Trop Rockin’ The USA – Traveling To Beaches, Bars & Beyond
My wife Gina and I are very excited to be able to share our trop rock travels with all the PubClub.com readers.
We normally travel in our 42-foot RV, although we board cruise ships and airlines when necessary. We transit the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean attending the best “trop rock” events as part of our radio show “Trop Rockin’ The USA.” This show is broadcast exclusively on Radio Trop Rock, an online radio station we own.
Gina and I will be sharing our adventures in this blog with words and pictures.
Prior to going any further, we may need to explain more about this “trop rock” thing I have mentioned.
Although many would describe trop rock as “Jimmy Buffett” style music, I contend it’s much more than that.
Trop rock is a music genre that consists of exactly one single purpose; to allow you to escape the hum-drum everyday life of work, school, or running the business we call “family.” It allows you to escape, usually to the beach or the islands.
Sometimes you may “escape” to a bar for some frothy adult beverages.
This genre of music may include steel drums, but it’s not required. It may have lyrics about sand, sun and salt water, but it’s not required. What IS required is that when you listen, you can close your eyes and you are no longer in the stale cubicle of your office. You are transported, if only in your mind, to the islands, or maybe to a beautifully landscaped resort style pool, or possibly a palapa bar overlooking bright blue waters.
Right now you are thinking to yourself that you have heard lots of country or adult contemporary songs with beaches, bars or boats as a topic, but you never knew there was an entire music genre based on these. Well my friends, it goes much farther than that. “Trop rock” is a lifestyle. There are events all over the western hemisphere where trop rock artists and fans converge to party.
THAT is what Gina and I will be sharing with you here on PubClub.com.
We will do the exhaustive “research” for you by attending events from Key West to Seattle. We’ll be in places like Chicago, the Texas Hill Country, Nashville, New Orleans and everywhere in between. We’ll even make some jaunts to the Dominican Republic and the lesser Antilles.
We’ll be blogging not only about the bars and beaches during these travels, but also behind the scenes stories and pictures regarding the musicians and colorful fans at these events.
Sometimes we may not be in an exotic port like St. Maarten, but at a tropical themed resort in the middle of Oklahoma. Maybe we’ll be at a “tiki bar” in New Jersey. It could even be a house concert in someone’s backyard in Colorado.
Don’t be surprised if you find us traveling with dozens of our closest friends on a 1,600-mile long rolling tailgate party from San Antonio to Key West.
I spent 26 years in the Navy and one thing you learn while serving in the military is that once you are on a mission, you complete that mission. Gina and I’s “mission” is to share the trop rock lifestyle with you. We hope to introduce you to some of the most talented musicians you’ve never heard of, performing in some of the most enjoyable resorts and bars you’ll want to visit.
Grab yourself a cold boat drink, crank up Radio Trop Rock and fasten your seatbelt while Gina and I take you on a journey you’ll soon not forget.
Trop Rock On
Eric & Gina Babin
Radio Trop Rock
Trop Rockin’ The USA