A Sight and Sound To Behold

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Bill Blue & Caffeine Carl Wagoner –  A sight and sound to behold by Ralph De Palma Bill Blue and “Caffeine” Carl Wagoner have been friends and playing music together for over three decades. It started at one of the first Hemingway Days Festivals in 1984 when high school student Carl Wagoner’s first band, Bad […]

The Legend of Trumpet Bob

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The Annual Crooks Second Line Celebration is a special New Orleans style tribute to our loved ones that have passed on. The internationally famous drummer and long-time Key West resident Richard Crooks passed after a long illness in late 2014. Richard had been a musician’s musician all his life.  He specialized in making songs better […]

Becoming A Music Town

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  In 2011 while sitting in the Smoking Tuna at the 2nd Annual Key West Musicians Festival – I began to realize there was something special happening in Key West. There were six musicians on stage entertaining, about ten more near the bar enjoying the performance, and another thirty musicians on the schedule. We were […]