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Jimmy Buffett Blake Shelton Bob Marley

Genres You Will Love
Rock: Tropical Rock Moods: Featuring Guitar Country: Americana Country: Progressive Country Country: Country Blues

By Location
United States - NY - Upstate NY United States - New York

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Big Papa & the Escape Key Band

Acoustic TropRock with a Key West Feel - Your Cabin Fever Reliever!​

Who wishes they could drop everything and stay on holiday full time? Big Papa, that's who! Big Papa was created out of the simple idea that there must be a way to follow your dreams and make a career out of it. Warren "Big Papa" Harman has been chasing that idea for decades now. This perpetual college student left his first job to play in a blues band and ended up a professional MC, DJ and Karaoke Host. It wasn't long before he owned his own pub with regular weekly entertainment.

And then, an amazing thing happened - after 17 years of marriage, his daughter Jessica was born! Now it was time for the kid to attempt to grow up. It didn't work - Being a Papa was the greatest dream so far. A love for Jimmy Buffett and guitar turned into a great outlet to continue refusing to grow up. Big Papa was born from the kid in all of us.

The Escape Key Band requires a little explanation. For years, Papa tried to find a group of people in Northern NY who were as crazy about island music as he was but none were to be found (at least not in the mountain region of St. Lawrence County) so the All Digital Backing Band was originally just a laptop of MIDI backing tracks. Over time, the Escape Key Band has developed into a professional, yet invisible high-tech backing band that operates directly from the floor. They are always on time, always in tune and never miss a practice - unlike Big Papa.

In 2014 Big Papa found himself checking out professional recording studios in Central NY for a BIG project. He finally found a home in SkyCow Studios in Phoenix NY. The original TropRock recordings that developed as a result of the input of several local artists takes the Big Gig to the next level. I hope you enjoy your flight. Please leave your tray tables wherever you like and leave all your baggage at the baggage claim.

This ain't no dress rehearsal. Trop-Rock for all those who will listen. Celebrate life.

Acoustic TropRock with a sense of humor - Warren "Peace" Harman is Big Papa!