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Sessions: John Friday

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DAVID ALBERS/STAFF
- Bonita Springs-based songwriter John Friday

Sessions is a music series that features live performances by some of the best Southwest Florida bands and musicians actively working in the 239.

This week the Sessions team chatted with Bonita Springs-based songwriter John Friday. He also came by the Inthe239.com studio to perform “Coastal Dreamin’” and “Beachfront.”

How do you describe your sound?

John Friday: Well, we call the genre trop rock. The easiest way to describe it is to think Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, the islandy sort of sound. … My own writing tends to be all over the map. I have stuff that kind of goes into the Waylon Jennings, outlaw country sort of sound and then other stuff that’s very steel drum, palm trees, margaritas on the beach kind of songs.

When did you decide to make music for a living?

Friday: I’ve been playing guitar since I was 13. When I was in high school I played in a few bands. I never really expected to make a career of it. … Back in 2008 I lost my teaching position due to budget cuts. And I talked it over with my girlfriend. We kind of said, let’s give it a try. I said I’ll do it for about a year and see how it goes.

Is it hard to do this full-time?

Friday: That’s a very frustrating aspect of this job. The pay is sporadic. Its erratic. It’s sometimes nonexistent and it’s a constant effort to keep that cash flow going on.  (Read More)

Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour 9-25-2013

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Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour! (7pm CST)

 

1 Coastal Cowboy / John Friday
2 Pontoon / Little Big Town
3 Any Way the Wind Blows / Latitude
4 Top Down Kind of Day / Steve Tolliver
5 Sandy Key / Sunny Jim
6 Just a Wannabe / Kelly McGuire
7 Fat Guy In a Hawaiian Shirt / Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band
8 Sheila Tequila (from Cinco de Mayo) / John Reno
9 Somethin’ ‘Bout a Boat / Jimmy Buffett
10 Sandy Toed Beach Bum Life / Erik Pietsch
11 Ocean Waves / Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves Band
12 Better Than Buffett / The Island Fever Band
13 My Little Island Town / Key West Chris

Click for KBEC 1390 Classic Texas Music - Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour

Hello and welcome back everyone! This week we are just going to do what ever comes to mind in our get away time. Grab a Drink, a lawn chair, and some friends. Join us this week on Gulf Coast Cowboy. First up is  John Friday and “Coastal Cowboy”.  Then let’s go motorboatin’ withLittle Big Town and “Pontoon”. Latitude is back with “Any Way the Wind Blows”. Steve Tollivermakes an appearance with “Top Down Kind of Day”. Sunny Jim joins in with “Sandy Key “, and is followed by “Just a Wannabe” sung by Kelly McGuire. Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band is back to sing “Fat Guy In a Hawaiian Shirt”. Up next is “ Sheila Tequila (from Cinco de Mayo)” by John Reno .“Somethin’ ‘Bout a Boat ”  by Gulf Coast Legend Jimmy Buffett follows. “Sandy Toed Beach Bum Life ” with Erik Pietsch . Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves Band even join our posse with “Ocean Waves”. The Island Fever Band also make a return appearance with “Better Than Buffett”. We end today’s rotation with Key West Chris -and “My Little Island Town ” . If you would like to make a request or have any suggestions for artists please contact jp jphillips@kbec.com. Thanks for tuning in with us, hope to see y’all next week!

One Particular Charlotte Harbor 6th Birthday Celebration

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One Particular Charlotte Harbor
6th Birthday Celebration

Labor Day Weekend 2013
Friday August 30
1:00-4:00    John Friday
4:00-7:00    Trop Rock Junkies
7:00-8:00    Capt Josh
8:00-11:00  Southern Drawl Band w/Dusty Barber

Saturday August 31
11:00-2:00    Capt Josh
  2:00-5:00    Wes Loper
  5:00-8:00    Jack Mosley Band
  8:00-8:30    John Friday
  8:30-11:30  Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef w/Sunny Jim

Sunday September 1

Sunny Jim’s Songwriters Showcase
1:00-5:30

Sunny Jim
Jerry Diaz
Capt Josh
Jack Mosley
John Friday
Michael Weiss
Paul Roush
Steve Tolliver

Wes Loper

The entire event will be broadcast LIVE
on Songwriters Island Radio
www.songwritersisland.com/live

Photos from The Nav-A-Gator Grill with John Friday and Frankendread

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Photos From John Friday and Frankendread Show at The Nav-A-Gator Grill August 17, 2013

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John Friday 2013 Schedule

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John Friday 2013 Schedule

 

August 2013
1st            Banana Joe’s Tiki Bar                  North Ft Myers, FL
6-10 pm
2nd            Porky’s Last Stand                     Naples, Fl
7-11 pm
3rd            Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon      
     Cape Coral, FL
7-10 pm
5th            Marco Island Hilton                     Marco Island, FL
7-10 pm     **Private Event**
8th-11th     Six String Music Festival               New Orleans, LA
   Showtimes at http://nophc.com/six-strings/
14th            Bert’s Bar                                Matlacha, FL
6:30-10 pm
15th            Banana Joe’s Tiki Bar                  North Ft Myers, FL
6-10 pm
16th           Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon           Cape Coral, FL
7-10 pm
17th           Nav-a-Gator Grill                       Lake Suzy, FL
2-5 pm
18th           Residence                                 Marco Island, FL
7-10 pm     **Private Event**
22nd            Banana Joe’s Tiki Bar                  North Ft Myers, FL
6-10 pm
24th            Porky’s Last Stand                     Naples, Fl
6-10 pm
28th            Bert’s Bar                                Matlacha, FL
6:30-10 pm
29th            Banana Joe’s Tiki Bar                  North Ft Myers, FL
6-10 pm
30th-Sep 1st  Charlotte Harbor PHC Birthday Bash  Port Charlotte, FL
TBA
September 2013
5th             Banana Joe’s Tiki Bar                  North Ft Myers, FL
6-10 pm
11th            Bert’s Bar                               Matlacha, FL
6:30-10 pm
12th            Banana Joe’s Tiki Bar                  North Ft Myers, FL
6-10 pm
14th            Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon           Cape Coral, FL
7-10 pm
15th           Nav-a-Gator Grill                        Lake Suzy, FL
2-5 pm
18th           Hiawassee Outfitters                    Reliance, TN
4-10 pm     **Concert On The Porch**
21st            Partay for Kathay!!                      Mazon, IL
4-?? pm      with Thom Shepherd
22nd            Chicago PHC Event                       Chicago, Il
  Noon-??     with Thom Shepherd
28th            Bert’s Bar                                Matlacha, FL
 6:30-10 pm
26th            Banana Joe’s Tiki Bar                   North Ft Myers, FL
 6-10 pm
27th            Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon             Cape Coral, FL
 7-10 pm

John Friday catalogue of albums, the “Teddy Bear Collection!”

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Looking for a great gift idea for that music lover in your life? Get ’em the entire John Friday catalogue of albums, the “Teddy Bear Collection!”

Available at the Beachfront Radio Music Hut for only $15, you’ll get all three of John’s full albums, Coastal Dreamin’Tropicalized AND the brand-new Coastal Cowboy!

Here’s the link: http://www.beachfrontradio.com/fridayteddybearcollection.cfm

Thanks, and may your holiday be the best ever!!

John Friday

Key West Web Cams – MOTM

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Don’t miss anything. Web cam listings for Key West

Smokin’ Tuna Saloon Cam
http://smokintunasaloon.com/tunacam.php

Rum Barrel Cam
http://rumbarrel.com/deck-cam/

The Green Parrot Cam
http://greenparrot.com/index.php/stage-cam

Hog’s Breath Saloon Cam
http://www.hogsbreath.com/hogcam/stagecam.cfm

The Six String Music Songwriters’ Invitational

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The Six String Music Songwriters’ Invitational is only FOUR MONTHS AWAY–August 9-12!

Remember, if you register AND reserve your hotel room at the Hotel Provincial by May 15th, you’ll be in a drawing for TWO FREE NIGHTS stay at the Provincial the weekend of Six String!  Really!  I heard them actually announce it on Radio Margaritaville today!  (Seriously!)

So get your registration printed out from sixstringmusicnola.com or available on the facebook page, and call the Provincial (504-581-4995–make sure to tell them you’re part of Six String).  DO IT NOW!

And now for some details:

I believe I mentioned that a change this year will be the night shows at Margaritaville–on Friday and Saturday we will feature two of our performers, John Frinzi and Jim Morris, in their set THERE as opposed to all sets being at Tropical Isle in the daytime.  We will still have the popular “Songwriter Circle” at night, but will feature one performer each night in this Six String set.

And since the last email we have signed Matt Hoggatt, who recently won the American Songwriter January/February 2012 Lyric Contest for his song “Dear Jimmy Buffet”!

Tentative schedule for the weekend below–

Thursday, August 9th

Radio M’ville Happy Hour

Short Performances by Artists

Friday, August 10th

Tropical Isle:

Songwriter Listening Session

Thom Shepard and friend

Dani Hoy

 John Friday

Songwriter Circle at M’ville

John Frinzi – night show at M’ville

Saturday, August 11th

Tropical Isle:

Captain Josh

Matt Hoggatt

Sunny Jim

John Reno

Joe Bennett

Songwriter Circle at M’ville

Jim Morris – night show at M’ville

Sunday, August 12thMargaritaville-Brent Burns Brunch

 

Now let’s acknowledge our sponsors-to-date–these are the folks that actually allow us to make a few bucks to give to the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic–and remember to thank them when you see them and frequent their businesses!

 

VIP Songwriters Sponsorship–$1000

 

The Viking Parrots- Kris & Karin Gangsaas

 

Dr, Craig & Cathy Parker

 

Trop- Rock Sponsorship–$250

 

Gerry & Jerri Sullivan

 

Crab Island Mambo

 

Vocalist Sponsorship–125

 

Ms. Hen Rikke Viking

Capt. Leo & Cheryl Singleton

We could use some more support–consider being a sponsor!  For as little as $125–only $45 more than a couple of registrations–you could be recognized and worshiped too!

So come on–don’t miss out on all the fun!

And remember LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!!!! , and share this with all your friends!
Eliot D. Guerin

Six String Music Committee

parrotdr@aol.com

 

New Trop Rock album project

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Multi-source collaborative funding for the new John Friday CD, including production, marketing and distribution.

Welcome to the Shipwreck Krewe!

We’re ready to dish out another heapin’ helping of hot Trop Rock tunes. This is where YOU can help! The entire Shipwreck Krewe can collaborate on my third Trop Rock album, Coastal Cowboy, with nine original songs and a couple really fun covers!

Since Jimmy hasn’t invited me down to Shrimpboat Sound yet….

The cold hard truth, as much as we Trop Rockers hate to admit, is that we don’t make the kind of money that Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Zac Brown make! We, frankly, pour every spare cent we can into our albums, not because we have hopes of making a gajillion bucks, but because we truly love to make music for you!

I love the idea of all of us collaborating in the music production process, in ways however large or small that we can.

 

Why we’re asking

The funds raised through this campaign will cover studio costs, musician fees, mixing & mastering services, graphic design, CD reproduction, distribution, and marketing.

Everything above the goal will go toward wenching & drinking…..NOT!!

 

What’s in it for YOU?

 

BUT, this isn’t a one-way street! For each level of assistance, you get some perks and fun stuff! Ranging from downloads and special tracks, to CDs and merchandise, to your very own private show, I want to thank you with tangible rewards. And though it’s intangible, I hope you know that I’m incredibly grateful for your support and assistance!

 

Other Ways You Can Help

Don’t keep this under your hat, either! Help spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, email, phone calls, the water cooler, and any other social networking tools at your disposal.

Don’t forget to explore the sharing tools here on Indie GoGo, too!

Coastal Dreams from John Friday

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Coastal Dreams, 3-27-2012

Last Saturday evening I had the very wonderful honor of singing the National Anthem at Germain Arena, prior to the Florida Everblades hockey game. What an experience! I hope that I did a serviceable job on the song. Just yesterday, I launched a brand-new project, a micro-funding campaign on IndieGoGo.com for the new CD. There are multiple levels of contributions, each with tis own special perks. If you’d like to help get the new CD done, stop by http://www.indiegogo.com/Coastal-Cowboy-album-project and choose your perk!

This weekend is filled with shows, including a couple new venues for me. On Friday, March 30th, I’m at the Portside Tavern in Port Charlotte, Fl from 9pm-1am. On Sunday, April 1st, I’m at Gatorz in North Ft Myers, Fl from 1-5 pm.

Also this weekend, I’m at Pincher’s Crab Shack in Naples on Thursday, March 29th from 6-9 pm; and on March 31st (Saturday) I’m at Lucarelli’s Restaurant in Naples from 7pm until they’re done partying!

Ok, enough of that self-promotion stuff……the hockey game was AWESOME!! And the Everblades won!

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