Music Star Kelly McGuire: Breaking the Law in Belize
As discussions about non-citizens and lawlessness heat WAY up in the United States, it was oh-so-fitting yesterday that when I was running some errands in my home of San Pedro, Belize, I spotted foreign music star, Kelly McGuire, blatantly breaking our local laws.
Kelly McGuire is a Texas based singer/songwriter who visits San Pedro at least once a year for his annual February birthday bash. He’s been known to make it down up to 3 times a year. Kelly’s LOVE of Ambergris Caye and albums like “King of the Island” and “Boat in Belize” make him hugely popular down here and his story telling and SUPER friendly, easy going personality get you easily hooked, not matter what your musical tastes.
Kelly is down here right now doing a variety of shows in a variety of places. He’s got a big following so get to the shows early.
He’s helped raise money and awareness for SAGA Humane Society – and starred in a few public service announcements about spaying and neutering. Very Bob Barker. And for a variety of other charities.
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This is Belize: Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do?
Saturday afternoon, the Texas-based singer Kelly McGuire was commanding the stage at the Dive Bar singing about island life, broken dreams, healing hearts, fresh hopes, sailing away and the joy of a good guitar.
We were sitting at the back of the crowd, next to the dock, where the cool breezes were floating in on the rippling blue Caribbean.
Everyone was enjoying the island’s latest sensation. No, not Kelly. He comes every year to celebrate his birthday and pay homage to the island that has inspired many of his best songs and to one of his heroes, Jimmy Buffett, who used to come down here quite often, I’m told.
No, the island’s latest sensation is Landshark beer on tap. Suddenly taps are showing up in bars all over the island. Next will come serving beer by the pitcher, but as the Dive Bar’s owner Doug said, “We have to solve the problem of the beer growing warm too quickly.”
So, anyhow, there we are sipping Landshark, enjoying Kelly McGuire, diplomatically avoiding any talk of the insanity enveloping America — when a crack rang out down the beach. It sounded like a pistol shot. Heads around me snapped up and all like a pack picking up on the same scent turned south.
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