Florida Songwriter Showcase March 5

Join Captn Jac on Monday, March 5th, 2018 for JRobert’s Florida Songwriter Showcase, as he takes you “Trop Rocking, Island Hopping” with his original songwriting! 6:00pm – 9:00pm @ Margood Harbor Theater in Goodland, FL.

JRobert’s Songwriter Showcase

See press release below for more detail:

Florida Songwriter Showcase at Margood Harbor Theater March 5th

Goodland, FL – J.Robert’s Florida Songwriter Showcase is continuing its 2018 winter series at the Margood Harbor Theater. The show is a music presentation featuring songwriters who have composed and recorded original Florida music. Every first Monday evening of the month from 6 to 9 pm, songwriters will take the stage to share tales and original music ranging in style from Americana and old timey music to heritage blues and southern rock, as well as trop rock and Caribbean jazz.

The evening includes a performance of original songs, Q & A with the audience, as well as a Nashville style songwriter jam. During the shows, musicians will share personal stories about Florida heritage and inspiration for their songwriting and musical talents.

The Florida Songwriters Showcase continues March 5th with:
Michael Oakland – Tropic Gypsy meets Django Reinhardt – a quiet gift to SW Florida!
Captn Jac – Trop Rock Beach Party sailor, songster, and RadioA1A mainstay
Terry Lynn Melody​- Fresh from the songwriter’s kitchen, Terry’s tasty songs “own” eclectic!

In attendance will be master of percussion Tim Griffin and Nancy R. Koerner “The Queen of Harmony.”

This event is produced and directed by J.Robert Houghtaling, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film score composer, who has developed friendships with many talented songwriters. “Songwriting isn’t just about making music…it’s a lifestyle!”

Margood Harbor Park Theater, with its pavilions and playgrounds wrapped around a charming harbor is a perfect backdrop for this live music, and local flavor event,

Information at http://www.FloridaFiddlerShow.com

Who: J.Robert, “Tropic Gypsy” Michael Oakland, “Trop Rock” Captn Jac, Terry Lynn Melody.
What: J.Robert’s January Florida Songwriter Showcase
When: 6 – 9 pm Monday, March 5th 2018 Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: Margood Harbor Theater is located at 325 Pear Tree Ave, Goodland, FL 34140


Sailing Leadership Forum 2018

We are super excited to do a private gig at the US Sailing Leadership Forum on January 31. Hope to see you there!


The Florida Songwriters Showcase

Hey Trop Rock friends! JRobert’s Florida Songwriters Showcase is back! If you missed last summer’s showcase, you won’t want to miss this season’s. It begins January 8 and is on stage every 1st Monday of the month through April 2. The full line-up, schedule and links to more information about the songwriters are available here.

Hope to see you there on March 5!


Buy your Captn Jac tickets here by clicking on the image below or call (239) 245 9910


All Captn Jac CD Sales For #MarcoStrong 10/1/17

Come Join us for this special concert on October 1st and be part of a huge fundraising effort to help us rebuild and celebrate in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. A super talented collection of local musicians will be featured that day, so don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

See flyer below for more details.

All of Captn Jac CD sales that day will go to the #MarcoStrong Hurricane Irma Fund.


Get your download on: iTunes  or  CDbaby  or  BandCamp

If you can’t make it to the event, please consider making a donation here:
Marco Island Patriots

Special thanks to the Marco Island Patriots for making this all possible and helping keep things afloat.

Thank you JRobert!

It was a good time!

Captn Jac

“Captn Jac was the latest to entertain the Marco Players Theatre crowd. Captn Jac has been doing his Jimmy Buffett tribute show for years—but his performance Monday July 31 showed that he has plenty of Trop-Rock chops himself.

It’s hard not to think of Jimmy Buffett— who wrote the Tiki Bar song to end all Tiki Bar songs, “Margaritaville”—when listening to Captn Jac. And Captn Jac doesn’t hide his affection for Buffett, wearing a Margaritaville ball cap to top his unusual jacket that looks like a prop from a bygone pirate movie. Captn Jac even performed at Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant in Key West.

Captn Jac’s set of originals had the audience clapping their hands and tapping their feet as the hour seemed to slip by quickly. But there was more for the audience after a get-together provided the audience an opportunity to enjoy a drink, conversation, and pick up a CD or two. Following a question and answer period, Captn Jac joined JRobert and friends for a jam session that many feel is a highlight of the Florida Songwriter Showcase.”

h/t Coastal Breeze News


J.Robert & Friends Songwriter Showcase

Jack365Hey music lovers on Marco Island & surrounding areas!

If you enjoy Trop Rock, mark your calendars for Captn Jac on July 31st. We’re going to have a great time together!

In the next couple of months, my buddy J.Robert will be featuring songwriter friends with powerfully unique stories and music set in an acoustically intimate setting, at The Marco Players Theater.

JRobertCheck out the list below of other wonderful songwriter artists:


June 5th Raiford Starke


– “Outlaw artist and provocative ‘Swamp Boogie Balladeer!’”

June 12th Austin Church

– “’Blue Bird Cafe’ mainstay with Nashville’s “Chilly Shack Show”

June 19th Bob Williams


– “New York style Americana artist with a flair for ‘True to Heart’ ballads”

June 27th Mitch Peters


– “’Dove Award’ winning songwriter and longtime Marco resident”

July 3rd Rita Youngman


– “Seminole woman sings of Marshtackie horses and warrior heroes”

July 10th Roy Schneider


– “National Americana favorites Kim and Roy are the new’Reckless Saints!’”

July 17th Nate Martin


– “Devil’s Garden Psychobilly Gladzeman!”

July 31st Captn Jac


– “Trop Rock Beach Party sailor, songster, and RadioA1A mainstay”

August 14th Andy Wahlberg


– “Travels the world preaching the ‘Gospel of Harp Guitar!’”

August 21st Cindy Hackney


– “’Voice of the Everglades’ and Old Time Florida”

August 28th Joerey Ortiz


– “Navajo Man from a family of great Showmen and Songwriters!”

More will be added as time goes on. Hope to see you there.