Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jimmy and the Parrots News and Updates - Clinton County, Here We Come! Plus Lots More Coming Soon!

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Subject: Jimmy and the Parrots News and Updates - Clinton County, Here We Come! Plus Lots More Coming Soon!
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Greetings,

"Heart-y" thanks to everyone who joined us for part of their Valentine's weekend!  Friday night's Jimmy and Big Daddy Duo show at Beverly Hills Tavern in Sinking Spring, PA, was big fun with a great turnout of so many of our Berks County area friends.  Then, on Sunday, the guys made their way out to Long Island for "Halfway to Buffett" at the Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale, NY.  Again, we were met with a roomful of awesome friends ready to party with a purpose - the Heather Pendergast Fund.  Special thanks to Tradewinds for sharing the stage and their backline with us.  Thanks also to Supah and Tristan of King Wellington for sharing their time and talents with us all as well.  We hope everyone had as much fun last weekend as we did!

This week kicks off a bit early, tomorrow (Thursday), as we head out to Clinton County, IL, for Spring Phling Weekend, hosted by the Clinton County Parrot Head Club.  Check out the flier as well as the details below; we are so looking forward to seeing some of our favorite people during one of our favorite weekends of the year!  






 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEKEND!

Jimmy and Big Daddy
Beverly Hills Tavern
Sinking Spring, PA
February 13, 2015
  


                              
Supah and Jimmy
Halfway to Buffett at the Nutty Irishman
Farmingdale, NY
February 15, 2015


THIS WEEKEND'S SHOWS

Thursday, February 19, 2015
9:00 p.m. - midnight

259 North Main Street
Breese, IL  62230

  
Great food, beverages, and Jimmy solo!
No cover charge!


Friday, February 20, 2015
9:00 p.m. - midnight*

Welcome to Clinton County Party
Bretz Winery
15469 State Route 127
Carlyle, IL  62231

 
Jimmy and Crawdaddy! 
(*7-9 p.m. - Jim Stevens and Rocky Mantia)
Some tickets still remain!


Saturday, February 21, 2015
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.*

Spring Phling 2015
Bretz Winery
15469 State Route 127
Carlyle, IL  62231



Jimmy and the Parrots with Crawdaddy
*Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
Tall Paul and Kristie Bobal - 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Limited Tickets Still Remain!  



COMING ATTRACTIONS!




Saturday, March 28, 2015
Reading, PA 





Saturday, April 11, 2015
Wilmington, DE







Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 19, 2015
(JATP Trio performs on Saturday, April 18)
Mt. Laurel, NJ







Saturday, April 25, 2015
Allamuchy, NJ



PLAN NOW TO VACATION WITH US IN 2015!




February 26 - March 1, 2014
(JATP performs on Saturday, February 28)
Tampa Bay, FL




It's no too late to join us on this bucket list cruise adventure!  








May 16, 2015
Bethany Beach, DE  






June 11-14, 2105
(JATP performs on Saturday, June 13)
Put-in-Bay, OH




Galveston Bay Parrot Head Club's

July 23, 24, 25, 2015
(JATP performs Saturday, July 25)
Galveston, TX





August 14-23, 2015
(JATP performs on Wednesday, August 19)
Caseville, MI



August 28-30, 2015
(JATP performs on Saturday, August 29)
Phoenix, AZ


You're up to date with what's happening in our corner of the world.  Please check out our website for a full and complete schedule of upcoming shows and events.  Thanks for your continued support of the boys in the band,

Mary Beth

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Jimmy and the Parrots News and Updates - Valentine's Eve and "Halfway to Jones Beach" This Weekend!



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Greetings,

Thanks so much to everyone who made last weekend so much fun!   On Friday, Big Daddy joined Jimmy at the Brass Rail, and it was a rockin' good time.  Then, on Saturday, the band made their way out to Long Island for the Metro Parrot Head Club's Frosted Parrot Head Party, and it was one for the books!  Along with Jimmy and the Parrots, Steel Margarita and Tropical Soul joined in on the fun, entertaining the Metros all night long.  To cap it off, our friend Gary U.S. Bonds made a surprise appearance and sang a few tunes with the band.  It's always a pleasure and an honor to make music with such a legendary performer!  
This weekend, Jimmy and Big Daddy are taking their duo show to the Beverly Hills Tavern in Sinking Spring, PA, on Friday, February 13, and then the band is headed back out to Long Island for the 2nd annual "Halfway to Jones Beach" event at the Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale, NY.  Details are below; we are so looking forward to seeing a lot of our friends this weekend!  


WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

Jimmy and Big Daddy
The Brass Rail 
Phillipsburg, NJ
February 6, 2015
  
Hal, Gary U.S. Bonds, and Big Daddy 
Metro PHC's Frosted Parrot Head Party
Plainview, NY
February 7, 2015
                              



THIS WEEKEND'S SHOWS

Friday, February 13, 2015
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

710 Old Fritztown Road
Sinking Spring, PA  19608
610-777-4516



Join Jimmy and Big Daddy on the Sports Bar side of the Beverly Hills Tavern (after your dinner on the Tavern side!) for a fun, Valentine's Eve duo Performance.  Never a cover charge!  
 


Sunday, February 15, 2015
2:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Halfway to Buffett Fundraiser at
323 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY  11706
516-293-9700


We're excited to be heading back to the Nutty for this great party with a purpose!  Live music by Tradewinds and Jimmy and the Parrots with raffles, prizes, and giveaways.  Proceeds benefit the Heather Pendergast Fund



COMING SOON!




Clinton County Parrot Head Club's Spring Phling Weekend

Thursday, February 19, Friday, February 20, and
Saturday, February 21
Breese, IL, and Carlyle, IL 






Saturday, March 28, 2015
Reading, PA 





Saturday, April 11, 2015
Wilmington, DE




PLAN NOW TO VACATION WITH US IN 2015!




February 26 - March 1, 2014
(JATP performs on Saturday, February 28)
Tampa Bay, FL




It's no too late to join us on this bucket list cruise adventure!  








May 16, 2015
Bethany Beach, DE  






June 11-14, 2105
(JATP performs on Saturday, June 13)
Put-in-Bay, OH




Galveston Bay Parrot Head Club's

July 23, 24, 25, 2015
(JATP performs Saturday, July 25)
Galveston, TX





August 14-23, 2015
(JATP performs on Wednesday, August 19)
Caseville, MI



August 28-30, 2015
(JATP performs on Saturday, August 29)
Phoenix, AZ


You're up to date with what's happening in our corner of the world.  Please check out our website for a full and complete schedule of upcoming shows and events.  Thanks for your continued support of the boys in the band,

Mary Beth

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Trop Rockin Ranch Hosts Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe .......


Thom Shepherd , Pepe and Coley McCabe



Thom Shepherd, Pepe, Coley McCabe and
TropRockin.com Tammy Camp








Thom Shepherd introducing us to his 3mth Build-in job
on his travel van "ShowTime".
    Trop Rockin' Ranch outside Austin Texas hosted Thom Shepherd and 
Coley McCabe for about 40 Guests which included a lot of Central Texas ParrotHeads. "You can't make this stuff Up !" was the famous line used by  Thom and Coley as they shared their road stories in "ShowTime" and the wonderful way they write their songs with clips and moments from their everyday life which included a neighbor. This is County Trop Rock with a ride through life's moments of friendship and love.Thom  Shepherd does not leave out Beer Drinkin' - his new cd 
"12 Pack" is just the project that Thom wanted to put out about friendship, working too hard and just needing to cut loose. I give this CD two thumbs and ten toes tapping. I can't wait to have this playing as we float in tubes down the BlackWater River in LA (lower Alabama) Florida. The crowd favorite tended to be the stories behind the making of the video for "Sand in her Shoes". When Thom was finished with the song he had a whole new group of fans adding the "Tropicalifragilsticexpialidocious" CD to their Trop Rock cd collections. Which is a great video that my Uncle has added to his favs. 


CTPHC Member Hogan , Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe
Thom and Coley are a wonderful duo to have on the Ranch or in your Tiki bar for an enjoyable home town style House Concert. Pulling out their Nashville , Texas , Florida and World travel private events with loving stories to share a "Tropicalifragilsticexpialidocious" journey of songs and tales. Don't forget it is Thom that sings his famous song "I Phlocked a Parrothead" every year down there in Key West during MOTM.
Coley McCabe
 Best way to get their Cd's is to go see them "live", host them in your House Concert series or go straight to their websites.
 Coley McCabe has made her own way in Nashville with recording two singles with RCA , accredited song writer and Movie Star in the film "Alabama Love Story" (2004)  . Coley has such passion and heart in her music and style of lyrics with such songs like "I Am A Woman" and "the Biggest thing" shine with hope and desire. Then she brings out the girl next door playful tunes such as "this Ain't the 60's" and "i'm with U". I think Coley put it altogether with "my FAIRYTALE" and "i'm not made That way"singing for every little girl to a grown woman. Living with and through her music is what Coley has put together in her CD titled "it's all about the music" for fans and family.
  If you have watched both these videos attached - you will see the Love and Fun these two have been sharing . I guess if you are having this much fun writing , singing and traveling you should be with the one you love.
  Special Thanks to Bob,Carolyn & Tammy Camp , Thom Shepherd & Coley McCabe , and "Central Texas Parrot Head Club" .
 The Stars are big at night - Deep in the Heart of Texas. Thanks TropRockin Ranch ... As Pepe brayed out "Thom and I share a 20 Carrot Smile"....

       Make sure you turn us on and turn us up - 
 Right here on The Shore wnyshoreradio.com
Cause we play Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe                                        
                                   Cheers xo 
                                          Millie Marie Taylor



Monday, February 9, 2015

The Brittany Buzz - February 2015 Edition



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Season in Full Swing
Things have really picked up here in Bucerias and the Puerto Vallarta area, and despite an unusual high season rainy spell of a few days right around the time of a certain football game that ended incorrectly, it's been beautiful! I have been having a lot of fun with my four regular venues and the occasional special event. Every one of my regular gigs has a unique appeal for me so I am excited for every night I get to pack up my ukulele and head off to do a show. At Que Pasa, we get a full house every time we play (alternating Wednesdays, check your local listings), and because Puerto Vallarta is a big city where I haven't been playing for very long, I meet new fans and friends every week! Every Thursday, I play with guitarist Esteban at Mexico's most famous luxury resort, The Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta. They even send a car to pick me up! Because we play in the lobby of the hotel, we have a lot of people walking by while we play, and it's great to see people walk by with the intention of heading back to their rooms, and instead stopping and listening to us! Esteban and I also play every Friday night for "Dinner with Brittany" at Bistro by the Bay in Bucerias, which is a very cool, artsy place with great food and wine, and so intimate that I feel like anyone who comes, if they're not already friends when they come in, they are by the time they leave! "Dinner with Brittany" has been a full house every Friday since we started, so be sure and make a reservation. If you are in town, you can do that in person at Bistro or the Ladybug Restaurant, and if you are coming to town you can do it on the Bistro Facebook page or by email at ladybugkitchen@gmail.com

And of course I play every Sunday at the Drunken Duck in Bucerias, with my full band, which is always fun because that's where I started. It's where people know me and my music best, and it's a thrill to have people in the audience singing along with my songs. And I love letting loose at the end of the show and getting out on the dance floor with everybody! 


Special Events This Month
I have two special events coming up in February. On Valentine's Day February 14, Esteban and I will be the entertainment for a special Valentine's Day dinner at Bistro by the Bay. And then on Wednesday the 18th of February, I will be doing another special event at Bistro by the Bay, this one a concert with my co-writer/guitarist/producer Rob Hill, who will be in town that week. This is likely the one and only South of the Border show he and I will do together this year, and your only chance to hear some of our original music that isn't part of my usual Mexico repertoire. Don't delay in making your reservation for these events, they are sure to fill up fast!  Check above for how to make your Bistro by the Bay reservations. 

Lodging Discounts in Bucerias
Don't forget if you are traveling to Bucerias and are looking for a great place to stay, my friends at  Villas del Sol  offer you a beautiful and friendly boutique hotel and a ten percent discount for people who come to town to see me! Click the link above to visit their website, and when you make your reservation, let them know you're a Brittany fan, and you'll save some pesos! 

Spring and Summer Tour 2015
We will be announcing the dates for the late spring and early summer concluding leg of the Dream in Blue tour in the next edition of the Buzz. Dates are filling up, but there are still a couple of weekend and several weeknight dates available. Please contact me at booking@BrittanyKingery.com  if you would be interested in hosting a concert in your house, backyard or would like to book me at a restaurant or bar in your area. Here's how things are shaping up regionally, in case you are interested in hosting or attending: May 29-June 4, Southern California and Southwest; June 5-9 Texas; June 10-16 Gulf Coast and Florida; June 17-20 Mid-Atlantic; June 21-28 Northeast US and Ontario; June 29-July 5 Midwest; July 8-12 Pacific Northwest. Though the Dream in Blue officially ends at Laid Back Attack in Olympia on the second weekend in July, we will continue to perform primarily in the Pacfic Northwest . British Columbia and Alberta through Labor Day.

 

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. 

 - Walt Disney
Special Dinner Performance
February 18 at Bistro by the Bay

For the first and only time this season, I am joined by my co-writer Rob Hill for a special dinner concert at Bistro by the Bay in Bucerias on Wednesday February 18 at 7 pm. 
 
Major Sponsors Added to July's "Laid Back Attack" Festival in Olympia
Laid Back Attack XIII is shaping up to be an epic event, coming up in my home town of Olympia Washington, from July 9-12. Registrations are proceeding at a record pace, and it's no wonder with a lineup including some of the biggest names in the trop rock genre, like the Boat Drunks, The Calypso Nuts, Stars on the Water, Thom Shepherd, Tall Paul and Crawdaddy, Kelly McGuire, Girlz Rule, Tropical Soul and MORE! I get to kick off the festival on Thursday evening with Rob Hill and Melanie Howe. The event happens at the Red Lion Hotel. Register or get more info here

The event is presented by the Parrot Heads of Puget Sound, who have recently announced that the Stars and Stripes and the Corona Beer Company have both signed on as presenting sponsors of the event, the proceeds of which benefit the men and women of the armed forces through the USO Northwest! 
A Visit from the Field of Dreams
I had a surprise visit from some folks from the Southern Idaho Parrot Head Club who I had met at a house concert at Dave and Judy Sommer's home in Twin Falls, where I had the unique experience of singing to a corn field in what we ended up naming the "Field of Dreams". It was an awesome night in the corn field in Idaho last summer and another awesome night by the bay in Mexico! 
Musician Mark Mulligan Leads Delegation of Volunteers for Outreach for World Hope
    In the first couple of editions of the Buzz, I've highlighted some of the cool projects and people that are making a positive difference in the lives of people in my home town of Bucerias. This month I want to call attention to the important work being done by my friend and fellow expat musician Mark Mulligan, who does a lot of charitable work in his home town of San Carlos, Sonora, but also reaches across Mexico's southern border to Guatemala, where he and the volunteers and sponsors he inspires are literally saving lives. He and his beautiful wife Elsa and their family just returned from a trip there with a group of volunteers and sponsors who help OWH reach the neediest of the needy, often rescuing children from the late stages of malnutrition and bringing them back to good health. 
   I am such an admirer of Mark, not only because he is such a hard working musician and entertainer but because he really lives in the truth that wealth and success are measured not in what you accumulate but in what you are able to give. I'd love to have Mark and some other trop rocking musician friends come visit us in Bucerias next season for a trop rock music festival! 
    You can learn more about Mark and his music and his service projects here and all about Outreach for World Hope here
 

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