Hi, I am Bob Durand. I am a Trop-a-holic.

singer/songwriter, guitarist, drummer and percussionist.

The Back Story of “Act of Faith”

The Back Story of “Act of Faith”

All of the New Orleans songwriters I know have Katrina songs. Whatever the degree of impact, if you lived here at the time, you felt it. Life was somehow different; uncertain, tenuous and unpredictable. I was one of the lucky ones who didn’t lose a home, but my employment situation was questionable. People were gone, infrastructure was down, much of Orleans Parish was underwater for weeks. Joan...

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PARDI GRAS 2017

PARDI GRAS 2017

I keep trying to spread the gospel of Pardi Gras to everyone, but especially my New Orleans brethren. I’m actually quite amazed that Trop Rock doesn’t have a larger presence in my hometown, and hope that exposure to the great musical acts at Pardi Gras might generate more interest. This year’s event enjoyed typically fine weather, especially for the Saturday street party. I met up with a lot of...

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Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

Coldplay, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Creed, Linkin Park, Luke Bryan,  Dave Matthews Band, Nickelback, Garth Brooks and Kiss. A list of million selling artists? Artists nominated for major awards? Kings of radio airplay? Nope. I did a little research online, and also talked to my musician friends, and these are some of the artists listed as belonging to the group of most-hated or least-respected...

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“Living in the Real LA” Video

“Living in the Real LA” Video

I wanted to share a quick (and raw) video Joan did of my new song, “Living in the real LA” taken on our dock in Gulf Shores, Alabama at sunset. I love this place! Hope you enjoy, Bob

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Bob is on Eric Babin’s Big Beach Happy Hour on Radio A1A on Friday 4/29th!

Bob is on Eric Babin’s Big Beach Happy Hour on Radio A1A on Friday 4/29th!

Please join me Friday April 29th for Eric Babin’s Big Beach Happy Hour on Radio A1A: Music for the Road to Paradise. The fun starts at 5 Keys time, 4 CDT. We’ll be talking about my new CD, Just Another Day, as well as Trop Rock music in general. We will be sampling a tropical cocktail and I’ll play a few songs, including at least one that isn’t on the new CD. If you’re not able to join us in...

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The Shore Radio!

The Shore Radio!

I would like to send out a big thank you to Millie Marie Taylor and the good folks at The Shore Radio for adding my CD, Just Another Day, to their rotation and welcoming me to their musical family. It’s always a pleasure to share the airwaves with my fellow Trop Rockers! So please give The Shore a listen at http://www.wnyshoreradio.com/ . I would be honored to have you request my songs and to...

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