Don Middlebrook
Don Middlebrook



"Mid-Michigan's resident beach boy delivers his finest island/country-folk album yet, sure to get Parrotheads soaring with umbrella drinks in tow. The 14-track collection even includes his nostalgic “April in the D” Tigers tribute from a couple of years back. Includes a DVD . . . Michigan artists come through with compelling new releases."

John Sinkevics | The Grand Rapids Press

Sunday, December 18, 2011



"You've clearly outdone yourself here! (Talespin CD/DVD) I liked all the songs, but the title cut, in my humble opinion, really stands out, and I'm debuting it on tomorrow's show."

'Larry Jackson' Rochester

Program Director

Blue Ox Radio, 97.7 FM

Eureka, California



"This is a fantastic CD, HIGHLY recommended!"  

 Jeff Pike



"I love your songwriting style think you should pick up a few hits, great songs well written!"  

Steven Youngblood  

Trop Rock 1290



“This is probably the best sharing ever done for anyone’s fans. Great pic’s lots of memories ... and great music. You’re going to get thousands of requests..."

Shel Rader

Walled Lake, MI



“My little monkeys and I have been dancing around the living room all afternoon listening and watching your fun picture slide show and great new tunes!"

~Love, Lisa”

Lisa Rena Potter



“Great stuff!  Very original sound, engineering is great!  See you in Key West!"

Edward Meyer

Station Manager

Island Dreamz Radio



“I just listened to/watched Don Middlebrook’s new release, “Talespin”.  Many consider Don the original Trop Rocker.   This CD is a must for all Trop Rock fans.

I enjoyed the cd, a more introspective side of Don Middlebrook.  The songs are about life, friends, history, bikers and flyers.

Talespin is going to be added to the play rotation on Trop Rock Radio on Live365." 

Ron Verhei

Trop Rock Radio

Bothell, WA



“Don, just wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed Talespin.   Took it with me on this week's road trip and really like what you did. Congrats on another great album, always enjoy your unique, very personal writing style." 

Mark Mulligan

"Mulligan's Island"



“Saugatuck-based singer-songwriter Don Middlebrook carries a love for tropical music or "trop-rock," as he lovingly calls it. As Middlebrook sees it, he's on a mission to bring an easygoing, Gulf Coast vibe to the chilly northern states. The set rings with high-energy, tropical-sounding rock that whisks the listener away to a warmer, more relaxing place."

Anne Erickson / Lansing State Journal



"Awesome CD!"

Denise Kruger



"Well wasted time" is my latest BEST song..........and my new motto to live by !!!"

Rog Garner



"I have listened to 'Talespin' over & over and am starting to wake up singing lines from several of his new songs...always the sign of great new music! I love it, Don! "

Debbie Hess



"Don, you're just too smooth for words... brings back the sunshine of summer!"

Randy Markey



Mary Jo Matues



"Read this great article on singer/songwriter Don Middlebrook (http://www.dailycommercial.com/LIFE/enjoy/112611troprocker) ... then go out and order his CDs! The latest one, Talespin, hasn't left my CD player since I left Key West over a month ago!"

Diane 'Greenwoman' Wickes



"Aloha Don! It sure was great seeing you & Laurie in Key West! We always enjoy hangin' with you! And, of course, listening to you sing as well! Lol! And I have to mention this...you ALWAYS make me feel so special when you say hi to me during the middle of one of your songs! Lol!  I am LOVIN' the new cd! It's really good! It's so nice to have me some new music of yours! The 'old' ones get played a lot, so this is quite exciting!"

Debbie Hess


“Don Middlebrook, a Michigan based Singer Songwriter, has just released a Trop Rock Gem called “Talespin”. . .  Every song tells a new story, each one as interesting as the next. The album closes with a heartfelt cover of the Buffett classic “A Pirate Looks at Forty”, which is extremely well done!  The musicians on board are all amazing as well, including Chris Corey on keyboards, Hank Mowrey on harmonica, Angela Fata singing background vocals, Steve Ewers on drums and Hank Horton on bass."

Todd Donnelly

Mr. Meyers Band


“I'm so pleased that Talespin is doing so well! It's a wonderful piece of work.”

Dianne 'Greenwoman' Wickes



"His road is paved with friendships, and if you meet him, you might wind up in a song, whether you're the woman firing up the bubbles in 'Hot Tub Junkie' or the Mount Dora business owners of Tiki Mon beachwear in 'Light Up the Night'.
’I'm just a sponge. I love it. They're my songs,' Middlebrook said of his friends and fans. ‘You can't even make this stuff up. They come to me, and I take notes.’”

Chris Gerbase / The Commercial Record





Rick Schellhammer

Enjoy your music very much. I also work with an old friend of yours, Pete Cooley, here in Jackson.


Ron Howze

Good Morning Don! Still loving the new cd!


James Walley

Got the cd, don, put all the songs on my playlist. In fact, played 3 in-a-row to start off the day yesterday. Thanks again


Dick Beatty

Melinda Young brags about your music all the time, so I think we should be friends.

Stacey K. Brown

I'm going to see Don Middlebrook, this weekend!!! What a great way to kick off my birthday week! So excited.....now watch this week will drag on and on and on. 

Jimmy D Radzinski-jdGordon
Hey folks, met a great musician during a book signing over the weekend, fella's name is Don Middlebrook. I got my hands on his new CD titled Talespin, its good stuff for you Trop rock folks out there. If you haven't yet, check him out. Cheerio!
Yvonne Berry
Listened to my CD of you all the way to Jacksonville Florida this week! LOVE IT! :-)
Katie Port Brummett
Had a great evening at Cheeseburger in Paradise with friends, listening to Don Middlebrook. Thanks to the Hollidays for letting me join them at their table and thanks to Don for playing all my favorite songs.
Patrick Clancy
Don - thanks for the comp copy of Talespin! I've been playing a few tracks per show on ONE PARTICULAR HARBOUR radio here in MD. Thanks again. Great album!


Allison Keller    

LOVE IT!! It's IMPOSSIBLE to pic a favorite song. The DVD is FAB too!! Was SO surprised to see the SCPHC 2010 MOTM's group pic and our 2011 annual pool party "Fins Up" pic!! Thanks for playing at our event last weekend. You need to get to the Fort more often! You should get some gig's on the deck in the summer months at Dicky's Wild Hare or at El Azteca or Hall's Gas House Deck on the river!!!


Rog Garner  

GREAT CD and DVD !!!!


Melinda Young

Talespin is a GREAT CD! Good job to Living Soul! Now, you all go buy it :))



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