Our sit down interview with this week’s Featured Artist – Steven Youngblood
(TRB)Where are you based these days?
(SY) Home on the gulf of mexico , close to the greatest oysters in the world and the best scallops , and great fishing panama city ,fl. This is home ! My roots are here .
We travel all over florida ,al. , ms, ga., Tn. And the tropic’s
(TRB)Do you have a Regular Gig where your fans can always find you?
(SY) We book gig’s all the time but regular gig . I would have to say Gracie Rae’s bar and grill , Panama city , fl. We play there pretty much 2 times a month almost year round according to the weather … check website too: www.stevenyoungblood.com
(TRB)Do you have any current projects in the works?
(SY) Current projects : We are working on a few new songs which we are already playing live , but are recording and laying them out too: We are also still working with our first c.d. “ guitars and fishing poles “ The title track is # 4 on the country charts
And we might still promote some of the other songs.
(TRB)What was your major influence for pursuing a career in Trop Rock?
(SY) Well after listening to Jimmy Buffett , Eric Stone , Brent Burns, Gene Mitchell , and Barefootman who I listen to when I was 14 … still got the barefootman song book.
(TRB)And the question everyone asks, with such a variance of answers. Who are/were your musical influences now and getting started?
(SY) Wow , getting started jimmy buffett , lynrd skynrd , 38 special , molly hatchet , ARS , Al Demioloa , plus in high school I played Jazz Band for 4 years , and also playing with cover bands and show bands in the 80’s , then after some time off , I came back to my roots. When a friend of mine in radio got me back into writing music , and then my true salt water soul came out and is influencing my music . I have also join with Nashville songwriter as as a coordinator and helping other songwriters , which I was interduced to in 2003 when I was working the C.M.A.’s that year with my radio engineering gig thanks to Debra Allen , The N.S.A.I. has also help me meet and make some great friends like Charlie Black .
Charlie has become a true friend and jerry * bill and so many more . I also learn Music is my love and stress relief but you got to understand the music business to make it work for you.
Thanks to all my friends in the music industry who have help me . I am still learning …
(TRB)Who, if possible, would you like to perform with?
(SY) Well I love one day to perform with jimmy buffett .
I got to sit in with The Barefootman last year .
Life has been good ! anything is possible now!
(TRB)What is the one place that you have on your Bucket List of Venues to play?
(SY) Wow : Hard question . got one of them in the bag just got to get back to Nashville , Barbara at the Blue Bird has put me on the list of writers to play the blue bird just got to get back up there soon , I would like to play the Key West Songwriters Festival ,
We are playing the Pensacola songwriters festival Oct 2012
And the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival Nov. 2012
I would like to play some tropical islands gigs , resorts and all.
(TRB)Tell us about your most memorable performance.
(SY) Wow there been some many , The lone palm airport was a cool gig , lu lu’s in gulf shores for frankbrown songwriters festival , landshark bar and grill in Pensacola , I do think the best is yet to come , with a song on the main country charts the offers are coming in , gonna be a cool ride and live with guitar and steeldrums now the sound is there … lots more to come …. For sure!
(TRB)What is the best way for your fans to stay in touch?
Steven Youngblood trop rocker
Songwriter , artist , Broadcaster
Live Duo Steven & Sandra Youngblood
Take me back to the water tropical style.
Steven & Sandra do this perfectly. Their music brings to life the visions of umbrella drinks on the beach soaking up the sun without a care in the world. Steven & Sandra have achieved what they set out to do with their music.
Steven & Sandra want people to listen to their music and just relax. Their lyrics are fun and so true. Each song shows us their personality. Writing fun loving music that fits their lifestyle. Steven is comfortable playing his guitar, beach side, while he breathes in the salt air that pumps through his veins and Sandra on the steel drum add’s that island flavor
Steven has had a great year , With his hit on The New Music Weekly Country Charts as a Songwriter and Artist with “Guitars & Fishing Poles” , #8 july 15thweek , and Aug 7th week #4 , plus # 4 on the new music weekly indie charts. …
In the top 10 for weeks on the NMW Country.
Steven songs also hit the Roots music charts world wide exposure .
Steven & Sandra are working as a songwriting team with a few new songs to hit the charts soon , who knows a #1 could be on it’s way…
Check steven & Sandra out , @ Pensacola songwriters festival oct 2012 or the Frank brown songwriters festival in nov 2012
Steven also been busy promoting trop rock music , He partnered with magic broadcasting and took a A.M. signal and created the first 24/7 trop rock radio station. which also can be heard over the internet on www.tunein.com wpcf . The station is trop rock 1290 in panama city beach , fl. There also plans for a F.M. station soon too.
Trop rock 1290 , has bridge the commercial air ways as a marketing format that is gonna help all trop rockers and hopefully start trop rock as a format world wide on commercial radio.
Trop rock 1290 is mix of all the trop rock artist along with Reggae and the Newest country songs. Mainly trop rocks indie artists . trop rock 1290 has listerns all over the world and growing everyday. Steven has been busy help carry the format forward into the main stream world …..