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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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‘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! 

Jade Storm to Co-Headline Beer & Bubbly Fest - December 6, 2015

Jade Storm, the new group featuring singer/songwriters Adrienne Z and John Bartus, will co-headline the 2ndannual Florida Keys Craft Beer & Bubbly Fest at the Marathon Community Park Amphitheater on Sunday, December 27. Drummer Glenn Faast, guitarist Steven Miller, and bassist Rob Garza round out the Jade Storm lineup. The band, rich in vocal harmonies and tasty instrumental arrangements, will take the stage at 5:00 p.m., after sets by local trop-rock favorites Tim Dee & Jim Hill, and the jazz-pop-soul stylings of Chloe Dolandis and her band featuring local Marathon grad Christian Davis.

Over 20 craft beers, a variety of fine wines and bubbly, and seven food trucks will keep everyone happy in a fest for all the senses! Admission is free, but a limited number of VIP tickets are available that include unlimited food and drink in the VIP tent. The event will benefit the projects of the Rotary Club of Marathon and the scholarship fund of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit


John Bartus (and a whole lot of friends) will rock Sombrero Beach on July 4! - June 12, 2015

MARATHON - John Bartus, Adrienne, and their band Jade Storm will rock Sombrero Beach on July 4th! Expect some solo performances from John and Adrienne, a couple of acoustic duets, and a big set featuring John and Adrienne along with Glenn Faast, Rob Garza, and Steven Miller as the bands Storm Watch and InJade fuse into Jade Storm! Classic rock, a little blues, and the original songs of John and Adrienne will provide the soundtrack of the afternoon, leading into the best small town fireworks in the USA! Adrienne will have her new CD, Chameleons, available, and John will have the Keys Disease and Live Vol. 2 CDs as well. Celebrate Independence Day on the beach, with special thanks to the City of Marathon and the Marathon Rotary Club!

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