Rest In Peace “My Buddy”

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Coffee Butler –  Rest In Peace “My Buddy” On Saturday, Feb 12, 2022, the community came together to show our love and to celebrate the life of the wonderful Lofton Ambrose Butler. During the writing of my first book, “The Soul of Key West”, about our local musicians, I kept hearing stories about Coffee Butler […]

Coffee Butler – a true Key West legend

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Coffee Butler –  a true Key West legend The following words cannot do justice to the talent of this amazing human being. The City of Key West honored him by naming the new amphitheater, the Coffee Butler Amphitheater. The honor was well earned. Lofton Ambrose Butler was born in Bahama Village in 1928 into a […]

Key West Version of the Buena Vista Social Club

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Key West Version of the Buena Vista Social Club By Ralph De Palma   With help from family and friends, I was able to talk Coffee Butler out of retirement to help launch my second volume of The Soul of Key West at a December 2015 concert. Since that sold-out concert, “Coffee Butler and Friends” […]