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Madeira Beach Gets Official Song

The song "Grouper Republic" by Pete Shacketthas been chosen as the official song of Madeira Beach.

Going along with the recent rebranding of Madeira Beach, an official song has been chosen for Madeira Beach, according to the Beach Beacon.

"Grouper Republic", a song by Pete Shackett, will be used for promotion of Madeira Beach.

The song was originally written after Mike Hubbard, son of Wilson Hubbard of Hubbard's Marina, asked Shackett to write a song about the area.

The song will be licensed by Madeira Beach and was officially adopted as the song of Madeira Beach on January 8.

To hear "Grouper Republic" and other songs by Pete Shackett, check out his myspace page. 

Diane Holtman January 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM
What about Joe B's song "John's Pass"? Which you can hear on reverberation.com/joeblive
Pete Shackett February 03, 2013 at 03:43 AM
Hi Diane. Good question. That's a really great song. I just listened to it. This is Pete Shackett. I wrote Grouper Republic back in 1987. I played John's Pass and the entire area in Shackett & Merrigan, The Mad Beach Band and my single act for 20 years. The official song idea was as much as a surprise to me as well. I can only hope you enjoy that song too. If you'd like to hear more songs off my album Grouper Republic, you can log on to www.myspace.com/peteshackett and hear more songs of the beaches and from that time period. I will try to contact Joe B about his song and just to say hey from one musician to another. Thanks for turning me on to his music. Pete
DaM February 16, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Time for a re-release CD of this great album or post to iTunes.
Pete Shackett March 16, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Hi DaM. Thanks for the kind words! That's just what I did. A nice new master and professionally packaged. It's available at "A Touch of Local Color" in John's Pass, Madeira Beach, Asylum Sights and Sounds, St. Pete, FL or from my MySpace site: www.myspace.com/peteshackett No post to iTunes yet. Hope to hear from you soon. Pete

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