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Steve Tolliver: Songs in the Key of West

Copyright 2009 Steve Tolliver

CD Release Inspired by Key West

Florida based singer/songwriter and frequent visitor to Key West, Steve Tolliver, released a CD called "Songs in the Key of West". The CD is a unique collection of songs about the southern most town in the U.S. Inspired by real people, places and events, Songs in the Key of West was written over a 10 year period and numerous trips from his St. Petersburg home to Key West.

Written by Steve Tolliver and Produced by the talented John Kelly, each song tells a story that locals and tourists alike can relate to. "End of U.S. 1" is about 4 people Steve encountered on one trip to Key West. A cab driver who owned a business up north, came down on vacation and never left, a cute young bar tender who dropped out of college and ended up at the end of U.S. 1, a panhandler who’s creative sign says (instead of Will Work for Food) "why lie I really want a beer" and lastly the street musician who sits on the corner with his dog who wears a hat and sunglasses. All of these characters were drawn to the End of U.S. 1 for their own personal reasons.

Neon Sea is one of Steve’s favorites which is about a day out on the ocean when the waters were such a bright turquoise color that it gave off a glow kind of like a neon sign.

There are three songs about flying to the Keys. Island Air, 68 Tango and Caribbean One an airplane quite unlike the President’s Air Force One. The only slightly political song on the album is "Last Conch Out" about a changing Key West and rising costs that are driving the locals (Conchs) out.

Steve’s musical influences are Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and of course Jimmy Buffett. Steve jokes that he actually wrote these songs for Jimmy Buffett but he just dosen’t know about it yet.

The CD is available now on CDBaby.com/cd/stevetolliver, I-Tunes or through his web site www.SongsInTheKeyOfWest.com

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"part folk, part Jimmy Buffett, and one hundred percent tropical"
....Florida Monthly Magazine
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