'Chasing the Sky' has 6 original songs and 4 of my favorite cover songs by Van Morrison, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Buffett and Bob Dylan. The CD was recorded and produced in my home studio from 2005-2007 (except for Into the Mystic which was live) and released in November of 2007. The album features guest artists on several tracks as follows: Rush & Julie Clement sing harmonies (You Ain't Going Nowhere), Patrick John Dawdy on acoustic rhythm guitar & harmony vocals (Going My Way & Mother Natures Wine), Doug Gluckin on Saxophone & Flute (Talk To Me Lady, Mother Nature's Wine & Going My Way), Jerry Krause on keyboards & bass (Chasing the Sky & Talk To Me Lady), Patrick T. Malloy on lead guitar (Going My Way), Mike Willemin (drums and percussion (Chasing the Sky & Talk To Me Lady). I played lead & rhythm guitars, harmonica, bass, & XP50 sequencer keyboards (drums and percussion, strings etc.) and loops. The cover photo 'Sails' was shot by Kevin Phillips www.kevinphillips.co.uk
I got my first guitar at about the age of 8. It was a beat up old acoustic guitar that was so warped the strings were about 2 inches off the fretboard. But I learned to play that thing and eventually saved up enough money to buy a cheap electric guitar from Sears. That was all I wanted to do. And I have been a professional musician now for over 30 years. I sound kinda like Jimmy Buffett meets Jim Morrison in a roadhouse in the backwoods of Michigan. My guitar style is finger-picked with a genenous dose of Eric Clapton & Mark Knopfler on one hand and the Stooges and Ramones on the other. Since 2005, I've been playing all over Michigan as a solo artist using backing tracks and loops doing Classic Rock, Blues and Buffett for clubs, deck parties, backyard BBQ's and recording original music with friends. My solo acoustic show is Trop-Rock Floribean, Classic Rock & Blues, a handful of current tunes and a bit of country. It features artists such as: Jimmy Buffett, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, John Fogerty and many original songs as well. ...a vast array of excellent music. www.petertrappen.com
Prior to 2005 we lived in West Palm Beach Florida for many moons. I traveled up and down the southeast coast of Florida playing music during some of the most wonderful times. As a founding member of the White Owls I had a chance to play with some of Palm Beach County's best musicians. During this time I also made my first trip to Europe singing folk/rock songs at Pubs and Universities. A long story short. More to come...
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!