Ahhhh, Key West.

There really is no place like it. It’s hard to pick just one thing that makes this rock such a unique destination, because there are a million reasons why. It’s the American Caribbean, it has a rich history and has been a haven for artistic singer songwriter types for decades. When you pack a small island with a high concentration of creative types, things can get a little wacky. And that’s why I love Key West, anything goes and nobody really cares.

You want to see a human dancing with a dog in a bar, go to Key West. American folk singer songwriter Michael McCloud is a regular performer at the Schooner Wharf bar and he has a song called “Schooner Wharf Bar Dog.” Can you see how the dancing dog story is starting to take shape now?

Here is a great video of the Schooner Wharf Bar Dog song, a Key West original by Michael McCloud. Cheers to the happy dancing couple!

Michael McCloud – “Schooner Wharf Bar Dog”

I don’t know much about Michael McCloud and his band. His website is very basic and I wasn’t able to find a lot of history on him. The one interesting thing I did find is that he filed copyright infringement against country singer Toby Keith in 2006. McCloud claims that Keith’s 2003 hit song I Love This Bar was copied largely from his, Tourist Town Bar song.

Have you enjoyed a night or two at the Wharf with the music of Michael McCloud filling the salty air? Ahhhhh, Key West.