Kelly McGuire

This is Belize: Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do?

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Singer-songwriter Kelly McGuire  sits in with a gang of rowdy fans at the Dive Bar on Saturday afternoon, shortly before all the "excitement" broke out.
Singer-songwriter Kelly McGuire sits in with a gang of rowdy fans at the Dive Bar on Saturday afternoon, shortly before all the “excitement” broke out.

Saturday afternoon, the Texas-based singer Kelly McGuire was commanding the stage at the Dive Bar singing about island life, broken dreams, healing hearts, fresh hopes, sailing away and the joy of a good guitar.

We were sitting at the back of the crowd, next to the dock, where the cool breezes were floating in on the rippling blue Caribbean. Read the rest of this entry »

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Singer-songwriter Kelly McGuire celebrates his birthday, island-style

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No sooner did Jerry Jeff Walker blow town than another popular salt water singer strode in to take his place, Kelly McGuire.
No sooner did Jerry Jeff Walker blow town than another popular salt water singer strode in to take his place, Kelly McGuire.
Kelly McGuire
Kelly McGuire

No sooner did saltwater-veined Texas singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker blow town than another popular salt-water singer-songwriter from Texas strode in to take his place, Kelly McGuire.

(UPDATE: Link to more and better pictures added to bottom of this post. Check ’em out, ya’ll!)

The pattern is similar. Texan McGuire will be showing up at venues around town to sing some of the popular stuff from his  Belieze-inspired songbook, like “A Boat in Belize, ” “Daddys & Daughters,” “King of the Island,” “Blame It On Buffett,” and “Girls of the Island.”

Wednesday afternoon was given over to celebrating McGuire’s birthday at the perfect haunt, The Palapa Bar, about a half-mile north of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge (if you believe the signs).

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