ABOUT THE ARTIST & SHOW:
Ballads, Boat Songs and Bullsh*t (About My Music)
John Friday grew up in Washington DC, traveled the world and came back home. Then he turned his car south one day and ended up in Florida. Armed with a guitar, a wry sense of humor, and a keen eye for life’s absurdities, he carved out a niche as a singer/songwriter. John’s four albums, Coastal Dreamin’, Tropicalized, Coastal Cowboy, and Still In Mexico, have vaulted him to the top of the Trop Rock music world. He is currently writing songs for his fifth album, as well as a holiday album.
What do you get when you mix island sounds, country, rock 'n' roll, reggae, and folk, stir in a healthy dose of steel-pan, pour it over ice and serve in a coconut shell? Trop Rock is what you get! My music is heavily influenced by Jimmy Buffett, Jim Morris, John Denver, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Eagles, Todd Snider, Will Kimbrough and Bob Marley. I play a lot of covers as well as my original songs. Come with me on a musical voyage down-island for a fun latitude adjustment!