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Local Musician Organizes Benefit for Abacos, Bahamas

One of Cayman’s well known Musicians with a special connection to Abaco, Bahamas is staging a major benefit concert in Stuart Florida Fairground for the Island.

Barefoot man has been going to the Bahamas since in 1969 and some of his first experiences in the Caribbean were in the Abacos Islands of the Bahamas.

The Caymanian Times had an opportunity to speak to Barefoot Man about the concert and why it was important for him to lend a helping hand in the effort to assist the people of the Bahamas.

“I have been doing the concert for 20 years, totaling 28 concerts. Some years we did a winter and a summer,” he exclaimed.

As part of the trip, Barefoot Man will be traveling with his usual cast of friends and Musicians.

Included in the bevy of talent making the journey with ‘Foot’ - as he is known the the musical fraternity in the Cayman Islands - are Sunny Jim ( who played Music in Cayman at they Hyatt for many years ) and Sea n B Band, which includes Chuck and Barry Quape, Mark Mctaggart and Roger ‘Bugs’ Wilson.

The National Flag Carrier of the Cayman Islands Cayman Airways Limited is one of the major sponsors, and will be picking up the tab for Barefoot, along with four band members to fly to Florida.

“I have a daughter who lives/lived on Green Turtle Cay; one of the destroyed islands.

“As I have been visiting and performing in the Abaco Cays since around 1969... I have several CDs and lots of song dedicated to the Abacos,” noted Barefoot Man.

Anyone who want to assist Barefoot Man’s and his team’s effort to assist the Abacos region of the Bahamas Islands can e-mail: barefoot@candw.ky, to be put on the list of organizers.

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