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Greetings to you each and everyone from Fellsmere! (And, Wilmington, too!) Hope everyone has had a spectacular week and that all you Moms out there are having a wonderful Mother’s Day! Speaking of Mother’s Day, I have an unexpected treat for you today. Don’t know what Chris had for breakfast, and it doesn’t sound like […]

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The Oyster Man is Back

Well, the singer/writer of The Oyster Man is back anyway. We do have videos this week. So, let’s don’t waste any time. Here you go with Chris singing “The Oyster Man” at the Tiki Bar this past Friday! We played a version of this not too long ago, but here for the first time in […]

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New Photos, Old Video

Hey Folks! So sorry we haven’t had anything to really put together as a blog for a couple of weeks. The internet available in the Fellsmere area is not very good, so it’s impossible to upload videos. Therefore, we are going to revisit a favorite of Chris’ that gets requested everywhere he goes, it is […]

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Chris’ Dream Caribbean-style Hideaway

I think you may have seen the above photo already if you follow Chris on his Facebook Page. If not, now you have. 😉 We have a special musical treat for you this week. Chris has been hard at work on his version of “Twelve Volt Man” by Jimmy Buffet. Here it is, so give […]

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It’s Jam Time

When I say Jam Time, it probably isn’t the type of jam you are thinking. Or, maybe it is! As you all know Chris, Janet and Bella are way down south in the Sunshine State and having a grand time. This past Thursday, Chris met up with Connie Burton King. You may have heard the […]

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True Legends

Chris, as most of you know, is a storyteller. A musical storyteller, if you will. All his songs are just that: stories. One of his most requested songs is “The Ballad of John Ashley.” Another is “Queen of the Everglades.” And, both are based on real people and a real, true story. Chris is still […]

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Hit or Miss!

Sadly, I do not have much for this week. I am in NC and dependent on receiving videos and photos. So, again, my apologies but here’s what I do have: The dates have not changed: every Friday afternoon from 1 pm to 5 pm. I realize most of us work and not able to be […]

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The Bus Has Landed in Florida

The Bella Bus has landed in Florida. First gig has been fulfilled. And, the airboat has hit the waterway. In fact, Chris said today that were out near where John Ashley supposedly had his still. I asked him if he finds it, to work up some good ole Jack. We’ll see!! LOL! So, in honor […]

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Practice Makes Perfect

If you have ever taken music classes, what’s the one thing you hear over and over and over? Practice, Practice, Practice? Am I right? Actually, that’s true with anything new we attempt to learn. But, it’s especially true for a professional musician/singer. “What,” you say, “why do THEY need to practice?” Well, if you promise […]

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Chris Bellamy LIVE Again!

Yes, indeed, Mr. Bellamy had a live gig today for Quarter Moon Books, Gifts & Wine Bar at Topsail Beach. And, with the first or second sunny day in forever, it was a great day for an outdoor venue! Check it out: The crowd could have been larger in number, but perhaps not in spirit! […]

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Let’s Go to the Boardwalk

During one of this week’s Chris Bellamy Live on Facebook Podcasts, a request was made for some beach music. Beach music happens to be one of my favorite genres. So, I was all over that request. Chris didn’t know that I had found his Live Down in the Keys album with “Under the Boardwalk” on […]

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It Will Soon Be Time To Be On The Road Once Again!

Hey, Ya’ll! After a rainy, chilly weekend, the clouds are finally lifting – just in time for Monday. LOL! Is that some form of of Murphy’s Law or someone’s idea of a joke? This entire last 12 months have seemed like someone’s idea of a joke. And, not a funny one. Many of our lives […]

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Wonder and Magic

Wonder and magic are things that are, tragically, in short supply right now. The fact that we each wake up in the morning and have the gift of another day on God’s green earth is, truly, wonderful and magic. That’s how we should each live every day, don’t you think? Always look for all the […]

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I Ain’t Gonna Worry

But sometimes, it ain’t easy. Okay, that second line was mine. LOL!! In these times we are living in, it seems the reasons to worry have multiplied exponentially. Still, we all have lives to lead and, we all, I am sure, want to lead productive and happy lives, right? For some reason, I now have […]

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The Story of Digger Doug

Hello Friends! It is so nice to be back with you all. And, we are going to start today of with a very, special treat. This is one of Chris’s songs that was written a while back, but will be on The Waterman Album. It is called “The Story of Digger Doug.” It is based […]

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Never Should Have Sold the Harley

Greetings to one and all! Wow, but it has been an eventful start to 2021. Instead of watching the TV, why not just turn it off and listen to some good music? How about a special treat from Chris? Well, here you go: This song was made famous by Trilogy (Scott, Scott, and Not Scott) […]

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Chris and the Talking Snowman

Greetings one, and all, and welcome to 2021! Hope you, and yours had a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and Day. I think we are all happy, and relieved to be in a new year, right? Okay, let’s talk music. Very soon, Chris will have a new song on the charts. Some of you may know […]

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There’s a New Year Coming

There is definitely a new year coming. So many have great hope that 2021 will be nothing like the year we are finally about to end. There are so many who have lost jobs, lost hours at work, homes and lost so much more. But here, we are thinking positively. This coming year is going […]

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Santa on Middle Sound?

Santa – or someone who looks suspiciously like him – made an appearance on Middle Sound this week. He wasn’t in uniform, though. Santa and his chief elf, did in fact, string some lights and other decorations to light up CBR. We caught the jolly one himself talking and making jokes with an animated snowman. […]

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The Things We Do

Welcome back! Hope all of YOU had the opportunity to catch Chris live on Facebook last Thursday. AND, he will be back live this Thursday at 7:30 pm. Make note of the time change! If you didn’t catch him last week, you can see him live by clicking https://www.facebook.com/chris.bellamy.94/videos/10221535616552067. Chris had a fantastic time singing […]

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Did Someone Say Yellow Pocket Knife?

Every one had a pocket knife growing up, right? I know I did. However, we spent a LOT of time outdoors and camping, and having a knife was, well, pretty much a requirement. I never had a yellow one though. Mine what a double bladed Coleman. Still have it. Somewhere. One day, when I locate […]

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Pumpkin Seeds!

Greetings to All! Hope each of you had a fulfilling and filling Thanksgiving. And, hope no one got trampled in the shopping frenzy that followed. Out here on the Sound, life goes on “normally”, whatever normal is since the first of March. We wanted to make sure to remind you about Stan Edwards’ CBRI Radio […]

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It is Caribbean Magic Time

Well, welcome back! Hope it has been a great week for you. It has been a good week here at CBR. Chris had a great time at the Trailer Bar in Surf City on Saturday (yesterday). Not only was the weather great, but it brought out a crowd. Also, as some of you have heard, […]

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God Looks After Drunk Sailors

Greetings to one and all. We made it through another week. Let’s celebrate! And, Chris is doing just that after a really nice gig last night at the Ogden Tap Room. He said, “It felt great to actually be doing a gig again!” Before we go on to more good news, please note in the […]

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Point of View

Wow, these days we all have very definite points of view. And, enough about that. This Point of View is a favorite of Chris’ from his Island Fever/Sandbar CD. Before we get to that, I have a couple of dates to point out to you, just in case you missed them. First up, and it’s […]

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007 – Bond, James Bond

It’s been a year, this 2020, don’t you think? Will it ever end? Just last week, the world lost Jerry Jeff Walker. As if 2020 considered that a challenge, just yesterday, we lost the one and only James Bond, Sir Thomas Sean Connery. I will admit it, he has been my longest and biggest crush […]

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Jerry Jeff Walker

This has been a rough year for many reasons for most of us. One huge musician and fan favorite, John Prine, died in April of this year. And this past Friday, the music world lost another icon when Jerry Jeff Walker succumbed to throat cancer. Walker was born on March 16. 1942 in Oneonta, NY. […]

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You’ve Got Me Under Your Skin

We’ve mentioned a few times in recent blogs that Chris has taken a shine to jazz music. He’s been delving into the Great American Songbook and is like a child in a candy store finding new (old) songs and songs we all grew up hearing. I think we have also mentioned that is studying and […]

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Do You Hear Me?

Every song has a story behind it. You know what I mean, I hope. Of course, the song IS the story, but that has a story behind it. Make sense? That’s what this week’s song is about. We’ll get back to that in a minute. Let’s have some fun first. That sound okay? Okay, now […]

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The Captain and the Kid

Greetings to you all! Hope everyone had a great week and that you all are still safe and healthy. This week is starting with what may turn in to some local gigs. More on that when we have a definite answer. We know all you locals have probably been having withdrawals with no Chris gigs. […]

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The Dukes of Key Largo

Today, I get to sit back and relax, post photos and two videos. So, you can sit back, too, and enjoy. This is the story of…..well, Chris will tell you in his own words, but the cast of characters include: Gunky McMahon (THE Duke of Key Largo), Tommy Hester, Johnny Schneider, Skeeter Beaver, Ken Fradley, […]

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It’s a Fine Line

Hold that “Fine Line” thought and we’ll get right back to that. First, as already noted here, TBN Radio Station is back up and running. And, that good news brings even more good news from and about Chris: “I am going to be launching a new single in the coming weeks on the Silver Buckle […]

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No Adult Supervision

Ruh-roh, I am on my own today with no adult supervision, so we are going to have a little fun today. 😉 First though, a bit of serious business. Chris has been actively working his guitars. He has been working on old songs, as well as new songs. He even has a new one that […]

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Congratulations to TBN!

That’s right, Texas Broadcasting Network has been nominated as Country Music Radio Station of the Year (2019)! Congratulations to station owner, Larry Simpson. Larry is also the Label Head for Silver Buckle Records and, therefore, pivotal to Chris Bellamy’s music career. Word is out that there will be some news about TBN in the very […]

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Dream Lady

Happy Sunday to you all! We all hope you have had a wonderful week and managed to stay cool. For any of you in the affected areas of Texas and Louisiana, our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are going out to you all. Please stay safe and put the word out if there is any way […]

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Rainy Weekend Blues

Don’t know where you are all from, but here in Wilmington, NC, it seems like it has rained, rained, and was followed by more rain. Of course, we are keeping an eye on the two storms predicted to go up the Gulf this week, but they have been known to change destination at the drop […]

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Island Style

Well, we are a couple of weeks away from Isaias, and clean up is well underway. Repairs have been or are being made. Trash has been or is being hauled away. Storms windows are down…well, actually no. We are still in Hurricane Season. So, our view outdoors is somewhat limited, except for the strip cutout […]

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Bye, Bye Isaias!

Well, this was an eventful week out here on Middle Sound. We have had a special visitor. His name is Isaias. And, he tried to creep by unnoticed. That is, until he met the warmer waters around Southport. From that point on, Isaias got serious. We spent hours watching radar and listening to the limbs, […]

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Hurricane Warning

Well, as we were on the cusp of entering the weekend, we were facing the very real possibility of a hurricane in the coming week. It looks like we might be lucking out on that. At this point, anyway, it’s looking more like a glancing blow from Tropical Storm Isaias. And because of that, Chris […]

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Daddy, Granddaddy, and Me

Well folks, Chris is making an incredible recovery. After two weeks, he is much more mobile and has begun his Weight Watchers Diet. He has his sugar level under control and Miss Janet has cleaned the cupboards, fridge, and freezer out and restocked it with much healthier choices. Chris is, proudly, down to about 295 […]

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Back Home

Well, this past week began much better than the week before. As most of you surely know by now, Chris came home on Monday and is healing. Slowly. To give you an idea of where he was and where he is now: Just so you know what the future is looking like, Chris has been […]

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Chris is Healing

Well, last Saturday, Chris was having a grand time playing tunes together with Jerry Powell (see last week’s blog), but this week, he is in the hospital. When he woke up last Sunday morning, he asked to go to the hospital. Good thing, because he was a very sick boy! After a couple of days […]

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Impromptu Jam Session

It was a great treat yesterday to hear and watch an impromptu jam session between Chris Bellamy and Jerry Powell. By impromptu, I mean absolutely no rehearsal AT ALL. The two chatted about instruments, styles, songs, and so forth. Then, the fun began. Chris began things with his Nunnally Archtop Guitar and Jerry was on […]

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Number 1, Ninth Time

We were reluctanct to share this stupendous news last week since we have been unable to get the charts. Our chart source, the now retirned owner of Silver Buckle Records, no longer has access to them but assured Chris that he hit #1 last week with “To Always Be Like This.” So, two things. First, […]

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It’s Like This…

In spire of our best efforts, we have been unable to access the music charts thus far. We are still trying and will up date here as soon as we do. In the meantime, Chris is about to resume work on “The Waterman” Album. After working on the CD, Chris had to put that aside […]

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Holding on Strong at #4!

Chris and “To Always Be Like This” are holding strong in the #4 spot on the Charts. But, I firmly believe that with all of YOU listening and streaming the song, it will reflect a jump in the next charts. Just remember this: We Can Do This! Speaking of charts, here they are: It has […]

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FOUR!

That is correct. #4! You people are awesome beyond words. You have pushed Chris and his song, “To Always Be Like This,” to #4. Chris is completely grateful to each and everyone of you. But, I have a challenge for you because I believe in you this strongly. Let’s keep requesting and listening to this […]

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This Week’s Magic Number Is…

The wonderful thing about charts would be the fact they can’t lie. Votes are tallied and the results are concrete. We know that, right? So, what is this week’s magic number? That would be S-E-V-E-N!! That’s right. “To Always Be Like This” is sitting pretty at #7 this week! Kudos to Chris and many thanks […]

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Charts, Videos, and More!

I do believe that I have run out of synonyms to appropriately say, “Thank you” to each and everyone of YOU. Chris is sitting at #7 this week on the charts and that IS thanks to YOU! Here are the charts, so let’s check those out first: Wow! And, again, that is because of YOU! […]

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Breaking Into The Top Ten!

Guess what? And, check out the charts below to verify it, but, Chris is in the Top 10 this week. Up to #7 in the Central Region! THANK YOU!!! They say it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes an outstanding and dedicated fan base to make it up the music charts. […]

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Oh my, Just LOOK What YOU Did!

Indeed, I can barely believe it myself that the charts jumped so much, but the charts do not lie. Just LOOK what YOU did! And, in one week’s time! Keep going, though the first one is the best of a great week on the charts. But, since YOU ALL caused this, check them out! Chris […]

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On the Road Again – Briefly!

On the road again – briefly! Fellsmere was in the rearview mirror at the Bella Bus headed out of town. But, leave it to its occupants to find Korona! LOL! Come on, we all need a chuckle, and that IS funny! The Bella Bus is now parked with friends in Satsuma, FL for a few […]

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North Carolina is on the Horizon

Though we are still in lock-down mode, the Bella Bus is going to be heading north towards North Carolina in the near future. Chris wanted to share that, though he had a very full calendar of events booked for this summer, much, if not all of that, is now cancelled or up in the air. […]

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How’s That Stay-cay Going?

I think we are all suffering (greatly) from too much isolation and too much of the four walls surrounding us, right? Hopefully, that won’t be for too much longer. In the meantime, Chris and Janet and Bella are making the best of their Florida time. While that does include camping adventures, time on the airboat, […]

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Shooting up the Charts like a Bullet!

This week, let’s get straight to the best of news! Check out these charts!! Yeah, it doesn’t get any better than that, does it? Actually, with your continued dedication to Chris and his music, it can! Since we are still in mandatory stay-at-home mode, keep on listening and streaming this song until we push it […]

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Hey all you Chris Fans! Here’s something just a bit different this week. A special gift to you from Chris for all the support for his music and for always listening to and streaming his music. You will have to log in to Facebook to hear this:https://www.facebook.com/chris.bellamy.94/videos/10219435600252972/?t=2 This week, Chris has continued his steady climb […]

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Good Times in Fellsmere

There has certainly been much going on across our great country this week. All of us here hope that you all are remaining safe and well. Wherever you are, you are probably dealing with the same things we are: closing just about everything considered nonessential down followed by requests to maintain social distancing and sheltering […]

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Good News in the Midst of World Wide Insanity

I think we could all use some good news with all that is going on in the world. After a quick trip to Publix for edibles this morning, it quickly confirmed that madness truly is the rule right now. But, that’s all that will be said about that. Now, on to much more pleasant things […]

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Where’s Chris?

Chris is in Florida with Janet and Bella and enjoying life! He had his first gig of this tour last Friday at Sebastian Tiki Bar (Two Nuts and a Clam). It went great and he is ready for more gigs! Yeah, a tough place to have to go to work, right? Hoped to have some […]

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Sneak Peak Treat

Greetings to all! This is Vicki. Well, Chris, Janet and Bella are on the road to Florida. They stopped to give a House Concert in Bluffton, SC last night, which they said was a huge success. Today the Bella Bus continues to the Great Florida Tour 2020! And on this tour, Chris will be sharing […]

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Check Out The Charts!

Hey to all you Chris Bellamy Fans! You know you are the very best, right? Yes, you are! Well, Chris, Janet and Bella has a wonderful time in Chattanooga with Tikimanradio.com, the Chocolate Bar, and with Danny Lynn and Heather Moss O’Shields, owners of both Tikimanradio.com and the Chocolate Bar. It would be a huge […]

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Tikiman Radio and Chocolate Bar

Valentine’s Day saw the arrival of Chris, Janet and Bella in Harrison Bay, TN for the weekend’s show at the Chocolate Bar and Sunday morning with Danny Lynn and Heather Moss O’Shields playing hosts to the gang at both the Chocolate Bar and Tikiman Radio. If you are not familiar, please click on tikimanradio.com or […]

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