Like many beach bums, Rich followed his heart to the beach in 2012, setting a new goal in life — never travel north of I-10 (unless it’s for a trop rock performance, of course!) Happily calling Sarasota his new home port, Schooner brings his own unique style of trop rock to beach bars, crab shacks and Parrot Head house parties all across Florida and beyond.
Rich has lived and played in some of America’s most exotic and notorious ports of call, from Key West to Captiva, Miami to Memphis, New Orleans to Nashville, as well as Cincinnati, Orlando, St. Louis and Beaufort, SC, among many others. He’s played backyard barbecues, ball parks, beach parties, country clubs, wineries and corporate events all over the South, Midwest and Florida.
But his first true love remains bringing the beach to Parrot Head Clubs! Rich entertains with a mix of Jimmy Buffett classics and tropical tunes from Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, Harry Belafonte, and some lesser-known tropically tinged performers. (Do You Like Piña Coladas, anyone?)
My Own Private Island, Rich’s third CD was released in February 2016. It’s a collection of songs about life and laughter on the Gulf Coast of his beloved Florida.