Being a Key West Artist and What’s In The Hopper!

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Take my book, “Bar Tales” for example. I can’t find one
other book that is available on Amazon, out of something like 20,000,000 (Twenty
million) available books, which is about bar stories from the customer’s side
of the bar. This wasn’t my intent, but when I finished writing it I thought it
would be a good idea to see what others wrote on the same subject. Oh, there
were books on bars, how to run them, guides to bars in various cities, how to
mix drinks from a particular bar’s recipe, but nothing on stories about the
antics that go on with customers. I didn’t set out to do this, I only
discovered it after the book was completed! Apparently I blazed a new trail and
never knew it! HA HA!

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Additionally, I’m different from a musical structure point
of view. This stems from my major influences in my musical interests. Almost
all Trop Rock musicians’ number one influence is Jimmy Buffet. I love Jimmy
Buffett. He’s a great songwriter and I have the highest respect for him. For
myself, bands and artists such as The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead,
The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Dire Straits, Antonio
Carlos Jobim, Santana, The Who, Martin Denny, the improvisation found in some
of the said groups, as well as jazz,  all
play a very much larger influence in what I do. All of that mixed in with the
Tropical feel and lifestyle that Buffett brought to light, as well as living right
here in Key West, the source, is what my music is. It’s bound to sound
different. Story wise, it’s based on a local perspective. Locals and visitors
will get it, tourists wont. Additionally, an artist is someone who creates. All
artists have influences of course, but the artist creates, we don’t copy. DK’s
observation made my night! What he said was actually a great contradiction,
without being a contradiction at all, because although it was between the
lines, it point blank at the same time. DK stated my music is original! As an
artist, thank you DK!

What’s in store for the future? Well, I had a bit of a
bombshell dropped on me around a month ago in that Dan Simpson, resident musician
and recording engineer for thirty five years here in Key West, is pulling up
stakes and moving to Ashville, N.C.!  Dan
produced my album “Shanghai’d and Marooned in Key West (things could be worse)”,
to the extent that engineer and producer Shelley Liebowitz (Miles Davis, The Rolling
Stones, Ella Fitzgerald, Dr. John, … etc) wrote me from Los Angeles and said “Chris
I love your album!”. It was in the cards that he’d do the same on my next
project album “Jump Into de Fi-Ya!”.  Regretfully apparently those cards had a
couple of Jokers in them and their name is Ashville, N.C.

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My book “Bar Stories” is available through Amazon! At this moment it has 12
five star ratings! Only $3.99!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Bar-Stories-Semi-Fictional-Adventure-Tour-Witnessed-ebook/dp/B01AHKCY1K/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-textie=UTF8qid=1457639261sr=1-1keywords=bar+stories

To obtain my music:

My CD is available on iTunes, CD Baby, CD Universe, Rhapsody, and Beachfront
Radio.

Search: Key West Chris

Thank you everyone!!

Salty Soul Jeep Shirts

Article source: http://keywestmusic.blogspot.com/2016/04/being-key-west-artist-and-whats-in.html

Being a Key West Artist and What’s In The Hopper!

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Take my book, “Bar Tales” for example. I can’t find one
other book that is available on Amazon, out of something like 20,000,000 (Twenty
million) available books, which is about bar stories from the customer’s side
of the bar. This wasn’t my intent, but when I finished writing it I thought it
would be a good idea to see what others wrote on the same subject. Oh, there
were books on bars, how to run them, guides to bars in various cities, how to
mix drinks from a particular bar’s recipe, but nothing on stories about the
antics that go on with customers. I didn’t set out to do this, I only
discovered it after the book was completed! Apparently I blazed a new trail and
never knew it! HA HA!

 photo Meaboard_zpsaab276d9.jpg

Additionally, I’m different from a musical structure point
of view. This stems from my major influences in my musical interests. Almost
all Trop Rock musicians’ number one influence is Jimmy Buffet. I love Jimmy
Buffett. He’s a great songwriter and I have the highest respect for him. For
myself, bands and artists such as The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead,
The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Dire Straits, Antonio
Carlos Jobim, Santana, The Who, Martin Denny, the improvisation found in some
of the said groups, as well as jazz,  all
play a very much larger influence in what I do. All of that mixed in with the
Tropical feel and lifestyle that Buffett brought to light, as well as living right
here in Key West, the source, is what my music is. It’s bound to sound
different. Story wise, it’s based on a local perspective. Locals and visitors
will get it, tourists wont. Additionally, an artist is someone who creates. All
artists have influences of course, but the artist creates, we don’t copy. DK’s
observation made my night! What he said was actually a great contradiction,
without being a contradiction at all, because although it was between the
lines, it point blank at the same time. DK stated my music is original! As an
artist, thank you DK!

What’s in store for the future? Well, I had a bit of a
bombshell dropped on me around a month ago in that Dan Simpson, resident musician
and recording engineer for thirty five years here in Key West, is pulling up
stakes and moving to Ashville, N.C.!  Dan
produced my album “Shanghai’d and Marooned in Key West (things could be worse)”,
to the extent that engineer and producer Shelley Liebowitz (Miles Davis, The Rolling
Stones, Ella Fitzgerald, Dr. John, … etc) wrote me from Los Angeles and said “Chris
I love your album!”. It was in the cards that he’d do the same on my next
project album “Jump Into de Fi-Ya!”.  Regretfully apparently those cards had a
couple of Jokers in them and their name is Ashville, N.C.

 photo IanShaw_zps1bc2b081.jpg

My book “Bar Stories” is available through Amazon! At this moment it has 12
five star ratings! Only $3.99!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Bar-Stories-Semi-Fictional-Adventure-Tour-Witnessed-ebook/dp/B01AHKCY1K/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-textie=UTF8qid=1457639261sr=1-1keywords=bar+stories

To obtain my music:

My CD is available on iTunes, CD Baby, CD Universe, Rhapsody, and Beachfront
Radio.

Search: Key West Chris

Thank you everyone!!

Salty Soul Jeep Shirts

Article source: http://keywestmusic.blogspot.com/2016/04/being-key-west-artist-and-whats-in.html