AS PILOTHOUSE MUSIC MOVES FORWARD IN DISTRIBUTING THE NEW ALBUM, WE WELCOME OUR NEW PARTNERS IN TROP ROCK CRIME!! NO JUST KIDDING. PLEASE CHECK OUT THE MUSIC AND BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK TO JOIN CAPTN JAC’S TROP ROCK ARMY ON BANDCAMP.
|JRobert – Marco Music Man||September Issue 2016|
Miss the First Show? Upcoming Second Show!
“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
Do what’s right for each other
Let a clean Caloosahatchee flow
Let’s keep our waters alive!
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!
from 1999 to 2016!JRobert Music is available on CDBaby or iTunes!
Phone: 239 642 7462 | Email: JRobert@JRobert.net
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)