John Friday, the Coastal Cowboy, is a Trop Rock singer/songwriter originally from Maryland, now living in Florida. John takes his audience on a musical journey “down to the islands,” with a wide variety of rock, folk, country, reggae, Americana, and island styles.
John Friday covers popular songs from every decade of the pop and rock era. From the crooners of the 40s and rock ‘n’ roll of the 50s, from the British Invasion bands of the 60s to the singer-songwriters of the 70s, and from the “hair pop” of the 80s to the alt-rock legends of today, John plays the songs you know and love, as well as gems from the “ ‘B-side’ of the album” that will bring back memories of the era. John can tailor his show to any audience or venue.
More than just a cover artist, John Friday writes original music in several styles, “some funny, some serious, always entertaining.” His debut CD, Coastal Dreamin’, was released in January 2010 and features nine of John’s original songs. John’s performances garnered a place in the finals of the Landshark Lager Battle of the Bands in 2009, which included a live performance and video shoot in the prestigious 12th And Porter Theater in Nashville. John was the only solo artist, and the only Trop Rock artist, in the finals. His powerful songwriting skills have also earned an Honorable mention in the American Songwriter Lyrics Contest.
Whatever your music needs, whether a party, corporate event, wedding, fundraiser, restaurant, bar or other event, John Friday is the perfect choice for your entertainment.
For an added “island touch,” John is also available as part of the duo, The Caribbean Connection, with the award-winning Dave Lapio on the steel pan. Playing a mix of reggae, soca, calypso, rock, salsa, and even country tunes, The Caribbean Connection is your connection to hot island-style music!
Thoughts on music, paradise, the World Cup, the Gulf, etc.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Hello to all the Shipwreck Krewe!
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about music lately. I’m ready to start recording the next CD, and in fact had plannned to have it completed by now. Delays began to crop up, ranging from the Nashville floods (which put Doyle Grisham’s studio out of commission) to… Read more
Key West Radio Station & Florida Keys Radio Station
When was the last time you could listen to tropical music all day long?
Conch Republic Radio streams Trop Rock music from The Florida Keys and Key West.
At Conch Republic Radio, we have one mission: To play your favorite Florida Keys and Key West Trop Rock island songs, promote the extraordinary musicians who celebrate The Conch Republic lifestyle and provide the tropical experience that we know you'll love.
To understand how we came to do this, and why we think we really, really want to do this, log on to www.ConchTV.com and you'll see the passion that we share for Key West and The Florida KeysSince we started back in 1998, we have been working on bringing internet radio and TV from Key West and The Florida Keys to you. It's the most complete analysis of Key West and Florida Keys music ever attempted for delivery on-line.
Together, our team at Conch Republic Radio have been listening to tropical music, one song at a time, and compressing literally hundreds of musical titles. It takes 60-90 minutes per CD to process all of the cuts along with the CD art! We do this work every day to keep up with the huge amount of fantastic new Trop Rock music coming from Key West and The Florida Keys and nationally.With Conch Republic Radio you can explore this vast wealth of original music to your heart's content. Just click the CD of one of your favorite artists and you can sample various cuts from their work, or simply enjoy the automated play list that regenerates fresh material daily. Then sit back and enjoy Conch Republic Radio as it delivers a tropical music experience full of songs selected just for you. It's Pirate Radio from Key West and The Florida Keys!You are invited to suggest new artists and we'll be sure to include them into our radio station line-up.
Conch Republic Radio was founded by folks who live the Key West lifestyle daily and are both musicians and music-lovers themselves. We believe in sharing with everyone, the unique quality of Trop Rock music, plus we have an enormous respect for the artists who create it. Our mission is to help you connect with the laid back tropical music you love.
We hope that you enjoy listening to Conch Republic Radio. A Key West and Florida Keys Internet radio station. Less Talk...More Squawk, Non-Stop Parrothead Music!
Next time you're in Key West, Florida, stop by and visit us! We're right around the corner from the Margaritaville Cafe! Jimmy Buffett might be in town too!