Posts Tagged With: Parrot Heads

New dates!

Hey Parrot Heads, Schooner’s “Just Add Bourbon” tour is expanding! Check out our tour dates page for an updated list of trop rock concerts including new bookings in York, Pennsylvania. And if you live in the Destin, Florida or New Orleans area, make sure you stop by Schooner’s gigs in those areas the first week of June.

Schooner is also booking private Parrot Head house parties throughout Florida for the summer. Any open date is an option. Take a look at the tour dates and let us know if you’d like to book one of his openings. Fins up!

 

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Thanks to our Phlock of supporters

I was just spending a few minutes updating the information I have on my “links” tab and was reminded that there are so many people who travel in Trop Rock circles who do so much, simply for the love of what they’re doing and for others.  This may come off as a”Duh” kind of moment.  Because many of you are Parrot Heads, you are already aware of the selflessness of others in the Phlock, but there are a few non-Parrot Heads that are fans of my site.  That in mind, I wish to give a shout out to some of those hard working, giving Pholks who dedicate so much time for the benefit of song writers and trop rock in particular.

There are several good peeps out there who run the internet radio stations that we, as trop rockers, count on to be heard.

Of course, a huge thanks goes out to  DJ Jeff at Beachfront Radio, who, along with Captain Cali and Cheeto Gyrl continue to promote Trop Rock everywhere.  They’ve won the award for Top Trop Rock Station several years in a row and are well deserving!

Thanks to Koz of Koz's Green World Gallery in Key West -- a great supporter of Trop Rock!

Thanks to Koz of Koz’s Green World Gallery in Key West — a great supporter of Trop Rock!

There are several others out there, who not only play Schooner tunes (and other trop rockers), but also do what they do for little or no reward.  Please check them out!

  • Bret Walton is the CEO and Music Director at Island Radio, a great destination for tunes that take you to your favorite destinations!
  • At The Shore, Contact Don “Da Pyrate” Winfield to request an artist on this terrific trop rock station!
  • At Island Time Radio, DK the DJ serves ’em up every Monday night!  Check him out!
  • Sam Densler oversees Song Writers Island, a wonderful haven of original Trop Rock tunes.

In addition to these great stations, there are so many others who have always supported original and Trop Rock music.  There’s one that I wish to mention now, though I know there are so many.  If you haven’t met Koz from Koz’s Green World Gallery in Key West, you’d better get up and go!  Koz is an amazing artist, A HUGE supporter of Trop Rock, and one hell of a nice guy!

I suppose this is me saying thanks to these and other great supporters of Trop Rock. It’s also my reminder to you, to do the same.  Face it, our lives just wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have them to help us lose ourselves in our own little Margaritaville!

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Winter on the Gulf

As a trop rock artist, the greatest part about winter on the Gulf Coast is being able to play for all the snowbirds, snow escapers and Parrot Heads who come down from the North to enjoy our warmer climate.295850_1727707890986_3717873_n

The snowbirds have the right idea. Who wouldn’t want to spend all winter in Florida, then head back up home when the weather is nice again. Well, except for maybe me. I prefer enjoying the beach year-round. But I get a real kick out of how excited they get to sip cold beer under a tiki bar when it’s in the 70s at 10pm in January. What’s not to love?

And because they enjoy it, I get to enjoy it too. Tonight I’ll be playing waterfront at Trader Vic’s, kicking back with a cold one and meeting new friends. It’s a good life.

As one of my favorite songs says, “I’d rather be here just drinking a beer than be freezing my ass in the North.”

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New Year’s Eve on Siesta Key

What better way to ring in the New Year than playing for some of my favorite Parrot Heads on Siesta Key? Thanks to 262611_10151207887384087_860105376_nDana and Kate Sochaki for having me to your beautiful home again. I can’t help thinking that even a bad day on Siesta Key is still a pretty good day, right? There’s no other place I would have rather been last night to welcome in 2013.

Happy New Year to all of my PHlorida PHriends!

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New Orleans or Bust

DSC_7979Mark your calendars! Schooner is playing June 7 at Tropical Isle on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street, which was just voted the #5 Top of the Trops Trop Rock Venue by listeners of Beachfront Radio.  This will be the midpoint of his Gulf Coast tour, so Parrot Heads, we hope to see you there!

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Meeting of the Minds: Day 2

Schooner chilling at the Casa Marina!

So far, Meeting of the Minds has been two of the most fun and most exhausting days ever!  It’s so nice to be back in Key West with my Parrot Head PHriends, listening to some of my favorite trop rock performers and playing songs from my new CD.

We hit the MOTM Mini Mart first thing this morning, ran into Sunny Jim, and then relaxed on the beach a bit. Even though I lived in Key West and have vacationed here countless times, I’d never been to the resort and didn’t know it was that gorgeous. I’m ready to make my reservation for next year now!

Checked out Mike Armstrong on the Duval stage in front of Margaritaville during the street fest. Those Landsharks sure tasted good. Then it was down to Koz’s Green World Gallery for the Key West debut of my first solo CD, Mid-Life Vices. Ran into some of my PHavorite PHriends from the Bluegrass Parrot Head Club, and it was so great seeing some friendly faces from home!

Schooner and one of trop rock’s biggest supporters, Koz of Koz’s Green World Gallery.

Headed down to the Tree Bar for the best margaritas and Bloody Marys on the island, then over to Turtle Kraals, one of my favorite haunts from the good ole days, for some mid-afternoon dinner. Capped the afternoon off with a frozen key lime pie on a stick dipped in chocolate from Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe — the best ever — then back to drop off the family at the hotel.

It might be an early night for my Wharf Rats, but Schooner is headed back out  to listen to some more trop rock and soak in Key West. More tomorrow…

…Schooner

It was so good to see some of the Bluegrass Parrot Heads today!

 

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Meeting of the Minds: Day 1

The annual Parrot Heads’ Meeting of the Minds officially kicked off today in Key West — at least for me and my Wharf Rats. Started off the day with an impromptu performance at Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe.  We stopped in to sample a piece of their key lime fudge (delicious, I highly recommend it) on the way to Irish Kevin’s. From the guitar case I was carrying, it must have been obvious that I was one of the trop rock artists in town for MOTM. I’ve always admitted I’ll play for gumbo. Apparently I’ll also play for key lime fudge.

Headed over to Duval to see my new friends, Michael Armstrong and Dave McKenney at Irish Kevin’s. A lively group of young ladies from Florida requested Mustang Sally, which gave me an excuse to join them on stage. While it’s not trop rock, I’ve always loved that song.  After singing Pirate Looks at 40, it was time to head south to visit Koz, one of trop rock’s greatest supporters at Koz’s Green World Gallery.

Lunched at the Southernmost Cafe overlooking a turquoise blue sea, before heading back to Duval to perform in the Tropical Songwriter’s Showcase at T’s Bistro & Bar. Ran into some of my fellow trop rockers, Key West Chris Rehm, Dani Hoy, Swim Skinny and Loren Davidson, which is one of the best parts of participating in events like this. I love being able to kick back and listen to some great trop rock! 

Tomorrow it’s back to Duval for the Margaritaville Street Fair, then to Koz’s for my CD release party at 2pm. Hope you can join us!

…Schooner

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Mid-Life Vices is Launched!

 
Schooner’s first solo CD is in! If you’ve ever pondered how to satisfy your Mid-Life Vices , you’ll be able to identify. Songs include In Arrears Drinking BeerThe Shit Hit the Fan and Pier Pressure, among others.
 
You can purchase the CD online at Beachfront Radio, during Meeting of the Minds in Key West (check the “Tour Dates” page) or purchase a hard copy via PayPal (details to come!)
You’re also invited to the official release party at Koz’s Green World Gallery on Friday, Nov. 2 at 2pm. If you’ve never been to see our friend Koz, a great supporter of trop rock, his gallery is at 712B Duval Street, just south of Angela Street. He’s just three blocks away from Schooner’s old house on the cemetery (yes, Schooner lived across the street from the Key West Cemetery), which is one of the best parts of Duval.

 

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