Randy Knight, the Emcee for Saturday’s MASSIVE Pit Stop One Concert is here early…He brought along a song that mentions Port Richey, and Gill Dawg. I can’t think of a single song that has ever mentioned Port Richey, so I feel like I must share it with my listeners and readers.
In case you missed it, there is a MASSIVE show coming up at Gill Dawg Saturday: Jimmy Buffett fans are called “Parrotheads“, and they are organized into massive clubs. Many of these clubs make an annual ‘pilgrimage’ to Key West, every year, for a fan convention called Meeting of the Minds. On the way, they “phlock” to a few choice spots, as they make their way south to Key West. These stops are called “Pit Stops”.
This year, Pit Stop One is RIGHT HERE, in West Pasco County. It makes me proud…I’ve been listening to Buffett since before there were Parrotheads. I cut my teeth on A1A, Livin’ and Dyin’ in 3/4 Time, Changes in Lattitudes, and Coconut Telegraph. Jimmy wrote songs about places and people I knew! I seem to have come full circle, along with a ton of other folks with a rich sense of romance and a love of Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads.
There is a whole genre of music, now, called Trop Rock. If you like the style of Randy’s song, you should definitely check out Trop Rock! A great place to start would be by listening to the Trop Rock Top 40, hosted by Radio A1A…Click the image below to learn more about that (or, just come to the show! Radio A1A will be there!)
This year, Pit Stop One is at Gill Dawg, right here in So Local Pasco country! This is a big deal…Kenny and Lisa Burke, and Colleen and Erik from Gill Dawg should be really proud of this event. A TON of folks are expected, and if you like “Trop Rock”, you should not miss this event!
Randy will join me on the podcast tomorrow to talk more about it…He’s meeting me at Gill Dawg today to record an interview.
So click the file at the top, and check out “Phollow the Phlock” by Randy Knight…Commence day drinking, because it’s Five O Clock Somewhere!
P.S.: He even invited Jimmy!