For the past few years Mitch Woods from California and Key West's "Pianimal" Barry Cuda have been meeting at the Green Parrot for a "Boogie Woogie Throwdown, Showdown".
This year Mitch spent a week playing all over town with a group of Key Wests musicians taking his Rocket 88's to new levels. These photos are from the "Throwdown" at the Parrot, Friday's jam at the funky BO's Fishwagon, and with Blues Man Larry Baeder at Virgilios. The music was fantastic and we hope Mitch makes Key West a regular stop.
RELEASED: November 22, 2013 at The Studios of Key West the celebration of Key West Music and the release of my new book "THE SOUL OF KEY WEST" is available at:
Ralph De Palma website link:http://www.rwdepalma.com/shop
Its about all of our favorite Key West musicians.
I've interviewed 46 Key West musicians over the past year. I've consolidated some of over 2500 photos of their performances into this 104 page volume of their story. Its a work that had to be done.
There is something very special about The Soul of Key West. Something special is going on today with over 50 venues for live music on this compact tiny island. All are supported by the audience with almost no cover charges anywhere. The price a few cold drinks and one can enjoy an evening of tremendous music in our city. All you need is a pair of flip flops and a sense of adventure.
I hope you enjoy this work as much as I did creating it.
Many thanks to all the wonderful musicians in Key West we are truly lucky and blessed with all this talent.