Gene Mitchell, born and raised on the coast of Georgia, played in various bands in the southeast during the 1970's. He served our country in the United States Navy for 21 years. Was decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal from the President of the United States among other Medals from the Secretary of the Navy. He continued his songwriting and college while in the Navy, and during his 21 years in the Navy wrote and produced over 100 songs about sailing and adventures in more than 30 countries he visited. Though his music still maintains that southern style, his years in Hawaii and the Caribbean strongly influence his jazzy island styles. Gene produces high quality CDs and his albums feature such artists as John Raymond (guitarist for Kenny G), Amy Lee (saxophonist for Jimmy Buffett) and Rick Cathaway (guitarist for the Osmonds). Gene established Sailor Boy Records in 1994 and has four CDs available and can be reviewed on this website. 'Gene Mitchell's lyrics are thought provoking and his melodies sing-a-long, a winning combination.' - quote by Norman Saleet (songwriter for the Billboard #1 hit by Air Supply 'Here I Am' and Salena's hit 'Where Did The Feeling Go') Caribbean Cowboy: Recorded on Burbank Blvd. In North Hollywood, California in 1995-1997, this was the first CD release by songwriter Gene Mitchell, after being encouraged by Norman Saleet to produce his versions of the songs for release to the public. With Jerry Breiner on keyboards, Rick Cathaway on bass and lead guitar, Troy King on drums, Bryan Matheson on backing vocals, additional musicians Gary Ruhl and Ricky Johnson and Gene on lead vocals and guitars proves what a versatile songwriter is all about. A collection of island, pop, adult contemporary, ballads, easy listening and country songs all put together in a collection that flows perfectly between songs while still keeping one central theme - Caribbean Cowboy. Great lyrics, great music and great production.