February 2017

JRobert - Marco Music Man

February 2017 Issue

Brand New CD, DVD, & Book!

 the Great Florida Cattle Drive:

Unbroken Circles


Florida PBS Documentary

Above is the new J.Robert CD cover design...

and Below is the Story!

Florida: the land of beaches, theme parks…and cowboys? 


This film tells the story of the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2016, the history of Florida’s heritage cattle breed—and how they almost went extinct, and how Florida’s cow culture is being preserved for future generations. Narrated by “Western Horseman” Baxter Black. Music by Marco Island’s music man J. Robert Houghtaling and featuring multi-Grammy Award winning John McEuen from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


“The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles” is a PBS documentary is to be aired statewide this February and will be presented nationally June 2017.


“Red Carpet” premier for Unbroken Circles is February 16th, 2017.  Filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus, Screenwriter/Author Nic Stoltzfus and Film Score Composer J.Robert will be on hand to sign DVDs, CDs, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive” coffee table book, movie posters and more.  Doors open at 6 pm.  Film starts at 7 pm and reception at 8 pm located at Mission San Luis, 2100 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304.

Guests please RSVP sandi@bulldogstrategygroup.com


J.Robert’s music reflects a Florida folk tradition. J. Robert celebrates his signature sounds as a native Floridian in his CD/Soundtrack “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles” named after the new PBS documentary. The album consists of the soundtracks from the film specially remixed with song lyrics for a listening audience.


“The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles” film has been picked up to be aired on all Florida Public Television stations the same week. Here is the schedule (all times Eastern unless otherwise noted):


WEDU (Tampa):                   2/19, 7 pm,  2/21 11 pm

WFSU (Tallahassee):           2/23, 9 pm, 2/25 6 pm, 2/26 2 pm

WGCU (Ft. Myers):              2/20 11 pm

WJCT (Jacksonville):          2/23 8 pm

WJCT 7.4 (Jacksonville):    2/24 7 pm

WPBT (Miami):                     2/19 7 pm, 2/20 11 pm

WSRE (Pensacola):             2/23 8 pm CST

WUCF (Orlando):                 2/19 5 pm

WUFT (Gainesville):            2/19 5 pm, 2/22 11 pm

WXEL (South Florida):        2/24 10 pm, 3/3 4:30 pm


To pre-order copies of the book, CD and DVD visit Live Oak Production’s online store at www.liveoakproductiongroup.com/store. Books,DVDs, CDs and other merchandise will ship February 21st. If you want sign your copies of the book, please make a note in the comments section of the order page.


For booking 2017 – 2018 event presentations which will include a film screening, book signing, lecture, Florida Folk music and cowboy poetry, please e-mail at elam@liveoakproductiongroup.com or sandi@bulldogstrategygroup.com.

Unbroken Circles


Not Long Ago…

Or Far Away…

These are the Days!


A Land Remembered is not forgotten

Away…we’re bound away

When I hear Old folks talkin’

These are the Days!


I ride the heartland…swamps & prairies

Away…we’re bound away

Pain and pleasures…I got stories

These are the Days!


A Florida cow horse is a natural wonder

Away…we’re bound away

Fast as lightening strong as thunder

These are the Days!


O precious times… your hand in mine

Away…so far away

Smiling brightly as Sunshine

These are the Days!


Unbroken Circles…go on forever

Away…we’re bound away

We shall gather by the River

These are the Days!


Not Long Ago…

Or Far Away…

These are the Days!


© J.Robert Houghtaling 2016 Dooley Boy Music - BMI

Thanks for the Gigs!


Our Greater Marco Island YMCA Red Carpet Event at Hideaway Beach CC raised nearly $25 K for upcoming improvements...rockin' party!


The 1st Annual White Pelican Festival at Smallwood Store included an inspiring pack of Florida folk singers and musicians including WMNF Florida Folk Show host, Pete Gallagher, Pat Barmore, Cindy Hackney, Valerie Wisecracker, Raiford Starke, and Seminole singer Rita Youngman.  We all celebrated an eventful evening with a brand new movie about the life and adventures of Chief Jim Billie. 


Congratulations Amy and Ben Jeffries!  You brought your whole hometown from Indiana to your Marco Beach Ocean Resort wedding!


Thank you Marriott's Marco Island Resort and Spa, Monica Rossell of Wizard Connections, Kevin Smith and Florida Talent, Naples Princess, Amanda with Global Events, Naples Grande Resort, La Playa Resort, Robert Keane, University of Miami,  and MedPro Billing, 

Unbroken Circles


 Little Manatee


Celebrate Florida History!

If you love history, Florida, cowboys, and great music...

You will LOVE this!

Music score produced in

Mangrove Music Studios

the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2016

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