Bob Karwin


Updated 09/15/12

Updated 4/16/14

Welcome to the official web site of Southern California's own Trop Rock singer, songwriter, and Sand Dollar Millionaire, Bob Karwin. What is "Trop Rock?" It's one party country music, one part beachside bonfire and a whole bunch of good friends having a good time. Imagine Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson and the Eagles jamming after a night of rum jumbies. Now you've got it. So come on in, the virtual water is nice.......


I am pleased to announce some upcoming live shows, including a mini-tour of Texas and the Gulf Coast in June.  Check out the Calendar page for that info.

My new album, “Nowhere to Hide” is finally out.  It features all new acoustic material. Not just “Bob and a guitar” acoustic, but real rootsy stuff. Dobro, harmonica, stand up bass, the whole shebang.  The album has 11 new original tunes, plus a version of the 1977 classic “Amnesia” by New England area legends, The Pousette-Dart Band.  You can order a hard copy here in the Island Store or on line at your favorite outlet (iTunes, etc.) If you order a hard copy, let me know if you want it signed. Oh, and the cover was painted by my 10 year old daughter, Olivia. Not bad, huh?

Oh, the album will also have a bonus track of my Christmas tune “Coconut for Christmas.”  Shhhh...don’t tell anyone.

The Calendar Has Been Updated

I have filled in the Calendar with some new dates in 2014.  Possibly more to come.  Come on out and say “hi.”

“Like” Me on Facebook and @ me on Twitter

I have set up a Facebook page for the music stuff.  I use it as a blog, posting pictures, super current updates, and notes from the road. Click here to go there and like it to get in on it. I’m also on Twitter now at @bobkarwin. 

Contact Bob

If you have any questions, comments of photos you would like to send me, you can reach me any time at 


Now Playing

May 15-18, 2014
Phins to the West
Laughlin, NV

June 18-21, 2014
South Texas Tour

August 2, 2014
Parrot Grande
Phoenix, AZ

Go to the Calendar page for complete show info


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