Thanks again to the Sarasota Bay Parrot Heads for having me play their happy hour at The Wave Bar & Grill in Venice last week!
My Mom was in town from New York (she’s also a member of the club), and she couldn’t stop talking about how friendly and welcoming everyone was. So thanks to everyone who hung out with my Mom! It’s always enjoy playing trop rock for my home club and look forward to doing it again sometime soon.
The venue was great! The Ramada has undergone a huge renovation, and I think everyone was really impressed. It felt like being in a boutique hotel in South Beach, not a Ramada in Venice. I definitely recommend it!
Got some big news this week — I’m booked to play Music on the Bay in February, which is one of the top Parrot Head trop rock festivals of the year! The event takes place at Whiskey Joe’s Barefoot Beach Bar in Tampa, Feb. 26-March 1.
While the full line-up has not yet been officially announced, I’ll be on stage Saturday, Feb. 28 twice in the evening. Mark your calendar, because this is a trop rock event you won’t want to miss!
I’m kicking back with a glass of bourbon after a hectic but amazing two weeks of gigs! Last night I played the Sandbox on Anna Maria Island, one of the most personable and enjoyable places I’ve ever played, and probably my favorite gig on the calendar each year! Good friends, loads of food, hanging out by (or in) the pool and enjoying some good trop rock. What more could you want? In true Key West style, we also break for sunset, which is always a highlight of playing at the Sandbox.
We had a full house with PHriends from the Sarasota Bay Parrot Head Club, Parrot Heads of Central Florida, as well as family, neighbors and new friends.
A special thanks to Pablo and Diana for hosting me, and to Lightning Jack McGivern and Kid Conch, Rick Schettino for joining in on steel drums, guitar and percussion.
I’m going to enjoy a much-needed one-week rest, then will be back playing around Florida. Check out my Tour Dates page for a list of upcoming gigs!
Categories: Parrot Heads, Performances, Trop Rock
Tags: Anna Maria Island, Key West, Lightning Jack, Parrot Heads, Parrot Heads of Central Florida, Sandbox, Sarasota, Sarasota Bay Parrot Head Club, trop rock