Karwin.

We’ve had some inquiries about the COPA All Inclusive Dominican Republic trip. The trip starts April 6 and some rooms have become available. You can stay 4, 5 6 or 7 nights! It’s up to you! There will be GREAT entertainment – Brent, Jerry Diaz and Rick Lamb! The resort, Hotel Riu Palace Macao is BEAUTIFUL! AND, according to the Weather Channel, temperatures should be between 72-83 degrees with abundant sunshine! How perfect is that? By April you’ll be “itchin’” to go somewhere with sun, sand, umbrella drinks and trop rock music! Take advantage of this great vacation! Book now! ALL the details are here,http://www.copa-nut.com/puntacana.htm
REMEMBER, check the website for local dates AND schedule changes! AND, if you’d like Brent to play for you upcoming event, contact us, brentsr@gulftel.com! The 2013 calendar is filling quickly!
Keep livin’ the life!
Sharon

Jerry Diaz & Brent Burns show this Thursday

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Jerry & Brent show this Thursday!

“An Evening with the Songwriters”

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Join Jerry and Alabama-based singer/songwriter/humorist

Brent Burns in a special “intimate” setting this Thursday. Jerry and Brent will be presenting a songwriter’s show at The Elks Lodge, in Kemah, TX.,  on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $15, and can be purchased in advance HERE .Tickets will also be available at the door, on the day of the show.

The Kemah Elk’s Lodge is located at:

623 Hanson Road, Kemah, TX., 77565 

 

Key West Cruises on Sale

If you are heading to Key West this November, we’d like to have you join us on one of our famous“Sunset Cruises” while you are there. I will again be hosting three cruises this year, with special musical guests on board to entertain you.

Here are the dates and guests:

Wed., Oct. 31 – Brent Burns (30 tix left)

Thurs, Nov. 1 – Kelly McGuire (24 tix left)

Friday, Nov. 2 – Thom Shepherd (46 tix left)

These cruises can only be booked on our website, wher tickets are for sale. Remember, these are first-come, first-serve booking, and they do sell out every year. There is only room for a little over 100 passengers per cruise, so space is limited.

For ALL the details, and to sign up now, visit our website HERE

 

Featured Artist of the Week – Jerry Diaz

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Jerry Diaz is a songwriter, solo perfomer, and founder of the band “Hanna’s Reef”. The son of a merchant marine (R.L. Diaz) from the coast of Venezuela, and an artist (Irene Rivera) from Mexico, Diaz has both the nautical spirit and the gypsy flair running through his veins. Born and raised on the upper Texas coast, Jerry gives listeners a glimpse of the coastal lifestyle in just about every song he writes. From songs about Key West, Florida, to songs about New Orleans, and the Texas beach towns that he’s grown up in, Diaz takes you on a musical journey of boats, beaches, and bars.
As a songwriter, Diaz has accumulated quite a catalog of songs that have been enjoyed throughout the Gulf Coast, for the last several years. Jerry founded the band “Key West” in 1993, and performed with that band until April of 2002. During that time, Key West recorded three albums, which featured many Diaz originals. It is with Key West that Jerry developed his trademark high-energy “tropical” songwriting style that folks have come to know and love.
After leaving the band Key West, Diaz formed his current band, “Hanna’s Reef”, in July, 2002. Hanna’s Reef features the songwriting of Diaz, including both familiar favorites from the earlier years, plus new compositions. Hanna’s Reef recorded a live album in the summer of 2002 called “Reef Madness”. The band released their first studio CD, “Deja View”, in 2004.
In addition to songwriting, and playing lead guitar with Hanna’s Reef, Jerry also performs regularly as a solo entertainer, and with other songwriters and musicians. In his solo performances, Diaz mixes a combination of original tunes, Jimmy Buffett favorites, and other “tropical” tunes. Jerry covers songs by well known artists, as well as songs by fellow Texans, and coastal songwriters. When Diaz performs solo, he does so with an acoustic guitar only (no backing tracks!)
Diaz has performed in several “songwriter’s showcases”, with fellow songwriters, and good friends. Some of the folks Jerry has performed with include Kelly McGuire, James “Sunny Jim” White, Larry Joe Taylor, Brent Burns, John Reno, David Waugh, Kelly Brown, Jim Hoehn, Sonny Russell, Gordon Price, Jerry Gontag, Jim Morris, Matt Hall, Hugo Duarte, Wes Loper, Eric Stone, Gene Mitchell, Robert Frith, Gary Seiler, Mark Mulligan, Don Burke, and Rick Steffen.
Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show

Having a party,and want to make it a “Margaritaville” themed event? Then Jerry has the perfect solution for you! At your request, Jerry can do a 2-3 hour show consisting of all “Buffett” favorites.

If you are anywhere in the United States, you’re within our travel area. Contact Jerry for rates and availability We’d love to be a part of your event!

Current Schedule

To Book Jerry Diaz:

Wanna have Jerry perform at your venue, poolside party, or three hour cruise? You can contact Jerry directly, to check for availablity, rates, details, etc. You can do so at:

CELL 409-728-0033

(MARY D.) 409-893-8488

E-MAIL jerry@jerrydiaz.com

 

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Jerry and Mary Diaz (his wife) are also owners and operators of Sail Away Promotions and Entertainment. Sail Away presents several promotions throughout the year, including the annual event PARDI GRAS In addition, Sail Away presents several selected shows by other artists, in the Houston, Texas area.
Jerry & Mary Diaz reside in Nederland, Texas, near the upper Texas coast. They have two daughters, Danielle, and Casey. In addition to the music business, Jerry & Mary are also the local distributors of Pepperidge Farm products in most of Southeast Texas.

All Information is from JerryDiaz.com

Brent Burns SCHEDULE CHANGE and May Newsletter

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Hey Friends!

 

First, there’s a MAJOR SCHEDULE CHANGE! Brent will NOT be in Key West next week for the BMI Songwriters Festival! If you’re interested in the whole story, clickhere. The BMI Key West Songwriters Festival is a great event. Music will be everywhere. If you can make it, it’s well worth the effort!

 

Thanks to Patti Fritchie and everyone involved with the 7th Annual Panama City Parrothead Rendezvous! Brent had a great time! Although the weather got a little dicey Saturday, I understand the party continued and money was raised for the Children’s Home Society! Thanks Panama City Parrothead Club and all who attended!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

May 19, Noon – Niceville, FL – Trop Rockin’ Rocky Bayou. Join Brent and Jerry Diaz and Hanna’s Reef. Click here for details!

 

June 2, 2-5:30PM – Montgomery, AL – Join Brent and the Isle O’Bama Parrothead Club for a riverboat cruise on the Harriot II. Click here for tickets!  This sounds like FUN!

 

June 22 – July 1 – CZECH REPBULIC! Click here for info!

 

The Meeting of the Minds entertainment schedule is online! Click here to see who will be in Key West November 2012! The host hotel, Casa Marina, is filling quickly! Don’t put off registering! Click here!

 

As always, check the website calendar for the local dates!

 

Brent still has summer dates open!   He performed in 15 states last year so he could have an open date available in your area. If you’d like to have Brent play for your event – house party, house concert, club event – CONTACT US,brentsr@gulftel.com! DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK! It’s all about “routing”! Your place could be PERFECT when Brent is traveling!

 

Keep livin’ the life!

 

Sharon
 

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Performance Calendar


Meeting of the Minds November 1, 2012 Entertainment

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012. Key West, Florida. Meeting of the Minds! Here is your schedule for the day as promised!

Here is the link to the Wednesday and Thursday schedule which is now up on the web:

http://www.phip.com/MOTM_Schedule.asp

It’s registration day. Thanks to our awesome registration chair Rick Fyffe and his co-chair Kathy Pfister as well as the many MOTM volunteers we are going to get you through that line in a record time. In the meantime we are going to make sure you have some awesome entertainment to listen to as well as a cold drink in your hand.
I should mention that all those gift bags have nice things in them thanks to PHiP board member Pege Wright and hard working volunteers like Robert “Bojo” Johnson. We also have a new person helping this year by the name of Rae Anne Swan. When you see these folks be sure to thank them for all the hard work. They work hard for YOU! And yeah we are all going to have a great time!

Brent Burns will be keeping everyone smiling throughout the morning as you register and visit with your friends. Music Ambassador of the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.” in 2008, Burns won three awards in the first ever Trop Rock Music Awards. Burns won “Entertainer of the Year,” “CD of the Year (for “Ragtops and Flip Flops”)” and a special WAVE award for his charitable work. 2010 brought more Trop Rock Music awards, CD and Song of the Year for “I’ve Got A Beach in My Backyard” and Songwriter of the Year.
Burns was all over the national scene with his songs and videos, “Pain At The Pump” and “Drill, Drill, Drill.” After the videos were posted on You Tube, CNN interviewed Burns and used “Pain At The Pump” in their special “4 Bucks! What’s Next? America’s Fuel Crisis.” When the BP oil spill struck his beloved Gulf Coast in April 2010, Burns took the oil giant to task with his song, “Drill, Drill, Drill.” The song and video were featured on CNN’s Headline News. Burns first tapped into the American public’s anger over rising fuel costs in response to the oil shortages of the 1970s and 80s. Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food.” The song sold 200,000 copies the day it was released and climbed the Billboard Charts after radio commentator Paul Harvey played it three times. It is the first and only song ever played in Harvey’s nearly 50 years of radio broadcasting.
A portion of Brent’s CD sales goes to charities including the American Cancer Society, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and Habitat for Humanity. Brent is a great guy to listen to and to meet! Be sure to shake his hand as you go through the line for your credentials…in between songs of course!

http://www.brentburns.com/

Mark Mulligan who hails from Mexico is up on the beach stage by 11:00. Here’s what Mark will tell you: And God knew JUST what he was doing when he denied me fame and fortune. Cause I ended up south of the border, singing and writing songs, raising my kids in a place I love, spending time on the beach instead of in traffic, singing for people who dance to my tunes one night and the next day join me for charitable work with the “Castaway Kids”. Just think, had I scored that hit record, I could be in rehab by now…or maybe off trashing a hotel room and getting arrested for the tenth time. In the meantime you can visit his web site for more hints about his talent. I will tell you Mark skipped the part about being a great entertainer. Be sure you check him out and pick up a couple of his cds!

http://www.markmulligan.net/

Thom Shepherd! Thom is not to be missed. If you have heard “Redneck Yacht Club” you know Thom’s music. He has written Grammy nominated songs and has a long list of artists recording his songs from George Jones to Montgomery Gentry, actually the list goes on and on.

He has moved from Nashville to Texas and we are pleased to have him at MOTM. His current single is “Band Aid On a Bullet Wound” and you can check that out on his web site.
I think this taste of his music will only wet your appetite for some more of his music. Be sure to check him out and take home a stack of his cds. I’ll see you there!

http://www.thomshepherd.com/Thom_Shepherd/Home.html
Jerry Diaz! Jerry Diaz is a songwriter, solo performer, and founder of the band “Hanna’s Reef”. The son of a merchant marine (R.L. Diaz) from the coast of Venezuela, and an artist (Irene Rivera) from Mexico, Diaz has both the nautical spirit and the gypsy flair running through his veins. Born and raised on the upper Texas coast, Jerry gives listeners a glimpse of the coastal lifestyle in just about every song he writes. From songs about Key West, Florida, to songs about New Orleans, and the Texas beach towns that he’s grown up in, Diaz takes you on a musical journey of boats, beaches, and bars.
As a songwriter, Diaz has accumulated quite a catalog of songs that have been enjoyed throughout the Gulf Coast, for the last several years. Jerry founded the band “Key West” in 1993, and performed with that band until April of 2002. During that time, Key West recorded three albums, which featured many Diaz originals. It is with Key West that Jerry developed his trademark high-energy “tropical” songwriting style that folks have come to know and love.
The story continues but you should know Jerry will be on our beach stage and YOU will enjoy it. If you haven’t registered you might want to consider doing that now before reading on!

http://www.jerrydiaz.com/

At 5:00 on the main stage you will find the local favorite “Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band
Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 band are the real deal. They are an original tropical island band who has recorded five studio CDs filled with over fifty all originals that always please the crowd. The music of Mile Marker 24 offers universal appeal with an easy going lilt and sway that celebrates the human spirit while being underscored by steel drums, guitars, marimba and subtle strings.
Howard and company have become known as a Portable Party Machine! With the 1952 Johnson outboard motor – turned margarita maker – that became well known when making margaritas with Al Roker (Today Show), Dave Price (CBS Early Show), Sam Champion (Good Morning America), and Samantha Brown (The Travel Channel), Livingston performs all over and we are fortunate to have him on our stage once again at MOTM! He has shared the stage with the likes of Mac McAnally, Little River Band, Cowboy Troy, America, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hank Williams, Tim McGraw, Big and Rich, and Keith Urban. You will have fun so be there and be the one smiling while talking about this experience the next morning!

http://www.milemarker24.com/index.php

Homemade Wine! This band made quite an impression when they graced the stage at MOTM so they are back again this year!

Some say Homemade Wine is a tropical rock band. Some say Homemade Wine is a country band. Still others insist Homemade Wine is a southern-rock acoustic band. While any or all of these could apply, it is safe to say Homemade Wine is intent on creating a new genre of music, their own genre of music.
Be there for this band. Thursday night, we are going to have a great time!

http://homemadewinemusic.com/index.html

John Frinzi and Friends!
Well all I can say is this is a MOTM tradition. John always attracts some of the cream of the crop musicians who are down for MOTM each year and they manage to pull off some really cool jam sessions.
I will let a little secret out. Coral Reefer Band member Doyle Grisham will be there on pedal steel guitar and you are sure to hear some really cool sounds from this gig.
There are other possible special guests due to come by and this show is not to be missed!
The friends on this stage in the past have been people like Freebo and others who have played on many of your favorite albums in homes all across America. Be sure to hang out for this one! I’ll see you there.

http://www.johnfrinzi.com/

http://www.doylegrisham.com/

http://freebomusic.com/

That’s it as by the time all this music stops it will be Friday morning in Key West and the moon will be high over the water.
Next up! Another fabulous MOTM Friday Streetfest!

I should mention two new PHiP board members who are working hard to bring MOTM to you this year…Your President Chris “Papa” Zuest and Secretary David Cohen.
Tomorrow I will introduce the rest of the PHiP Board but the point is they all work hard to make sure YOU and I both have a great time. And they Rock!

Remember to go register. This will be a party you can’t miss!

http://phip.com/MOTM_Reg.asp

See you Friday at 6:00 PM EDT for the next MOTM schedule update!

Until Next time, I’ll see you, down the road.

Andrew Talbert
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds 2012
“Another Trip Around the Sun”
phip.com

April Newsletter from Brent Burns

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Hey Friends!
WOW! Brent was on the road a lot in March, his own version of March Madness! Special thanks to:
The Tampa Bay Parrot Head Club for the inaugural Music on the Bay. This was a HUGE success! Plans are underway for MOTB 2013! If you missed it this year, you sure don’t want to miss the next one!
The New England Parrothead Clubs brought Brent to New Hampshire and even arranged for “warm” weather. Next year’s event moves to Massachusetts.
The Orange Beach Festival of Art and STARS Fell on Alabama. STARS sold out again this year! When 2013 registration opens, sign up IMMEDIATELY!
Steve and Marny Hann in Punta Gorda, FL and Mark and Sharon Leverett in Tampa, FL for hosting house concerts! Can’t say it often enough. A house concert is a great way to get “up close and personal” with the songwriter. If you have an opportunity to attend one, JUST DO IT!
UPCOMING EVENTS
April 20-22 – Panama City (FL) Parrothead Rendezvous. A GREAT event! Right on the beach! 3 day registration is SOLD OUT! Limited day passes will be sold at the event. Info on day passes coming soon. Clickhere for all the details!
May 3, 6-7PM – BMI Key West (FL) Songwriters Festival. Brent will be at the DoubleTree Grand Key. 
May 4, 5, 10AM – Noon – BMI Key West (FL) Songwriters Festival. Brent will be doing two special brunch sessions at Jack’s Seafood Shack in La Concha Crowne Plaza Friday and Saturday. 
May 4, 1-2PM – BMI Key West (FL) Songwriters Festival.  Brent will join Nashville legend, Roger Sovine, and Hall of Fame songwriter, Bobby Weinstein (“Hurts So Bad,” “Goin’ Out of My Head”) in a round at theSmokin’ Tuna Saloon.
May 19, Noon – Niceville, FL – Trop Rockin’ Rocky Bayou. Join Brent andJerry Diaz and Hanna’s Reef. Click here for details!
June 2, 2-5:30PM – Montgomery, AL – Join Brent and the Isle O’Bama Parrothead Club for a riverboat cruise on the Harriot II. Click here for tickets!  This sounds like FUN!
June 22 – July 1 – CZECH REPBULIC! Click here for info!
As always, check the website calendar for the local dates!
Brent’s summer plans are “fluid” right now. That’s what I call it when we’re waiting on people who are waiting on people to make a decision about certain dates! If you’d like to have Brent play for your event, CONTACT US, brentsr@gulftel.com!
Keep livin’ the life!
Sharon