“Who dat man what carry dat sack a sticks an have three strings on him guitar? Dey call him Bitterwood!” He chicken steps as he belts out his tune, jerking his legs opposite his guitar in like a rock n roll parrot allowed to evolve on a secluded island.

Bitterwood is originally from Tasbapauni but now calls Bluefields his home. Never without his guitar, you can find him walking the streets day and night looking for an audience who will listen to his original songs. They say that during the war he would be on patrol with his gun on one shoulder and his guitar slung over the other. Sometimes he also peddles his namesake, a bush medicine that is said to cure stomach ailments.

Take a moment to listen and pass this coastal original a few cords if you can spare it.


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