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

singer/songwriter, guitarist, drummer and percussionist.

New Music: Random Wind

NEW MUSIC MONDAY! This song was written with my friend Ranzy (Buddy) Morgan. We were on a Jerry Diaz cruise in the BVI, and saw a boat named Random Wind. Originally we thought it would be a good title for a funny song. Later, Buddy gave me handwritten lyrics and this song was born! If you like this, check out trop-a-holic.com...

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New Music: I Raise a Toast to You

New Music: I Raise a Toast to You

Happy Monday everyone, or should I say Happy New Music Monday! We started this last week, and we will actually roll out a new song on Monday this week, instead of Thursday (hey—there are always glitches when you try something new). Last week, you heard my new song Palm Tree Poet. Today, I’m debuting another brand new song, written in January 2018. This song is all about how great it feels to be...

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New Music: Palm Tree Poet

New Music: Palm Tree Poet

NEW MUSIC MONDAYS (a few days late…) Some of you know that I am still tied to the desk job, and those 9-5 constraints get in the way of playing music sometimes. Even though I have a couple of CD’s out—Just Another Day and Living in the Real L.A., I don’t get out there among my Parrothead brethren nearly often enough. So I’ve decided to do some videos of some of my other songs, new and old,...

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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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