When they're a duo, Colin Ward and Bruce Kula call themselves the Blue Island Beer Club. They write and perform songs that combine island music and the various music of their misspent youths into a harmonious brew Bruce calls subtropical blues.
Their music celebrates women, warm-weather beaches, the blues, dolphins, sailboats, and guitars. And then women again.
So have you a taste of your favorite mildly mind-altering substance, sit back, and let the Blue Island Beer Club conjure up their unique view of the world— from Chicago to George Town, London to Key West.
Quotes from Just Plain Folks and Soundclick members:
"Colin is a musical force... The man knows his stuff!"
"Really nice fanciful jungle style beat with a touch of reggae. Good story, good lyrics. Good mix. Really nice job."
"Bruce is a great guy and quite the writer too."
"Guitar playing... is absolutely fantastic, really enjoyed it."
"Blue Island Beer Club is awesome."
A Note About Beer
We'll stop short of telling you that intelligent life as we know it would've been impossible without beer, but you might want to hold in abeyance any snooty disdain you harbor for beer drinkers long enough to read this article from columnist George F. Will.
The painting "Lone Palm Tree" is by Joyce King.
The painting "Dream On Down" is by Colleen Ward.
The photographs are by Colleen Ward and Cynthia Kula, all rights reserved.
© 2012 Bruce Kula and Colin Ward