Thursday, April 26, 2018

Today Key West is Losing a Great Friend and Musician

Gary Woods Sr. Playing at The Bull
     Gary Woods Sr. is heading up to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to live, and today and tonight will be his last Key West performances.  He and I go back seven years when he first came to Key West and tied up his boat on the same dock that I live on.

     Gary has had the best of times and the worst of times here in Key West, but he is feeling the need to be nearer to his grand children and feels that it is that important for him to back to an area that is closer to his roots.  Family is so important to him, and I'm glad he is able to slow down a bit and get closer to them.

    He lost a son, and a wife while here in Key West, but he has had the opportunity to do a whole lot of things that were on his bucket list as well.  His Hurricane Hole Karaoke has been happening weekly for better than six years and came to an end last night.  He has played and singing most every venue in Key West over his years here, places like Captain Tony's, The Bull, The Tiki House and so many more.  Drawing a crowd everywhere he plays and a great following that will surely miss him.  It all comes to an end tonight at the American Legion between 7 and 9:30 pm.  Gary I'm very happy for you and what you are doing, because it is what you truly want, but you will be really missed down here.