I will come out and say it. I will be scoffed at by classic country lovers, scorned by many Texans but I can take the heat.
When I moved to Belize, at the age of 33, I’d never heard of Jerry Jeff Walker.
I grew up in suburban New Jersey! Our FM radio didn’t even have a country station between the years of 1996 and 2013! The only country music that I was exposed to as a child were the two 8-track cartridges my dad playing in our station wagon when my mother was not a passenger. Johnny Cash and Kenny Rogers – both greatest hits.
Another island favorite and Texas music star is headed to the island a bit later in the month. Kelly McGuire, Texas singer songwriter and lover of Belize is coming down for his 7th? 8th? birthday bash here on the island.
His music is country…trop-rock…with songs like “Boat in Belize” and “Blame it on Buffett”, his music and story telling shows are super fun.
I have been to a Boat LOAD of his shows.
And Kelly’s schedule is still a work in progress but put February 6th on your schedule for his big birthday party at Palapa Bar – it’s also a fundraiser for the SAGA Humane Society – a cause very near and dear to his heart.
And don’t forget to get your TICKETS for Estel’s BBQ COOK-OFF…I’ve been a judge with Kelly…I’ve been a judge with Jerry Jeff!
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See you soon... you can thank me when you get here!