Howard Livingston is a native of Kentucky, where he lived until approximately age12. Due to trouble within the coal mining industry, where his father was employed, the family moved to Marion, Indiana. Howard’s mother taught him to play the guitar at the age of 3. During his teen years, Howard played in a band called the Juveniles.
The Juveniles were not your average teen band. They became Marion, Indiana’s answer to the Beatles. They opened their own teen club, bought their own bus, and ended up as opening act for the Who. At the age of 18 Howard left Marion to attend a trade school in Chicago. Although he made the decision to end his music career and concentrate on a business career, his guitar never left his side.
While on vacation in Key West, Howard was smitten with a severe case of “Keys Fever.” For the next fifteen years, he spent every available minute in the Keys, learning to dive, snorkel, and lobster. Eventually, he was able to move to the Keys, which is when he started the band, Mile Marker 24.
Mile Marker 24 became the chosen name of the band because of its location, which is relatively central to the location of the band member’s homes. Everyone is a local.
Howard Livingston is a singer/songwriter living in the Florida Keys.
In 2005 Howard plunged back into the music scene with the release of his new CD Livin’ On Key West Time. The response has been remarkable. All songs on the CD were written by Howard and when you listen to it you can understand where his heart is. He is an island boy. In 2006 Howard released his second CD, Meet Me In The Keys. The story continues.