Article on Buffett honoring Flora-Bama owner

posted September 27th, 2007 at 10:02 am

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by Josh Martin

The Alabama Press-Register has an article on Buffett honoring the owner of the gulf coast bar The Flora-Bama at one of the Madison Square Garden shows: “Buffett honors Gilchrist; benefit set for Joiner”

When Jimmy Buffett opened last year’s “Take the Weather with You” album with the song “Bama Breeze,” an ode to a fondly remembered coastal roadhouse, many took it as a thinly veiled tribute to the famed Flora-Bama Lounge & Package on the Alabama-Florida state line.

It’s probably fair to say that Buffett was deliberate in sending a more general message. When he used the Katrina-damaged Fire Dog Saloon in Bay St. Louis, Miss., as the site of the song’s video, he also worked in a theme of destruction and recovery that was relevant to life all along the Gulf Coast.

But Buffett was more direct in tipping his hat last week during a concert in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Flora-Bama owner Joe Gilchrist was in the crowd, along with a small group of friends with Gulf Coast ties, and Buffett singled both Gilchrist and the Flora-Bama out by name as sources of inspiration.

Read the entire article here.


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