News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. July 5, 2021

A Caribbean immigrant was definitively a part of the “A Capitol Fourth Celebration” from PBS, held last night to mark America’s 245th birthday.

Legendary Trinidad and Tobago-born steel-drum player, Robert Greenidge, was part of the Jimmy Buffett performance that saw Buffett singing folk legend Woody Guthrie’s classic Americana tune “This Land Is Your Land.”

Greenidge is part of Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. He and keyboardist Mike Utley backed up Buffett on the song, that was intercut with scenes of various American landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Grand Canyon...

....On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Greenidge among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. 

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