We had the good fortune of connecting with Troy Cook and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Troy, where are you from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
My Dad hosted a trivia game show on the radio for 25 years, so I was brought up behind the scenes in the radio industry. That exposure along with my passion for music since the age of 6 has lead me down a path of music and entertainment. Today, I own and operate an entertainment business (TNT Entertainment), sing and play guitar for a local rock band (Ready Set Survive), and host a local music podcast (Palapalooza) to align my self with that purpose.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Palapalooza features Southern California based local musicians. We interview them and have them perform a couple acoustic songs. Available on all streaming platforms, and video available on YouTube.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Can’t beat our beautiful beaches here in San Diego! I would likely take them down to Coronado, then to a live show at the legendary Casbah. We also love Seaport Village, Balboa Park, and local hiking spots.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
So many people to thank for this local podcast. First and foremost, the amazing local music scene here in San Diego. Without the musicians, the podcast would be non-existent. I have to acknowledge my Dad for exposing me to the radio industry at a young age, and both my Mom and my Dad for getting me involved with music at a young age.