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BEST WAY TO KEEP THE FLOATING OPERA ALIVE

Big Bamboo Band

Our local music scene suffered a loss with the untimely death of Jim Morris last year. Mr. Morris’ original trop rock-style songs perfectly captured the Southwest Florida lifestyle. Happily, Mr. Morris’ tunes — such as “Laid Back and Key Wasted,” “Bocanuts” and “Nav-A-Gator Afternoons” live on through his Big Bamboo Band. In a song released 15 years ago, Mr. Morris referred to a music-filled day on the water with spiced rum and weenies and girls in bikinis as “a hellacious floating opera.” The next time you’re cruising Charlotte Harbor, listening to some trop rock and enjoying the good life, raise a glass to the memory of this iconic Southwest Florida musician.

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