"From Michigan to the Florida Keys!"

 Singer/songwriter Don Middlebrook 



New CD to be released early next year! Accepting pre-orders.
While in Key West I had the good fortune of meeting Lucy Buffett, Jimmy Buffett's sister. She'll be taking "The Key West Connection" back to her restaurant, LuLu's at Homeport, in Gulf Shores, AL.

Check Presented to Key West

High School Band


"To all the Super Cool Kids who supported this Music Project, I salute you!"

~~Wyland, Artist of the Sea


The Key West High School Band Drum Corp marched in, with students and faculty members, to the Casa Marina in Key West, FL on October 29th to receive a check for $1,500.00 from Don Middlebrook and The Pearl Divers!! The money was raised as a result of the album, “The Key West Connection,” that features the KWHS band and choir in their own song, “Gypsy Wisdom.” Middlebrook is giving a portion of the proceeds to support the band and music program at KWHS.


"I can't wait to see this at MOTM!! This is the spirit of THE event!! Parrot Heads and OUR musicians ROCK. See you on Wednesday at the Casa Marina!!" ~~ Andrew Talbert, MOTM, PHiP

Met with Wyland to finalize the art for the cover of my next album, "Songs from Talespin Bay"
"The best way to spend my Sunday." ~ Claudia W., Allegan, MI


We are proud to welcome

Margaritaville of Key West, FL


as an

official distributor of “The Key West Connection” CD!!


Margaritaville, Key West joins our other distributors:

Conch Republic Seafood Co., Key West, FL

Koz’s Greenworld Gallery, Key West, FL

Island Arts Co-op Gallery, Key West, FL

Key West High School Store, Key West, FL

Chamber of Commerce, Mt Dora, FL

Merrill’s Market – Mt. Dora, FL

Del Sol of Saugatuck – Saugatuck, MI



(CDs and MP3s may also be purchased below.)




The Key West Connection


This is a very special CD for the band and myself.  It all started as a fundraising project for the Key West High School’s music and video programs.  It soon became a community effort when some of Michigan and Key West’s most prominent artists and creative minds stepped forward to help.


The album features performances by the Motor City Horns (Bob Seger’s horn band), Greg ‘Fingers’ Taylor (former Coral Reefer on harmonica), Donny Brown (Verve Pipe drummer), to name a few.  The opening cut, Gypsy Wisdom, features the Key West HS Band, Choir, and Steel Drum Rhythm Corp.


We have lyrical collaboration with author Lorian Hemingway (granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway), and cover art by world-renowned marine-life artist, Wyland.  This musical venture is a bridge between MI and Key West, The Key West Connection.






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