The King of Somewhere Hot


In the heady early years of the budding romance between Jimmy Buffett and Key West, Jimmy tested his early musical efforts in the Chart Room. On many of those occasions, Jimmy was joined by Jim Croce, Chicago’s Steve Goodman, and Bone Fishing Guide Vaughn Cochran. While many of us have lovingly referred to Greg “Fingers” Taylor as the Original Coral Reefer, Vaughn also carried this prestigious moniker….at least in Key West. And where Fingers is known for his Harp playing, Vaughn’s specialty was the “Washboard.”

Anyway, I ran into a guy at an art show today, and he’s a friend of Vaughns and informed me Vaughn has an establishment right here in my new home town of Jacksonville. And you know me…I was immediately on my laptop doing my research. I even remember writing an article in the past that include info on Vaughn. For those who like to do their own research, check out Vaughn’s Web Site and his The Black Fly Outfitter Blog . While I was reading Vaughn’s Blog, I ran across this video. If it doesn’t get you in the mood to be the King of Somewhere Hot, I don’t know what will!

Be sure to stop back by, because in the true Seven Degrees of Jimmy Buffett, we’ll be learning more about my upcoming visit with Vaughn

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2 Comments to “The King of Somewhere Hot”

  1. I’m not a big fishing person but I’m a huge tropical island person. I haven’t made it to the Abacos Islands yet but it’s on my short list. Not for fishing though, probably a little liming and rum and Kalik consumption. Thanks for for sharing and looking forward to more degrees of Jimmy Buffett. Cheers!

  2. Vaughn recently opened a restaurant in St. Augustine- BlackFly The Restaurant! I’m writing a review on it now, here’s the link: http://www.simplystaugustine.com/?p=4428 (it goes live Wednesday 6/5/13 but if I don’t post “hi!” now I’ll forget! LOL!) It’s delish & a short drive from your Jax home! Come on down! 🙂

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