John Bartus

Very few towns or cities could ever claim that their Mayor was a smokin' hot guitar player. The island city of Marathon in the Florida Keys is one of those towns. While politics is a temporary call to service, music is a life sentence. John Bartus, a more-than-four-decade full-time professional musician, singer, and songwriter, continues to raise the bar with his groundbreaking solo acoustic show. It’s easy to catch John on one of his more than 200 shows a year throughout the Keys on his Perpetual Island Tour. His CD releases include After The Storm, Keys Disease 10th Anniversary Remaster, and Live From the Florida Keys Vol. 2. John’s music is available wherever you download or stream your music.

JOHN BARTUS: AMERICA, WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS

Here is the text with the line breaks fixed: I was playing my gig at Boardwalk on Big Pine Key last Saturday when I started...

JOHN BARTUS: SOL BRADMAN SURVIVED A PLANE CRASH, AND MADE IT TO HIS BAND GIG ON TIME

The human spirit is an amazing thing. Throughout our history on planet Earth, we have controlled fire, invented the wheel, built amazing structures and even...

JOHN BARTUS: MODERN LIFE WAS DIFFERENT NOT LONG AGO

So many things we take for granted today didn’t even exist in the not-so-distant past. Smartphones weren’t always smart — there were no onboard...

JOHN BARTUS: INDEPENDENCE DAY, MARATHON STYLE

July Fourth has always been one of my favorite holidays. The day’s festivities are what summer is all about: cookouts, fireworks, fun and games...

JOHN BARTUS: TIPPING BACKLASH? DISGRUNTLED DALLAS WRITER TAKES ON THE SERVICE INDUSTRY

Christopher Elliot, a writer for the Dallas Morning News, recently penned a piece titled, “Some Americans have stopped tipping. Should you do the same?”...

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