Featured Artist – Rich McGuire – Schooner & The Wharf Rats

Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 10:17 pm


 Schooner – the colorful frontman of top-rated trop rockers Conch Republic – went solo in 2012 after following his heart to the beach. Happily calling Sarasota his new home port, Schooner brings his own unique style of trop rock to beach bars and crab shacks all along the Gulf Coast.

Schooner has lived and played in some of America’s mostexotic and notorious ports of call, from Key West to Captiva, Miami to Memphis, as well as Cincinnati, Nashville, St. Louis and Beaufort, SC, among many others. He’s played bars, backyard barbecues, ball parks, beach parties, country clubs, wineries and corporate events all over the South, Midwest and Florida.

But his first true love remains bringing the beach to Parrot Head Clubs!

Schooner entertains with a mix of Jimmy Buffett classics and tropical tunes from Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, Harry Belafonte, and some lesser-known tropically tinged performers. (Do You Like Piña Coladas, anyone?) We’ve posted a sample of his song list, but that’s just a start.

Schooner released his debut solo CD in the fall of 2012, Mid-Life Vices, featuring seven original songs including In Arrears Drinking Beers, Pier Pressure and Shit Hit the Fan.

And if you’re looking for a bit of the beach to liven up your party, he’s your mon!

The follow up project to Mid-Life Vices, called Footsteps in the Sand, has an expected release date of August 2013. It will include ten original trop rock tunes plus original cover art by Koz, of Koz’s Green World Gallery in Key West, Florida.

Come out and catch a show! You won’t regret it!

Schooner’s Website

Song List

This is just a sampling of the songs that Schooner performs.
Schooner Originals — In Arrears Drinking Beer©, Shit Hits the Fan©, Pier Pressure©, Mid-Life Vices©, Thar She Blows©, The List©, Keep a Weather Eye©, I Did What?©, and more…
Buffett Songs You Know By Heart – A Pirate Looks At 40, Boat Drinks, Changes is Latitudes/Changes in Attitudes, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Come Monday, Fins, Margaritaville, Pencil Thin Mustache, Son of a Sailor, Volcano, Why Don’t We…
“Old” Jimmy Buffett – Cowboy in the Jungle, Defying Gravity, Distantly In Love, Havana Daydreaming, In the Shelter, Mañana, Migration, No Plane on Sunday, Tin Cup Chalice, Trying To Reason With the Hurricane Season, Nautical Wheelers, Jolly Mon, and many more…
“New” Jimmy Buffett – Bama Breeze, Boats to Build, Five O’clock Somewhere, Breathe In Breathe Out Move On,  Piece of Work, and many more…

Kenny Chesney — Key’s In the Conch Shell, When the Sun Goes Down, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem

Beatles — I’ve Just Seen a Face, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

Zac Brown Band — Knee Deep, Toes, Where the Boat Leaves From, Free

Tracy Byrd — Ten Rounds (with Jose Cuervo)

Harry Belafonte — Jamaica Farewell, Jump in Line/Shake Senora

Stephen Bishop — On and On

Garth Brooks — Two Piña Coladas

David Alan Coe — You Don’t Even Call Me by My Name

Sam Cooke — Another Saturday Night

Crosby, Stills & Nash — Southern Cross

Billy Currington — People Are Crazy

Del Shannon — Runaway

Drifters — Under the Boardwalk

Frankie Ford — Sea Cruise

Steve Goodman — City of New Orleans

Bertie Higgins — Key Largo

Rupert Holmes — The Piña Colada Song

Toby Keith — Red Solo CupI Love This Bar

Van Morrison — Brown Eyed Girl

Harry Nilsson — Everybody’s Talking at Me, Lime in the Coconut

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — American Dream, Dry Town

Blake Shelton — Some Beach Somewhere

Simon & Garfunkel — Loves Me Like a Rock, Me You & Julio

James Taylor — Mexico

The Who — Squeeze Box

Jessie Winchester — Gentleman of Leisure

Ringo Starr — The No No Song

Dion — Run Around Sue

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