“Hunker Down,” “Jim Cantore,” “Beer Pressure,” “Cone of Uncertainty,” and “Unemployed” are just some of the names of the 37 songs on the “Keys Strong” CD out raising money for United Way of the Florida Keys.
Local artists like Dani Hoy, Chris Rehm, CW Colt, Adrienne Z., Roger Jokela, and Captain Josh teamed up with others trop rockers like Brent Burns, Steve Tolliver, Jim Friday, and more to write, rewrite, and remaster songs that keep the palm trees swaying.
“After the hurricane I put out a Facebook post seeing if anyone was interested in possibly contributing a song, thinking I could do a CD,” said Coconut Castaway Marc Hollander. “When I was done, I could have done a box set.”
Hollander even heard from Jimmy Buffett’s guitar player Peter Mayer, who personally donated a song, hand-picked himself and said it could only be used for this specific benefit CD.
More than 600 $25 copies have already been sold around the country to help with the 16 charities that United Way supports locally.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a local trop rock CD without Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 band playing on it.
Sponsors donated money to help defray the costs of the packaging, production and the shipping, so along with all the donated songs, every penny raised goes to help Hurricane Irma victims in the Keys.
To order, visit southernmostcoconutcastaways.com, or pick up a copy at Smokin’ Tuna Saloon in Key West, or Boondocks Grille and Draft House on Ramrod Key.
The Southernmost Coconut Castaways are the official friend club of Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band. They meet monthly to trop rock out, and raise money for local charities.