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|JRobert – Marco Music Man||September Issue 2016|
“Way down south, in the dappled shade of the tangled mangroves on the edge of the Ten Thousand Islands, there dwells a living legend — the Legend of the fabled Florida Fiddler. And who is the Florida Fiddler? Why, he is the Forrest Gump of the Everglades, the Johnny Appleseed of Big Cypress, the “everyman” renegade player-performer of that alter-ego, confounded, red-headed step-child of the instrument called a “violin” — otherwise known as THE FIDDLE! Yessuh. It was the Florida Fiddler who made the Devil Come Down to Georgia, who put the “blue” in bluegrass, the “orange” in the Orange Blossom Special, the “saw” in sawgrass, and the “sigh” in cypress.
So raise the brim of your straw hat, chew on a hayseed, and put your feet up while you embark on a magical journey from the banks of the Old Suwanee to the rollicking Tropic of Margaritaville. Now don’t be shy, folks! Ain’t nothing shy about the Florida Fiddler. Join right in. Laugh, sing, and clap along with music, culture, and history from the Land of the Walking Tree!”
– Nancy R. Koerner
Visit JRobert’s Vimeo page to enjoy a wonderful synopsis of “J.Robert’s Florida Fiddler Show” from his August 13th performance at the Marco Players Theater!
Tickets $20 at the Box Office
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Let a clean Caloosahatchee flow
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Let a clean Caloosahatchee flow
My friend Captn Jac sailed down to SW Florida from Indiana in 2013 and we met at a WGCU Radio interview.
I could tell right away he was a Trop Rock dreamer looking to live the life Jimmy Buffett sings about! The names of his songs – “Livin On the Hard” “My Bahama Mama” “The Island of My Dreams” and “On Marigot Bay” – all reflected visions of sun, sand, and sub-tropical Florida paradise.
Hey! My kind of guy! I’ve been living it for so long i almost took things for granted and forgot how wonderful it is living down here on Marco Island, Florida!
So we recorded on WGCU together, and we ran aground together on my sailboat “Blue Water” a couple times. I invited him on quite a few gigs and he’s recorded my steel pan and fiddle on a few his island style, Caribbean themed projects… I’ve gotta say, the Captn’s become quite the buddy!
So I would like to share the news of his upcoming CD called “Adventures In Paradise” which is due to be released this coming October 1st 2016. Swing on over to his website www.CaptJac.com and give him a hardy “Ahoy!” from J.Robert!
Thanks to Nancy Koerner of junglepixiebelize.com and Cori Chase for the new CD artwork.
Thanks to the people on the Graphics team and my studio buddies, the last song for the new album.”ADVENTURES IN PARADISE” is written and recorded. At the present time,
it is in the hands of Bud Snyder at Spirit Ranch Studios for final mix down. Two videos are currently in the planning stages as well. Stay tuned for more details.
Captn Jac and special guest The Bahama Mama were invited to perform at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe in Key West on Monday April 8th. This was a dream come true for the Captn, who has been doing a Jimmy Buffett Tribute act since 2005. Pilothouse Music would like to thank the staff at Margaritaville, Wayne Peterson and all the great people from the OSMCA.
Next up, the new release of “Adventures in Paradise”, so stay tuned.
Tropical Rock (or Trop-Rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements and influences of Rock and Roll, Country and Caribbean themes with an island style that represents a laid-back way of life.
Instrumentation is usually acoustic guitar based, and often includes steel drum, congas, marimbas, vibes or other percussion instruments to create an “island sound”. (read more)
Thanks everyone who tuned in to listen to the Captn Jac interview and live concert, and a huge thanks to XPonential Radio – WGCU for this tremendous opportunity to let Trop Rock shine.
The hour long program featured new songs performed live, with special guest J. Robert on fiddle and slide guitar, and was broadcast on NOV 7th, NOV 9th and NOV 10th.
We had a Trop Rockin good time!
Those of you who missed it, the program can still be heard on XPonential Radio.
Click here to listen.
CHANGES IN LATITUDES, CHANGES IN….
THE CAPTN JAC WEBSITE….at long last.
Pilothouse Music is happy to announce that its relocation to South West Florida is almost complete. With the new base of operations, the Captn and the Bahama Mama have been busy performing in Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Hollywood, and Bradenton, just to name a few of Florida’s Trop Rockin’est cities. From private parties to large corporate events, the crowds have been extremely receptive to the Captn’s Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show as well as songs from his current album “LIVIN ON THE HARD” and the new material just recorded for the new album “ADVENTURES IN PARADISE”, due out in the spring of 2014.
IN OTHER NEWS:
The Captn on National Public Radio!
On September 24th, the Captn and SW Florida Trop Rocker, J. Robert, recorded an hour long interview with James Till of WGCU Radio, the NPR affiliate of SW Florida. During the interview, 2 new songs and some unreleased originals were recorded. The interview will be broadcast 3 times on 3 separate days in November. If you are outside of WGCU’s broadcast range, you can hear it simulcast on their website. Links to the site and broadcast times will be forthcoming.
New pics, new links, new music!
As this is being uploaded, the new Pilothouse, PRO TOOLS equipped, recording facility is under construction. We hope to be ready to lay down tracks by November 1st.
If you have been away from the website for awhile, we hope you will take the time to look around, click the links and get a feel for what we are trying to do to promote the Captn’s music and the Trop Rock genre.
A WORD FROM THE CAPTN……..
” I would like to take a moment to the thank the fine musicians, great audiences, and talent buyers who we worked with and for in our seven years in Indianapolis. I will look back on those days with a smile. TROP ROCK’S ON IN EVERY LATITUDE!!”