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Tall Paul’s Upcoming Trip to MOTM

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Tall Paul’s Upcoming Trip to MOTM

This year on the way to MOTM i will be playing a house concert on friday (10/26) at “the oasis” in ocklawaha, florida… i have been playing here since its inception and it is always a great show with amazing margaritas…

then on to amazing grace’s annual halloween party in naples on saturday (10/27)… this has also become an annual stop and quite a party

i’ll be in key west by sunday night and performing at the hogs breath on monday (10/29) from 1-5 for all of you early arrivers

tuesday night i’ll be doing a few songs at brent burns’ songwriters event at crowne plaza la concha, 430 duval street from 9 till 9:15

wednesday (halloween!) is a busy day for me… beachfront radio’s party at smokin tuna entitled “john frinzi & friends” (they used my font for their event poster!!) is shaping up tp be huge fun with quite a line up… my slot is at 3pm… get there early and hang with us!
from there we head over to schooner wharf for the midwest region PHC’s party… we play from 4:45 to 5:15… then kristie & i play at the casa marina beach stage from 7-9 that evening… brad brewer our amazing sax playing friend from VA beach will be sitting in with us on that show… then COSTUMES!!

thurday (11/1) will be spent visiting/sitting in with our friends around the island and gearing up for the 2nd annual “tall paul & friends” show at the green parrot! show time is around 10pm so pace yourself… its gonna be a long day… last year this event was HUGE and we expect to take even fewer prisoners this year… the band will include kristie bobal, crawdaddy, freebo, dusty barber, tom johnson and brad brewer plus special guests heather sneeringer, lynley tolls, robbie meade, members of homemade wine, members of southern drawl, some goombas and many others!!! plus you can watch the show on line HERE

friday will be recovery day right up until we start hitting it hard again… the virtual parrothead show at the bottle cap (6-8pm) is always a blast and carmello and the crew are always gracious hosts! after that we blast over to Dante’s for theisland dreams radio show party… kristie & I will be playing at 9pm… after john friday and before the calypso nuts!

saturday is our now famous rooftop party at the rum barrel from noon till 4… kristie, crawdaddy and the calypso nuts will be there and fun is guaranteed… we always have surprise guests and there is no telling how much rum the “daddy” will bring… then we hustle over to the casa marina for our show on the main stage from 6-7pm
this band is called the “castaways rhythm & roll review” and will be a great way to end our musical week… alongside me onstage will be crawdaddy, kristie, freebo, brad brewer, doyle grisham, melanie howe, heather sneeringer & lynley tolls… we’ll be performing between the young rebel goombas and jimmy & the parrots so the energy will be amazing and the music will be scorching… be there or be square

all of these dates are on my calendar

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Meeting of the Minds October 31, 2012 Entertainment

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Wednesday Meeting of the Minds October 31, 2012 Entertainment

You veterans know many of them and for you who haven’t seen these artists before you won’t forget a moment of this fun!

The online link to the schedule is:

Note you will only see one day of schedule at a time each night beginning today!

Be sure to register and book your room at the Casa Marina now! The room availability is shrinking fast and we want to see YOU there.

When calling the Casa 888-303-5717 or 305-296-3535 to book your room we’d like to remind you to be sure and use the discount code “ZZPAR4” to get the Parrot Head Rate!

Booking online you will not need the booking code.\1028/index.jhtml?WT .

To register for MOTM please go to:

First, WEDNESDAY. it’s bag-stuffing day!

Latitude will be performing to bring the energy to the crowd of volunteers starting at 08:30 AM.

Since 1996, Tom and Michelle Becker have been keeping the music flowing and the good times going with a fresh mix of beach, dance, and party favorites that’ll make even a “toe-tapper” jump into the conga line!
Sun-Kissed Melodies, Tropical Vibes and plenty of “Island Attitude” have made Latitude one of the most popular Artists in Trop Rock Music….but that’s not all
Tom and Michelle’s music brings sunshine, palm trees, sandy beaches and coastal breezes to fans worldwide — they’ve performed in 26 states, Europe and the Caribbean, and have the distinction of being the first Beach Music band to perform in Switzerland!
Latitude has performed at the National Jimmy Buffett Convention, “Meeting of the Minds” in Key West — FOUR TIMES!

Next up is Rob Mehl.
He is self-described as pretty mellow performing folk-style beach ballads and stories with little bit of jazz. He’s been blessed with a gift that lets him travel to beautiful places all over the world. Tropical waters and musicians like Gabby Pahinui, Kui Lee, Jerry Santos, Astrud Gilberto, Harry Nilsson, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Walter Wanderly, Marty Robbins, Paul Simon, Michael Franks and James Taylor have influenced his music.
Don’t miss his nylon-string guitar and ukulele as well as his storytelling in between songs! He’ll be right on the beach stage behind the Casa Marina!
Wes Loper!
Next on the Casa Marina stage…Growing up and residing on the South Alabama Coast, Wes Loper progresses into stardom and entertains professionally across the region. He has performed along the gulf coast for the past eight years and continues to mix Rock, Country, Blues, and Folk music to create his own style with a funky, beachside feel.
He finds a common ground with the audience and infuses his own flavor until everyone is singing along with the music. His shows are exciting, his voice is outstanding, and his fans are never disappointed.
Sunny Jim!
James “Sunny Jim” White was born in San Antonio, Texas. His earliest memories of live music are steeped in the sounds of the Texas swing bands to which his parents danced. The Texas twang of his guitar is part of his sound even today. James spent part of his adolescence on the Texas Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi, which sparked in him a love for the beach, surf music and the mystery of the eternal sea. He landed a gig at the world-class Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman and Britannia Resort where he was artist-in-residence for more than a decade. Life in the Caribbean was good!
He is a regular on Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, broadcasted on Sirius Satellite radio. A piece of trivia I really like is Sunny Jim was also a performer in the Tom Cruise movie “The Firm.” Cool huh?
For the past ten years, Sunny Jim has been an invited performer for “Meeting of the Minds,” the annual national Parrot Head Convention held in Key West, FL. He has also hosted fellow tropical troubadours at his yearly Sunday Songwriter’s Showcase at Blue Heaven, which has become a “must-attend” event for many wrapping up a wild weekend in Key West. Sunny Jim is also host of the annual Six String Music Festival in New Orleans.
Kelly McGuire
Kelly has made a living at music for 15 years before starting to write songs. Now 5 CDs later with songwriting awards, an Album of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards as well as nominations for Entertainer of the Year & Producer of the Year- he is living a dream!
He currently resides in the Clear Lake/NASA area of Houston near Galveston Bay and many of his songs reflect the Gulf, Boats, Islands, Sailing, Beaches, Buffett , Belize and his years as a yacht broker. There are also fan favorites about Life , Love, Guitars, Daughters & Mom & Dad!
He’s another regular on Radio Margaritaville, he is not to be missed!
Tall Paul and Kristie Bopal
This is a duo that will rock your socks off.
Drawing from church choir to marching Band, college bars to concert stage, Kristie’s vocals really get your attention.
From her love of Country music as well as an extensive Rock background, she has just last year recorded a cd with the help of several friends, many of whom are top session players in her home of Nashville, TN, “Blissful Magic Moment” is destined to find a frequent place on your playlist!.

Tall Paul (Paul Bobal) was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, where he played keyboards in “garage bands” from the age of 11. After seeing Doc & Merle Watson perform for freshman orientation at Appalachian State University, he taught himself to play acoustic guitar and started playing the coffeehouse circuit in North Carolina. He then joined Stoney Creek, a band that opened for Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, and Jimmy Buffett, before striking out on his own after graduation. Since his move to Nashville, Paul has played most of the clubs in the state as well as developing a southeastern college circuit where he currently performs to enthusiastic crowds, playing almost 200 dates a year! He has numerous cds to his credit and I know you will love this duo on the stage just a few feet from the beautiful clear water behind the Casa Marina Hotel.
Tropical Soul
To end a perfectly great day in Key West Tropical Soul will take the stage. Dennis McCaughey, (lead vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica) is not a stranger to the Central PA music scene. He formed Tropical Soul twelve years ago, and prior to that, has been a member of the duos, Double Play and Jigsaw and his resume also includes a solo career that lasted several years. He has released four CDs, Days like These, in 1996, Tropical Soul, in November, 2000, No Plans At All, in November, 2004, and a live recording, We’re All Here, Come Hell or High Water, in November 2008.

Tropical Soul performs 150 plus shows per year, and Dennis performs another 40 or 50 as a solo artist. These appearances include openings for national artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Scott Kirby, Peter Mayer, Mac McAnally, Club Trini, and Bill “The Sauce Boss” Wharton, St. Somewhere, and have performed with John Frinzi, Doyle Grisham, James “Sunny Jim” White, Tall Paul and Crawdaddy, the Calypso Nuts and Jimmy and the Parrots, among many other Trop Rock artists. Musical collaborations include R. Scott Bryan, who spent five years with the Sheryl Crow Band and who played percussion and produced the Tropical Soul, No Plans At All and We’re All Here CDs, and Tina Gullickson, of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. In addition, both Peter Mayer and Doyle Grisham of the Coral Reefer band played on the No Plans At All CD.
Plan to hang with us at the stage on the beach at the Casa Marina on Wednesday! We’ll see you in the crowd!

And don’t forget, the Thursday MOTM 2012 schedule will be posted tomorrow! Same channels, same time! Thank you Ms. Charley Gingrow for your talents on the web page. You rock!
Andrew Talbert
Director of Conventions
2012 Meeting of the Minds
“Another Trip Around the Sun”

A Note from Tall Paul

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Spring has sprung and it is time to once again hit the road!

But first, if you are in the East TN area this coming Tuesday (April 3rd) you should come down to the Bijou Theatre at 7pm and witness the World Premiere of the Hot Trio Concert Video! ClickHERE to view the commercial that is showing throughout East TN. This band is Tall Paul, Andy Wood and Melanie Howe and the show came out AMAZING. We shot it at the Square Room in October with Kristie and Vince Ilagan joining the Trio to be the opening act. It was a great night then, and will be another fabulous night Tuesday.

A little over a week later, Kristie, Quincy and I will begin our West Coast Tour. We play TusconPhoenixSan DiegoApple Valleyand Granada Hills. (Click each city for more detailed information)  Several of the events are House Concerts, one is at a club and one is at a Yacht Club! Fun WILL ensue so please attend a show if possible or spread the word to friends in any of these areas. We will be performing songs from Kristie’s acclaimed debut CD “Blissful Magic Moment” as well as selections from the brand new Ramajay Acoustic CD plus acoustic versions of other Ramajay songs, St.Somewere & Tall Paul songs and some of our favourite cover tunes! There will be stories and antics as well… be there!!

the Costa Rica Getaway in mid May is filling up nicely but there is still space available. CLICK HERE for details. My friends Tom and Candee West are excellent hosts and their Villas provide an amazing tropical escape. This will probably be the first of many trips here.

Trop On!

A Thank You from Tall Paul

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I would like to take few minutes to thank everyone who comes out to the shows, purchases CDs and stuff, and generally supports what happens in Tallville!
I have been North, (Iowa) South, (Key West) East (Jersey) and West (well not too far West this year, but that will change in 2012) and MANY places in between and have had an amazing year. plus Kristie’s CD is out and doing well. it looks like there will be several duo tours for us and she will be involved in aspects of other events as well.
i feel extremely fortunate to be able to play with such amazing musicians throughout the year both in my bands and during the impromptu “ramajay” sessions that occur spontaneously on stage and off… thanks to all of you for making it so much fun
you can see on the schedule below that 2012 is already shaping up to be another big year, so pace yourself!
trips to panama, costa rica and a west coast tour plus several weeks in key west will keep things very interesting… not to mention festivals in florida, new jersey and iowa!


the should also be a “Hot Trio” DVD release in 2012… Kristie was our opening act!

a trailer can be viewed here:
yet another trip around the sun
have a safe and happy holiday season

Calypso Nuts, Tall Paul, Kristie Bobal – Atlanta Parrothead Cruise to Panama

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The CalypsoNuts, Tall Paul, Kristie Bobal
The CalypsoNuts
Panama City, PA
 Stop the Presses…  We have an announcement!


The CalypsoNuts are WAAAAYYYYY more than thrilled to be a part of


Parrothead Cruise 2012


March 10, 2012….  We’re going to PANAMA!


Registration is open now at the link above.  Space is limited, so we’d tell you to hop on board right now.


On board, you say?  YES!  Get on the PLANE!!!  You see, this year, it’s a STATIONARY cruise… organized by the legendary Atlanta Cruisers.    The resort is fabulous, the location is fabulous…  and did I forget to mention the resort features a TOP-SHELF OPEN BAR for the entire time we’re there!?


AS IF that weren’t enough.  We are thrilled to be part of any entertainment lineup that includes TALL PAUL Kristie Bobal.

At this time, we are unable to comment on, or confirm the availability of – -THE LOLAS- –  but we’ve heard rumors.


Please join us in Panama City for the adventure of a lifetime…  Lynley & Robbie

Party with a Purpose:  Parrothead Cruise 2012 Supports the Atlanta Parrot Head Club’s Fight Against Breast Cancer.


Original Logo Tee
You Can Call Me Al
Sat Dec 10 11 Gulfport, AL Bear Point Community Club House
Sun Dec 11 11 Navarre, FL Elks Lodge No. 2787
Tue Dec 13 11 Destin, FL Cracker Barrel
“Robbie & Lynley, A SUPER Thank You for helping to make our ’09 party a HUGE success!”  — Grace Swinford, Private Function
“First of all- WOW- how wonderful an event we had yesterday! The Calpyso Nuts were absolutely incredible and I could have listened to them all night long. They were fabulous!!!! … Again, what a great group! They were fun, attentive to requests, professional and just a great joy to have here! ”  — Brenda F. Perkins, ADC for Chambrel of Williamsburg, Agent Referral
“They created Magic for us daily with their music and song!”  —


Key West 2011 MOTM Summary from Tall Paul

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Key West 2011 MOTM Summary


this year’s event started out great, stayed that way throughout the week and even ended large!

the night before we left home we went to margaritaville in nashville to see don middlebrook play… several music city phins were in attendance and don was “on”

once on the road, our first stop was orlando and margaritaville there… our friend JD was broadcasting radio margaritaville live that day so we got to see him do his radio thing… he pulled me in to the booth and he let me do a quick run down on this year’s upcoming MOTM and then introduce “last train to kitty hawk” which he played next… my first time on radio margaritaville!

after a few drinks with JD, we went to see charlie d’s band play… charlie has a bunch of cool young cats in his band (including his nephew joey who rocks the electric guitar)… the band should be called charlie d’s school of rock since he is single handedly teaching these guys songs that are older than they are and, in doing so, keeping the songs alive

on to naples

we played a halloween party for the amazing grace swinford on saturday… the calypso nuts joined crawdaddy, kristie & me plus john patti, jimi papas & john friday did a few tunes… a huge turn out and loads  fun

on to key west

we had a 1-5pm show monday at hogs breath so sunday was a relaxing “calm before the storm” kind of day culminating with the drive thru the keys

monday at the hog started out wild and rocked the entire day… only a few songs in, a huge crew from a cruise ship invaded us… they had been drinking since breakfast and the energy level skyrocketed instantly… as we were adjusting i look up and see a couple really good friends from knoxville in that crowd grinning at me! what an awesome surprise… they stayed with us a couple hours, kristie did a few songs from her brand new CD and the crowd was “in it”!!

after the show we checked in to our ‘house for the week’ with the “nuts” and settled in for a long fun week

tuesday was another hogs breath show… this day, however, was more a listening crowd which allowed us to tell a few more stories, pull out some obscure originals and  grab some covers from the secret song vault!! the big crowd hanging on every note, crawdaddy & kristie on fire and a picture perfect day made for quite a show

we joined jd, mr frinzi, freebo, patti cakes and several of their friends for dinner at el siboney… a “must do” on my list each visit to kw

wednesday was my “welcome to key west” songwriters event sponsored by beachfront radio… this year was the 2nd annual event using this name

there were about 17 songwriters playing on the beach at the southernmost cafe in perfect weather…. highlights of the day for me were tropical soul, freebo, the goombas, dennis davis and sunny jim sporting a 12 string!

once we got packed up, we got dinner (again at el siboney) with the sunny jim family then headed down duval… we caught up with several friends and saw others performing… i do believe drinks were also consumed.. heather from tropical soul, lynley from the calypso nuts and kristie debuted a new act at the hog’s breath that evening called “girls rule”… their harmonies and energy really got the crowd going… everyone was cheering!!  we stopped in to key west kate’s surprise party and caught the peter mayer and friends show at smokin’ tuna before ending up at the casa marina pool bar with brad brewer, saxophone jedi from virginia beach, catching up on things and plotting and scheming the next few days’ antics

thursday was a BIG day

our official MOTM show at the casa marina started the day off at 1… we bolted from there and snuck in to kelly mcguire’s light house songwriters show to do a few songs, rushed over to the bottle cap to set up for and perform kristie’s CD release party, grab some pizza at bobalus, then set up and play at the green parrot… kristie may have been a touch nervous before her release party, but a few notes in, she took control of the stage and made all those songs totally hers…brad brewer was phenomenal at adding color and emotion to several songs…  the crowd response was fabulous and the room was absolutely full!

i have always wanted to play the green parrot and this was finally my day… i had invited a few folks to join in and everything fell in to place in a wondrous manner… crawdaddy & I got there first and set up… the band for the fist set was: freebo on bass, brad brewer on sax, chris baer on percussion, tom johnson on keys and “country” dave edmiston on electric lead guitar… all i can say is that it was a magical night… all the players were on their game and the music simply flowed… after our first long set, the band morphed throughout the rest of the night… tod sheley joined in on percussion and there were appearances by both jimmy maraventanos, several members of homemade wine and “big daddy” danny hall… it was a difficult cloud to come down from later that evening!

friday began with a duo show at dante’s highlighted by a newlywed couple requesting and dancing to “walking in memphis” then mr. buffett himself took the stage at the street fest and played for about 45 minutes for the thousands that were packed onto duval st… then we had a show for the virtual club at the bottle cap… brad and lynley joined crawdaddy, kristie & I for a real fun set while robbie experimented with crawdaddy’s new camera! we had a very good dinner at camile’s before heading to the hogs breath for another “girls rule” set and then pretty much collapsing (after an interesting incident with a tow truck)

saturday was supposed to be fairly laid back… right

we had our rum barrel show from noon till 4-ish… kristie, crawdaddy & I, calypso nuts & john friday were the musical performers and the rum daddy, paul artrip, provided deals on libations and introduced me to a very interesting rum… ron barcelo imperial

we went over to our friends’ boat for a visit with jeff & michelle, brent & tammy and kelly & brian in preparation for joining jimmy and the parrots on the main stage at the casa marina… this show is always extremely high energy and FUN… this year was no exception… the coral reefers went on next to close the day and enchanted us all… we got to spend a few minutes backstage catching up and telling stories before going back down to the halo for nightcaps and more stories

sunday kristie & I each had a time slot at sunny jim’s blue heaven songwriters event… we went up together and swapped songs with the sunny one accompanying us both.. there was ANOTHER “girls rule” set ant hogs breath (this thing is catching on!) then we cruised ducal saying hi to homemade wine & country dave along the way… we ended up at margaritaville for the boat drunks show with freebo sitting in… they did a cool beatles mini set highlighted by “the night before” with spot on harmonies! THEN rich sambora takes the stage and tears up the encores… it only seemed fitting to wander down to our favourite late night watering hole for drinks and tales… we closed the place!

monday was check out day and driving back to the mainland… john patti was gracious in allowing us a place to crash while we did our last couple shows together… drinks and storytelling was the order of business

tuesday we went to the linger lodge in bradenton for lunch… if i said the alligator chowder was amazing, it would be an understatement… the calypso nuts headed towards navarre and john kristie & I went to port charlotte for the parrothead club monthly meeting… we exected a potentially laid back show since MOTM was only days earlier, but over 200 parrotheads came out and parties with us, singing, dancing and drinking the night away… more poolside stories fueled by bobaritas and damaritas brought tuesday to a close

wednesday… BACK to the linger lodge for alligator chowder (seriously!) then a stop at the tervis store before driving to n. ft. myers and a gig at al’s tiki bar… i’ve known al & grit for several years and was excited to be playing at their brand new place… and a cool place it is! good vibe, nice tiki decor and great food.. there were probably equal part locals and parrotheads and everyone told us how much they enjoyed it…. that is a great feeling at a new place

we said our good byes and headed north after the gig

I drove to somewhere between valdosta and atlana before i couldn’t go any more… kristie took over and got us home by lunchtime!!!!!!!!!


MOTM Hog’s Breath Saloon Web Cam Schedule

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Tall Paul & Crawdaddy – 1:00-5:00

Tropical Soul – 5:30-9:30

Hugo Duarte – 10:00-2:00


Tall Paul & Crawdaddy – 1:00-5:00

Tropical Soul – 5:30-9:30

Hugo Duarte – 10:00-2:00


Rob Mehl & Friends – 1:00-5:00

Tropical Soul – 5:30-9:30

Hugo Duarte – 10:00-2:00


Rob Mehl for SBPHC – 10:00-12:00

Rob Mehl & Friends – 1:00-5:00

Tropical Soul – 5:30-9:30

Hugo Duarte – 10:00-2:00


Rob Mehl & Friends – 1:00-5:00

Tropical Soul – 5:30-9:30

Hugo Duarte – 10:00-2:00


Rob Mehl & Friends – 1:00-5:00

Tropical Soul – 5:30-9:30

Hugo Duarte – 10:00-2:00


Tropical Soul – 5:30-9:30

Hugo Duarte – 10:00-2:00

Hog's Breath Saloon - Key West

Hog’s Breath Web Cam

Trop On!