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Welcome to the official website for Keys musician, writer, and the former Mayor of the City of Marathon. If you like the music of James Taylor, Tom Petty, Dan Fogelberg, or even (ahem) Jimmy Buffett, then the songs on the Keys Disease and Live From the Florida Keys CDs will appeal to you. Stick around a bit, come back often, and make yourself at home! Always remember that you can ORDER CDs & MP3/iTUNES DOWNLOADS SAFELY ONLINE!!!


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John Bartus Live in Nashville! - June 15, 2016

This is a video shot at the Commodore Grille in Nashville at a writers' round performance. I played a song that will be featured on a new CD that will hopefully be out later this year, Time & Tide. The song is called "I've Let You Down for the Last Time." 

JADE STORM to Headline July 4th at Sombrero Beach! - June 15, 2016

(MARATHON) - Jade Storm, a popular local band featuring John Bartus, Adrienne Z, Glenn Faast, Rob Garza, and guitar wizard Steven Miller, will headline the City of Marathon's July 4th Celebration at Sombrero Beach. Jade Storm will play from 5:00 p.m. until the fireworks after sunset. The Rotary Club of Marathon will co-sponsor the event and raise funds for their scholarships and other community projects by selling burgers, dogs, beer, soda, and water. 

Local favorites (and Marathon High School graduates) Abstract Radio will also perform beginning at 2:00 p.m. The celebration starts at 10:30 a.m. with a parade down Sombrero Beach Road, and continues all day with family-friendly activities courtesy of the City's Parks & Recreation department. And the best small-town fireworks display in America will start just after sunset! 

‘Happy Xmas’ for the Holidays – free! - December 6, 2015

As a special gift this Holiday Season, I’m making available as a free download a live recording of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” on my website – just go to the Music page link and click on the “MP3 download whole song” link. I recorded this song live at a Christmas Eve show at Hawks Cay Resort back in 2010, and I hope you enjoy it! 

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