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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

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

Brian Roberts and Friends will perform at Sloppy Joe’s 11/3 to welcome Parrot Fans to Key West.

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Key West, FL – Sloppy Joe’s
Brian Roberts and Friends will perform at Sloppy Joe’s Thursday, November 3rd to welcome Parrot Fans to Key West.

 

Show Schedule:
Noon-1:00pm Brian Roberts
1:00 Jimmy Parrish
1:15 Ricky Hana
1:30 Nicky Fabbz
1:45 Jimmy & Jimmy
2:00 Mark Mulligan
2:15 Homemade Wine
2:30 John Reno
2:45 Jerry Diaz
3:00 Key West Chris
3:15 Tiki Thom
3:30pm-4:45pm Brian Roberts

This Trop Rocker show is presented by Sloppy Joe’s and Beach Front Radio www.beachfrontradio.com.

 

Trop On!