Listen to all the music we play on the schooner Summer Wind all the time on our own ShoutCast Internet radio station, SummerWindRadio.com! You can even listen on your phone if you download the new ShoutCast app. Follow the adventures of Cap'n Tom and the Fearless Crew of the Summer Wind from their winter home, the tropical Island of Wananuki.
A little Caribbean soul !
It's time for a party! When the sun gets warm and the Summer Wind begins to move in rhythm with the wind and the waves, it's time for a little beach music. You'll feel the music in your soul when the boat really gets going.
Our Tropical Sails are famous for the great variety of beach music we play. There's nothing like steel drums and salt spray on a hot summer day! We're always looking for new artists with the right attitude. You can learn about them on this page, find links to their websites and get some of their great music for yourself. Just tell them you heard them on the Summer Wind! And if you know of an artist we've missed, just drop us a line and let us know.
Of course, the mood is very different at night during our Sunset Sails. We break out some old romantic classics from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. You won't want to miss it with your special someone...
Our musical friends
Well, it all starts here. We all learned to change our attitudes and lattitudes from Jimmy and he's been an inspiration to most of the musicians on this list. Life's too short not to have fun doing it and Jimmy shows us the way. Grab a Margarita and find yourself a hammock, it's gonna be a hot summer...
Sunny Jim White
James "Sunny Jim" White spent more than a decade living and working in the Cayman Islands, and this experience gave him plenty of material for original songs. With Sunny Jim's laid-back attitude and island style, his music is often described as uniquely "American Caribbean". From ballads to fun-loving, upbeat Soca tunes, Sunny Jim's songs tell stories of life on a Caribbean island. His reputation as a storytelling songwriter grows with each new release.
Jim Morris is devoted to storytelling. Whether it is a thoughtful ballad about doomed love or an anthem to a night of drunken revelry, you can always count on songs with carefully drawn characters, clever lyrics, and satirical charm. Although Jim's musical style is admittedly reminiscent of Jimmy Buffett and Jerry Jeff Walker, he has a knack for defying categorization. He mixes a whimsical island sound with a splash of Texas to produce a sound that is uniquely Gulf and Western.
Scott Kirby spent most of the eighties working as a political consultant in his native state of New Hampshire, as well as playing a few solo gigs on the weekends. In 1988, he left his job, packed his guitar, cashed in his last three paychecks and headed for the Florida Keys, to take a break from the real world and New England's bitter winters. A fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songwriter, Kirby's musical style weaves from pop, to acoustic rock, to what he refers to as "beach folk." His lyrics are often storytelling in nature, much in the vein of Steve Goodman or Jerry Jeff Walker, and reflect the humor of someone who fled traditional New England for the laid back and zany lifestyle of America's southernmost island town.
Mark Mulligan ended up south of the border in San Carlos, Mexico with a guitar and a dream. He tours Mexico and the U.S. but always returns to the beach for his inspiration. His many years of living in Mexico along the Sea of Cortez define the stories he tells and the pictures he paints with his music. Songs about sailboats, cantinas, emerald waters and blue skies, gorgeous sunny days and romantic south of the border nights.....all the things you dream about while fighting that rush hour crowd on the way home from a busy day at the office.
Jim Hoehn is a Milwaukee-based journalist and songwriter who discovered early that putting pen to paper was a legitimate way of avoiding any form of manual labor. A midlife crisis turned Hoehn's writing attention toward music, where he has carved out a surprisingly successful niche as a performing songwriter despite a musical philosophy of "Six strings, five fingers, three chords, no problem." As a songwriter he has performed at numerous festivals and events around the country and has opened for a wide variety of national artists, including the likes of Warren Zevon, Jerry Jeff Walker, Junior Brown, Robert Earl Keen, Don McLean, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and a memorable evening with songwriter-turned-mystery novelist Kinky Friedman.
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