Buffett Writes About Star of His Broadway Musical

posted October 18th, 2017 at 11:43 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett penned an article in Vanity Fair about finding his lead role in the musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’

About 10 months ago, I was in New York casting the role of Tully Mars, the lead in my upcoming musical, Escape to Margaritaville. It debuts this month in New Orleans, where I started my singing career nearly 50 years ago, and heads to Broadway next March. While the show is not based on my life, it is chock-full of songs I wrote in the early years, when I was a singer playing in Key West bars and all along the Overseas Highway. Once in a while in the audition process there will be a performer who, by his or her entrance into the room, tells you that this is the one you are looking for. Enter Paul Alexander Nolan wearing a Hawaiian shirt, a pair of flip-flops, and a guitar strung across his back.

Once Paul had the part, he was full of questions about how to approach the songs and how to play Tully. My answer was simple: “You need to become him.” So we decided to send Paul to “bar-singer boot camp” in the Florida Keys. Stage performers are used to a silence in their workspace, while bar singers thrive in a cacophonous racket. Performing in a funky, loud Keys bar was something I felt Paul needed to experience.

So off we went to the Green Turtle Inn, in Islamorada, a place that was on my song line from past years. On March 7, 2017, along with about 150 bar patrons, we all came together to witness Paul Nolan’s debut as a bar singer, including a few duets with yours truly. I’m proud to say that Paul was a quick learner and graduated from “boot camp” with flying colors. Now we just need to work on his tan.



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Buffett Releasing ‘Buried Treasure’ Album of Lost and Found Songs

posted October 5th, 2017 at 9:30 pm

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by Josh Martin

It was over six years ago that Jimmy Buffett teased a release called “Buried Treasure,” a collection of songs from his earliest days that were lost and had been found. You may have given up on this project, but it’s officially coming out in a month!

When legendary Nashville producer Buzz Cason sold his recording studio to John and Martina McBride, there was some cleaning up to do. That is when Jimmy learned that they had found a sizable collection of 1⁄4-inch tapes that were the demos of songs Jimmy had written and recorded for Buzz when he was writing for his publishing company. It turned out that there were over 125 songs in that pile of tape boxes. Also discovered were the original first recordings Travis Turk had engineered in Mobile, and that is where the whole story of Buried Treasure starts.

Track Listing:

Don’t Bring Me Candy
Circle Is Small
Abandoned On Tuesday
I Can’t Be Your Hero Today
Rickety Lane
Wino Has Something to Say
California Dreamin’
The Gypsy
Hopelessly Gone
Simple Pleasures
Close the World At Five

‘Buried Treasure’ will be released on November 17th, 2017. It’s available for pre-order now at Mailboat Records and at Amazon.

A deluxe package is also available that includes a 40-page Collector’s Book with Never-Before-Seen Photos, Bonus DVD 20-Minute Documentary with New Interviews.


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Watch Jimmy Buffett’s Today Show Appearance

posted September 29th, 2017 at 8:45 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was on the Today Show this morning where he discussed his musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ and he also sat in on a discussion about what to do with your wedding ring and pictures from a previous marriage!

Watch:




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Jimmy on The Today Show This Morning

posted September 29th, 2017 at 4:20 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will make an appearance on The Today Show this morning in the 8am ET hour according to the Instagram account for the ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ musical:

Tune in to catch Jimmy Buffett tomorrow on The Today Show during the 8AM ET hour! #FinsUp

A post shared by Escape to Margaritaville (@buffettmusical) on




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Watch Jimmy’s Appearance on NCIS: New Orleans

posted September 27th, 2017 at 7:42 am

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by Josh Martin

The legendary Jimmy Buffett rocked out on NCIS: New Orleans in the Season 4 premiere, “Rogue Nation.” In this exclusive extended performance of his classic “I Will Play For Gumbo,” a number of fan favorites from the show get down in the crowd while he jams out. Watch all new episodes on NCIS: New Orleans on Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.




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Jimmy Buffett to Appear on NCIS New Orleans

posted September 25th, 2017 at 8:07 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett has appeared several times on the CBS show ‘Hawaii Five-O’ and this fall he’ll perform as himself on ‘NCIS: New Orleans’.

The men and women of NCIS: New Orleans are about to take a visit to Margaritaville.

EW has learned exclusively that Jimmy Buffett will perform as himself in the season 4 premiere of the Scott Bakula starrer.

“It’s New Orleans, baby! You can’t represent the city properly unless you celebrate music,” says showrunner Brad Kern about Buffet’s appearance. “On top of that, it separates us from the pack and makes our show a little more unique.”

The premiere episode is titled “Rogue Nation” and picks up six weeks after Dwayne Pride’s (Bakula) take-down of the corrupt Mayor Hamilton. Pride remains on probation while his team is monitored by Supervisory Special Agent Paula Boyd (Becky Ann Baker).



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