2014 August

Wow! I Made the Mag!

I'm very pleased to share a beautiful full-color article in the June - July issue of Marco Magazine.

Thank you Jean Amodea for your excellent report!

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JRobert in NY Times

As follow-up to the on-going saga of the Smallwood Store, Chokoloskee, Florida reported in my July issue, I recorded and published "Boneheads."

"Boneheads" isa banjo inspired, Americana style ballad dedicated to FGG, greedy land developers who aggressively moved into the neighborhood and soon woke up on the wrong side of history.

Boneheads is subtitled, "Shed a tear for the Last Frontier!"

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Read Full Article - NY Times July 7, 2014 Nation

August Friends: Lisa Braren

This month I am spotlighting Marco Island Tommy Barfield Elementary School's music teacher, Lisa Braren.

Every Thursday during the school year, Lisa invites me to drop in to participate in Drum Club.

In Drum Club, the students are encouraged to learn basic beats, then take turns playing Lead, Double Seconds, and Cello Steel Pans.

Lisa has been honored as Collier County Teacher of the Year 2007, recognized with the Artis-NaplesAward for Excellence in Education 2008, and enjoys the Golden Apple Award 2010.

Lisa and her husband Robert Braren are avid horse enthusiasts and masters in the art of dressage - dancing on a horse, or "horse ballet." They are top rated attendees to the famous Wellington Horse Show with students achieving the American Golden Medal in Dressage.

There isn't an award high enough to express the magic Lisa brings to her class room!

August Issue

August Music


Mangrove Music

Blue Water Cruise

A Million Thanks!

My best crowd is usually under 6 and over 60!!

These little cuties danced all night long on the Naples Princess! They really got the crowd going.

My people!

"Pirate Looks at 40" goes out to Shelly Cross who was totally surprised by her husband Gary, family, and friends at Marriott's Island Resort. We started out doing Jimmy Buffett and wound up fiddlin' Cajun on the Beach for all her swamp buggy relatives!

Thank you Brett and Lola Foreman for a spellbinding gig together at Marriott's Marco Island Resort! You guys rock!!

Jammin' with Americana Stars Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield...

Thank you American Association of Resperatory Care, Century 21, ACAF, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples Princess, Marco Beach Hilton, Marriott's Marco Island Resort, Marriott's Sanibel Harbour Resort, La Playa Resort, and Naples Waldorf Astoria Resort!

August Gigs

Golisano Children's Museum
Castles for Kids
La Playa Beach Resort
August 13th9 - 12 am
Last year we had 24 teams and over 200 participants...and we were featured on NBC 2, ABC 7, Fox 4, WINK, Florida Weekly and Naples Daily News.

August 12th is my show on the Naples Princess!
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Be early!

Marco Island Yacht Club's GM Tom
Leonard has invited me to "Rock the Yacht!" this August 16th...reservations required.

JRobert performs publicly at Marriott's Crystal Shores Resort every Tuesday 12 - 3 pm

All other August performances are Corporate, Weddings, or Private.

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