Gulf Coast Cowboy: April 16

Gulf Coast Cowboy: April 16

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Texas is a big state. Not only do we have a host of great country music musicians, but we’ve also got a ton of talented trop-rockers out there, too. This great state is a haven of people trying to get to the beach and enjoy the sun. With hundreds of miles of coastline on the Gulf Of Mexico, there’s always a good time to be had down south. With Galveston and South Padre being bona-fide destinations for beach-goers, trop-rockers have plenty to sing about. This episode is dedicated to all of the Texan singer & songwriters who are trying to get to the beach just as much as we are. Join us on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm to hear some great songs written by Texan inhabitants.


Track Listing

1. Tropic Of Texas – Dennis Davis
2. Blame It On Buffett – Kelly McGuire
3. Sand In Her Shoes – Thom Shepherd
4. You’re My Jamaica – Charley Pride
5. Stars On The Water – George Strait
6. Backroads Of Texas – The Bois D’Arcs
7. Margarita M.A.F.I.A – Troy Allan
8. Come Down To Paradise – Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef
9. My Kinda Day On Padre – Larry Joe Taylor
10. Cowboy Boots ‘N Bathin’ Suits – Jerry Jeff Walker
11. In The Country – Brandon Rhyder
12. Una Mas Cerveza – Tommy Alverson


Gulf Coast Cowboy: March 26

Escapism is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an “escape” from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term to define the actions people take to help relieve persisting feelings of depression or general sadness. (via Wikipedia) 

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When life hits you hard (girlfriend leaves, lost job, fender bender, favorite TV show gets canceled), we always look to the beach to make us feel a little better and take our minds off of it.


Track Listing


1. Callin’ In Gone – The Boat Drunks

2. Margarita Smile – Brent Burns

3. Beach Bum – Donny Brewer

4. Keep An Ocean Mind – Jambo Joe Jones

5. Hot Sand, Pina Coladas, and Caribbean Beer – Seth Turner

6. The Road Goes On Forever – Robert Earl Keen

7. Flip-Flops Required – Gary Seiler

8. Mile Marker 24 – Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24

9. Sail Away – Hannah’s Reef

10. Life On the Gulf (Duet with Jake Thomas) – Jeff Caron

11. Bama Breeze – Jimmy Buffett

12. Ocean Waves – Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves Band

13. Pour Me A Vacation – Pete Harris

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Mishka The Journey Tour 2014

Mishka’s New Album, The Journey, Now Available!

The Journey Continues

“Unplugged and Fully Connected”

Mishka is bringing his Journey back to the US. Join him for a very special night of music.

Tour Dates
March 27:      The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY TICKETS

March 28:      FTC StageOne, Fairfield, CT  TICKETS

March 29:      Milly’s Tavern, Manchester, NH  TICKETS

March 30:      The Middle East, Cambridge, MA  TICKETS

March 31:      The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ  TICKETS

April 2:           Montego’s, Virginia Beach, VA  TICKETS

April 3:           Jammin’ Javas, Vienna, VA  TICKETS

April 4:           World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA  TICKETS

April 5:           The Abbey Bar, Harrisburg, PA  TICKETS

April 6:           Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC  TICKETS

April 8:           The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC  TICKETS

April 9:           Ziggy’s By The Sea, Wilmington, NC  TICKETS

April 14:         The Pour House, Charleston, SC  TICKETS

April 16:         Work Play Theatre, Birmingham, AL  TICKETS

April 19:         Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA  TICKETS

April 20:         Jack Rabbits Live, Jacksonville, FL  TICKETS

Visit for more information and additional dates as they are added.  Mishka’s Journey will take him all over the World this year.  Come and join The Journey. #MishkaLive

Mishka’s first full length studio album in over 3 years is now available.  This new collection of songs is a travel log of roots, soul, and enduring love.

The Journey – Mishka on iTunes

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“Worth The Wait”



Gulf Coast Cowboy: March 19 (All About Buffett)

It’s safe to say, We probably wouldn’t be broadcasting this show without the music of Jimmy Buffett. He’s released over 30 albums since he started, 8 of them  are Gold Albums and 9 of them Platinum or Multi Platinum. The man is a machine. When you have achieved as much as Jimmy has, you tend to get a lot of admirers and, in this case, a lot of songs written about you. That’s what this week’s show is all about! We’re playing all the dedications and songs written in appreciation of the man, who many believe, started it all! Tune in Wednesday at 7pm!

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Track Listing

1. Livin’ the Life (Jimmy Buffett Only Wrote About) – Brent Burns
2. Blame It On Buffett – Alternate Route
3. We Owe It All To Jimmy – Jimmy & the Parrots
4. We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About – Jimmy Buffett
5. Waiting For Jimmy – Rob Mehl
6. Margaritaville – Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
7. Jimmy Say It Ain’t So – KD Moore & ‘Fingers’ Taylor
8. If Jimmy Buffett Ran The World – Leo Dean
9. Nobody From Nowhere – Jimmy Buffett
10. I Stole Jimmy Buffett’s TV Guide – Don Middlebrook & Living Soul
11. Parrotheads In Cowboy Boots – J Micheal Laferty
12. Jimmy Buffett Fan – Steve Tolliver

Stolen Jimmy Buffett Signed Guitar


My Father’s house was recently burglarized. Among the nearly $20,000 worth of items that were stolen, one of these items cannot be replaced easily. I am reaching out to the Trop Rock Community, especially the Southeast. His Signed Jimmy Buffett Guitar was stolen.

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This is certificate is all that remains. The thief is believed to be in Coastal Alabama or in the Florida Panhandle areas. If you have any information regarding this, please contact us.




Gulf Coast Cowboy: March 5

Gulf Coast Cowboy: March 5

Attention: open in a new window.Welcome back, Gulf Coast Cowboys! Spring Break is upon us and that can only mean one thing: 1 week of uninterrupted beach time. For the thousand of us making our way down to Padre Island, that’s what’s keeping us going. There’s nothing like sitting out on the beach, sand between our toes, with a beverage in our hands. Spring break is all about letting loose and forgetting about your worries. Let’s celebrate!

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Track Listing

1. Shrimp Boat Cowboy – Todd Sparks
2. Down On Padre – Eli Young Band
3. Tropic of Texas – Dennis Davis
4. Just South of Corpus – Troy Allan
5. Padre Island – Shimek
6. Another Day On Padre – Steve Tolliver
7. My Kind Of Day On Padre – Gary P Nunn
8. Padre Compadre – J Michael Laferty
9. Island Party – Pete Harris
10. Texas Island Style – Gary James Moeller
11. Meet Me In Corpus – Larry Joe Taylor
12. Coastal Cowboy – John Friday
13. Island Time -  Kelly Brown

Meet Me In The Keys 2014


Meet me in the Keys 2014 registration is now open!  Read registration instructions first, then Click here to register.

Here is the preliminary daily schedule for the event. Remember that you must be a member of one of the Castaways clubs in order to register and attend.


Wednesday, June 4
Goodie bag stuffing
Pre-event outing at Smokin’ Tuna Saloon
Thursday, June 5
Check in/credential pick up
“P-Jammin’ Pajama Party” at Doubletree Ballroom – music by the John Patti Project, with opening act Roger Jokela
Friday, June 6
Pool party all afternoon – music by John Patti, Jimi Pappas and John Frinzi
Fun, relay-type pool games
You can sign up for Kokomo Joe’s Off Duval Bar Crawl, which involves stops at 5 bars where you will receive a free drink at each. A portion of the proceeds from this outing will be donated to Care Camp. For more details and to sign up for that, please go to It’s a fun night!

Saturday, June 7
Annual Hangover Classic Walk to Hurricane Hole – music by Frankendread, followed by Dennis McCaughey of Tropical Soul
While there, attendees can rent jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks, speed boats and more
Snorkel trips, trips around the reef and other fun available
Food and drink specials
Private, attendees-only concert at the historic San Carlos Theater by Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band!

Sunday, June 8
All-day outing to Snipe Point – includes lunch, free beer, wine and rum punch – concert by Howard Livingston’s trio.
The San Carlos and Snipe Point outings are limited seating so register early to assure your spot! Registration is now open.


Gulf Coast Cowboy: February 26

Gulf Coast Cowboy: February 26

Written by Elijah Nelms

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For those of you who are in the know, Mardi Gras is coming up next week and we’re looking forward to it! Great food, costumes, dancing, and living the life. Us here at KBEC are all about living the life. Especially, the Gulf Coast Cowboy life. We’re paying homage to Mardi Gras this week by way of the Gulf of Mexico. To all of those across the way in New Orleans (or not) who are celebrating, we salute you.

Track Listing

1. 3 Day Drunk Looking For A Place To Happen – Jim Morris

2. Walking Around The Border of the Quarter – Todd Sparks

3. Champagne In A Paper Cup – Brent Burns

4. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) – Waylon Jennings

5. Somewhere South of Somewhere – Eric Stone

6. I Will Play For Gumbo – Jimmy Buffett

7. Spicy Little Jambalaya – The Bad Monkeys

8. Walking In the Rain in New Orleans – Dani Hoy

9. I Lobster But I Never Flounder – John Reno & the Half-Fast Creekers

10. Blame It On New Orleans – Mac McAnally

11. Tropiholics – Jim Asbell

12. The Stars Above – Jimi Pappas

13. Mimosa Morning – Steve Tolliver

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Gulf Coast Cowboy: February 12, 7pm CST


Welcome back to the Gulf Coast Cowboy!

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This week episode is dedicated to Valentine’s Day. It’s coming up on Friday, so don’t forget to let the ones you love know it. We’re giving thanks to all of our listeners, so technically, you’re our Valentines! We do this show for you and we wouldn’t be anywhere without the love we get when we play these songs. When you listen to the show tonight, grab your partner, share a drink, and let us take you away to the beach. The show starts at 7pm on Feb 12, don’t miss it!


1. It Soothes Me – Bob Karwin
2. Daddys and Daughters – Kelly McGuire
3. Tropical Standard Time – The Boat Drunks
4. They’re Gettin’ Married Again – Brent Burns
5. Twistin’ the Night Away – The CalypsoNuts
6. Everyday Is Saturday Night – James Hinkle & the Transatlantics
7. Port ‘A’ Saturday Night – Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef
8. Thursday Afternoon at the Conch House Lounge – Jim Morris
9. The Man Song – Latitude
10. Women Love Men With Flaws – Don Middlebrook & Living Soul
11. Coastal Girl – The Bad Monkeys
12. Cozumel Moon – Alternate Route


Beach Bum Update from Beachfront Radio

Let’s go Cruising!!!!! 
SongWaves announces Songwriter Cruisefest 2014 departing on May 8th!!
This affordable 4 day adventure starts in Miami with stops in Key West and Cozumel. You’ll be entertained with some great artists like Keith Sykes, Dennis McCaughey, Matt Hoggatt, Dave McKenney and Candi Carpenter. All hosted by Radio Margaritaville’s JD Spradlin.
Tons of special events planned for you both onboard and in port. This awesome cruise also benefits Jimmy Buffett’s “Singing for Change” Foundation. 
$150 deposit will hold your spot now to March 1st - with full payment due in March and packages start at just $498/pp. What a great Valentine’s or Mother’s Day gift!  Check out their website for all the details and start packing
Postcard Perfect Cruises

Upcoming Trop Rock Events!
Registration is OPEN for these great Summertime events!

May 15-18 - Phins to the West - “Reggae By The River” Laughlin, Nv – John Frinzi, Sunny Jim, Rob Mehl, Bob Karwin, Tall Paul & Kristie Bobal, Crawdaddy, Jerry Gontang, Sam Rainwater, Brittany Kingery, Ramajay Intercoastal (w/Quincy Yeates) – Stars On The Water – The Calypso Nuts!

June 5 – 8 - Meet Me In The KeysKey West, Fl - The John Patti Project, The JP’s (John Patti and Jimi Pappas), John Frinzi, Dennis McCaughey and Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band!

July 10-13 - Laid Back Attack Seattle, Wa – Jim Morris & the Big Bamboo Band, Jimi Pappas. John Patti, Don Middlebrook and the Pearl Divers, Brittany Kingery & Game Six, Scott Kirby, Mark Mulligan, Gene Mitchell, Thom Shepherd, Dani Hoy,  Sam Rainwater, Dave Calhoun, Dan Hower, Dave Roberts.

Lots of opportunities to get out an enjoy some great music and Party with a Purpose!

Don’t forget to visit the Beachfront Radio Music Hut and check out all the COOL new music!

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