Florida based singer/songwriter and frequent visitor to Key West, Steve Tolliver, has just released a new 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 SongsInTheKeyOfWest.com
Steve Tolliver has no upcoming events at this time.
Select Another Artist
Steve Tolliver's Recent Blog Posts
“Songs in the Key of West” CD Release Party/Concert a Success
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
April’s CD release party at the Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg, Florida was a big success. It was a standing room only crowd who all seemed to be into the trop rock sounds. Steve’s seven piece band included singer songwriter Colin Ward on lead guitar and backup vocals, David York accoustic guitar and backup vocals, former Turtles and Flo & Eddy member Russ Shirley on Bass, … Read more
Key West Radio Station & Florida Keys Radio Station
When was the last time you could listen to tropical music all day long?
Conch Republic Radio streams Trop Rock music from The Florida Keys and Key West.
At Conch Republic Radio, we have one mission: To play your favorite Florida Keys and Key West Trop Rock island songs, promote the extraordinary musicians who celebrate The Conch Republic lifestyle and provide the tropical experience that we know you'll love.
To understand how we came to do this, and why we think we really, really want to do this, log on to www.ConchTV.com and you'll see the passion that we share for Key West and The Florida KeysSince we started back in 1998, we have been working on bringing internet radio and TV from Key West and The Florida Keys to you. It's the most complete analysis of Key West and Florida Keys music ever attempted for delivery on-line.
Together, our team at Conch Republic Radio have been listening to tropical music, one song at a time, and compressing literally hundreds of musical titles. It takes 60-90 minutes per CD to process all of the cuts along with the CD art! We do this work every day to keep up with the huge amount of fantastic new Trop Rock music coming from Key West and The Florida Keys and nationally.With Conch Republic Radio you can explore this vast wealth of original music to your heart's content. Just click the CD of one of your favorite artists and you can sample various cuts from their work, or simply enjoy the automated play list that regenerates fresh material daily. Then sit back and enjoy Conch Republic Radio as it delivers a tropical music experience full of songs selected just for you. It's Pirate Radio from Key West and The Florida Keys!You are invited to suggest new artists and we'll be sure to include them into our radio station line-up.
Conch Republic Radio was founded by folks who live the Key West lifestyle daily and are both musicians and music-lovers themselves. We believe in sharing with everyone, the unique quality of Trop Rock music, plus we have an enormous respect for the artists who create it. Our mission is to help you connect with the laid back tropical music you love.
We hope that you enjoy listening to Conch Republic Radio. A Key West and Florida Keys Internet radio station. Less Talk...More Squawk, Non-Stop Parrothead Music!
Next time you're in Key West, Florida, stop by and visit us! We're right around the corner from the Margaritaville Cafe! Jimmy Buffett might be in town too!