JROBERT - MARCO MUSIC MAN
MARCH ISSUE 2016
Magic Under the Mangroves
On March 3rd, 2016 JRobert performed for this gala event
for the 11th year in a row, held at the
CONSERVANCY OF SW FL
A silent auction offered a spectacular array of paintings, glass works, and sculptures in wood, ceramic, and bronze, followed by fine dining, with a string trio, and rousing fundraiser. With such strong support, the Conservancy hopes to make an impact on SW FL CLEAN WATERand environmentally sustainable practices.
Marco Island Historical Society's "Cultural Carnivale," Marco Island Yacht Club, Naples Princess, Kevin Smith and Florida Talent, PPG, Chalmers & Betsy Brothers, Marco Island Newcomers Club, Kentucky Highway, Wizard Connection, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, Conservancy of SW Florida, Naples Grande, La Playa Beach Resort, Prestige Catering, Quail Creek Country Club, Hot Topic Band, Twin Dolphins, Temple of the Islands Bat Yam 25th Anniversary Gala, John Hopkins, Bonita Bay CC, Russ Morrison, as well as Herb & Kathy Mastrangelis for the opportunity to play at their vow renewal at Marco Island Yacht Club. May you enjoy another 50 years of wedded bliss!
BEHIND THE SCENES
Playing music is the easiest job in the world. Piece of cake, right? Nope. Not really. Inside every musician is a roadie dedicated to insuring that your event is perfect. A lot more goes into every gig than meets the eye. First, loading and drive time precedes every gig, followed by meticulous set-up and testing. Performance itself is the relatively easy part. Then all the work must be done in reverse, followed by more drive time. Chances are that any musician doing a 2-3 hour gig is likely going to end up spending about 6-8 hours making it happen. Although music is a gratifying way to make a living, it is not an easy job. Most musicians will tell you, "You pay me for set-up and breakdown. Then I get to play!"
CONSERVANCY of SW FLORIDA
JRobert poses with "HORATIO"
a red-tailed hawk
and his handler
Music is for people, but also
"for the birds."
Song #1 Sand in my Shoes was recorded live on WGCU Radio, Ft Myers
Performed by JRobert and Martin Houghtaling
This song is dedicated to all our friends who
come to visit Florida never go back home!
Listen on ReverbNation
Song #2 Sanibel Black Death Red Tide was Produced by Nancy Koerner and Music Scored By JRobert. Video taken on Sanibel Island on Feb. 29th, 2016 where the Caloosahatchee dumps directly into the Gulf. It graphically exhibits the direct effect of the “Black Death” of the red tide. Here, the interaction of “fresh” water and toxic chemicals creates a hypoxic (no oxygen) zone, deadly to marine life -- from oyster and crabs, to fish, dolphins, and manatees.(Read full article on YouTube.)
As of this publication, Nancy's iMovie has had 80,188 views and 3,282 shares on FaceBook!
Lake O Discharges affect Sanibel & Captiva and all of SWFL.
SAVE OUR WATERS!
FRIEND OF THE MONTH
Nancy R. Koerner, multi-talented artist, writer, and "Queen of Harmony," has become a valuable member of Mangrove Music Studios. In her role as Creative Coordinator, she has lent her organizational talents (and killer vocal harmonies) to various recording projects, including bluegrass, meditation, environmental compositions, radio commercials, and a proposed theme song for a new TV show pilot.
Nancy's original song "MICCOSUKEE WATERS,"
produced by JRobert and due for release this month, is intended to bring awareness to the Everglades aboriginal peoples and wildlife, and to celebrate the 2nd Annual "Walk for Future Generations."
JOIN THE WALK
Beginning on Sunday, March 20th, a group of Native Americans/environmental activists will walk 80 miles across the Everglades in 6 days to protest water pollution, devastatingly invasive projects such as ROGG, and seismic testing and fracking now being proposed for Big Cypress Preserve.
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