Ralph De Palma Photographer | Caffeine Carl Wagoner
Carl Wagoner was born and raised in Key West. His father played ukulele in a barber shop quartet. The Wagoners had an organ at their house, and by the time he was five, Carl had learned to play it by ear. A local music shop open house contest was broadcast on radio channel WKWF. Carl played "Blue Spanish Eyes" and he won. During school piano lessons Carl faked reading the music, just playing and turning the pages. He received an "A" in the class. For Christmas in 1980, Carl's mother gave him his first guitar and amplifier, purchased from a Sears catalog. She said "I don't know why I'm getting this for you you'll probably never play it." Carl switched from the piano to the guitar and the rest is six string history.

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This is the first book about the Key West Music scene. The story is told by Caffeine Carl and 45 other musicians along with over 200 color photographs available at:

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Caffeine Carl Wagoner Simply the Best

Caffeine Carl Wagoner Simply the Best

Caffeine Carl and the Buzz

Caffeine Carl and the Buzz

The Carl Reefers

The Carl Reefers

Caffeine Carl & Allison Mayer

Caffeine Carl & Allison Mayer

Caffeine Carl At 50

Caffeine Carl At 50

Dueling Carls

Dueling Carls

Caffeine Carl and Bill Blue

Caffeine Carl and Bill Blue

Caffiene Carl

Caffiene Carl

Caffeine Carl 20th Songwriters Fest

Caffeine Carl 20th Songwriters Fest

Classic Caffiene Carl

Classic Caffiene Carl

Classic Caffeine Carl II

Classic Caffeine Carl II

Caffeine Carl and Bill Blue 7_12_15

Caffeine Carl and Bill Blue 7_12_15