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South of the Border Sombrero Tower Song – Popp Over America June 4th, 2017

When I was a kid, I visited South of the Border on the way from New Jersey to Florida. We went up in the big sombrero observation tower and ended up getting stuck atop the structure for over an hour. Well wouldn’t you know it that some 40 years later I’m stuck up here again. Good thing I at least had my guitar. Please visit

Stuck here on a big sombrero
Stuck here with no place left to go
Stuck here on a big sombrero
Sometimes life ain’t no fair you know

South of the Border something ain’t right
The whole place is a Mexican stereotype
Got Pedro on siesta it’s obscene
Hey South of the Border get into 2017

Stuck here on a big sombrero
Stuck here with no place left to go
Stuck here on a big sombrero
Sometimes life at no fair you know

Sena Sponsors Popp Over America

Popp Over America is proud to announce that Sena is now a sponsor. The “go to” name in bluetooth helmet headset devices will be providing their top of the the line Sena 10C Motorcycle Bluetooth Camera and Communication System. The device will provide a much missing element for Popp Over America – onboard commentary with video. I had been experimenting with a GoPro and a separate recording device, but got frustrated with sync, aiming, and wobble issues. The Sena 10C will provide a very slick way to get video quickly captured and posted. Thank so much Sena. I’ll make you proud!

Can’t Keep Up with Road Edits! Popp Over America – June 1, 2017

Sorry everybody, I thought I could keep up with edits on the road, but its cutting into the time meeting people! I’ll be editing when I finish the tour as originally planned. Friend me up on Facebook though for Facebook Live broadcasts. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter as well. Links Below!

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New River Gorge Bridge Song – May 28, 2017

I ventured to the famous New River Gorge Bridge n West Virginia and jammed an improv song about the metaphor of a bridge in relation to making important life decisions. I’ve tried a lot of crazy things in my life, and although some of my ideas didn’t work out perfectly, I believe I’m better for trying. Sometimes you just gotta to cross that bridge!

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Cross That Bridge

If you’re feeling down
And feeling blue
And you don’t know
What to do
Take it from me
I’ve been around
Up and down
Every side of town

You gotta cross
Cross that bridge

I’ve been around
Seen some things
And I don’t know
What the future brings
I’m gonna say
There’s so much more
That’s never been
Out there before

The Brown Hotel or Freddie’s Bar in Louisville? – May 27, 2017

I couldn’t score a gig in Louisville so I wrote a song in the hotel room. I think my goal now is to write a song about each state instead of playing my old material at different venues and showing that over and over. I’ll still play gigs, but new songs are more fun to see I’m guessing. Here’s a tune about my time in Louisville. A “Hot Brown” is a Louisville food specialty. Turkey, cheese, bacon, Mornay sauce, and toast points. It’s awesome!

Started out in a hotel bar
Eating a hot brown
I felt like the king
The king this town


Stumbled into a perfect dive
The people were jubilant and alive
Here every one is a star
Only at Freddie’s bar

Think I’ll leave the opulence
Off to the side
Don’t need a guided cage
To be locked inside

Nashville Ain’t So Bad After All! Popp Over America – May 26th, 2017

Popp Over America – May 26th, 2017
I finally found some original music in Nashville! A big thanks to Janet and Charles Cox for hosting the Songwriter’s Night and Guitar Pool at Bobby’s Idle Hour.

I’m posting some “From the Road” videos for Popp Over America. When the Tour is over at the end of August 2017 I will do real edits and post audio to create episodes. Enjoy and visit !

Popp Over America – Nashville, TN – May 25th, 2017

Trying to up my game for my “From the Road” content. I shot, recorded, mixed, and edited this song in under 3 hours.  I was walking around Broadway in Nashville yesterday and could not find any original music! Hopefully the writer’s night at Bobby’s Idle Hour I’m attending tonight will restore my faith…


Rolled up on my bike today
Saw a sky filled with cranes
The new “it” city of the south
Right from the Chamber of Commerce mouth

There’s a million places to play
But there’s really nowhere to play
Bars filled with cover tune guys
If I hear “Wagon Wheel” again I’m gonna die

What have they done to this town
Legislated the soul right out
Made from the blood of country stars
Now it costs thirty bucks to park your car.

Only here for a couple of days
Don’t think I’l return this way
Think of the songs this place made
Watch as the gold records tarnish and fade

What have they done to this town
Legislated the soul right out
Made from the blood of country stars
Costs thirty bucks to park your car

Costs thirty bucks just to park your car