2016 September

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!

Marco Players Theater Sept 10th, 2016

Town Center

Marco Island

8 pm Doors open at 7:15 pm

Tickets $20 at the Box Office

"J.Robert's Florida Fiddler Show"

Caloosahatchee Flow

We all need

To live and breathe

And walk this earth together

It’s our turn

To live and learn

Do what’s right for each other


Chorus -

Sound the alarm!

Stop the harm…

For the Glades and Gulf of Mexico

Save the waters

For our sons & daughters

Let a clean Caloosahatchee flow


Read the signs

Now's the time

Hear the thunder in the sky

Hand in hand

On Florida sands

Let’s keep our waters alive!

Chorus –

Dolphin & manatee

share with......humanity

Hold on and don’t let go!

Save the waters

For our sons and daughters

Let a clean Caloosahatchee flow

©Brent Moyer/J.Robert Houghtaling 2016

Breny Tunes - SESAC/Dooley Boy Music - BMI


Captn Jac

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!

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