JB Appears On The Late Show With David Letterman

May 22nd, 2008

Jimmy Buffett appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night to discuss his new book “Swine Not?”.

It was Jimmy’s first appearance on Letterman since November 22nd, 1996 when he performed “Ho Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum” off his then-new album “Christmas Island.”

They discussed the novel, and how songwriting and writing books is similar. They then talked about the France/Ecstasy incident. Jimmy mentioned that the day before he was detained by French authorities, he had played a show for the Marines at the US Embassy in Paris.

After the commercial break, Jimmy performed “Volcano” with Mac McAnally, Ralph MacDonald, and Paul Schaeffer and the CBS Orchestra. Also, for a web-only exclusive, they performed “Bama Breeze.” You can view that performance here.

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Buffett On David Letterman Tonight!

May 21st, 2008

Jimmy Buffett continues his media blitz tonight with an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

He will be on to discuss his new book “Swine Not?”

This will be the first time in several years that Buffett will be on Letterman.

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Win A Pair Of Tickets To Chicago Show!

May 20th, 2008

You can win a pair of tickets to one of the Jimmy Buffett shows in Chicago by competing in the 2008 Chicago Pub Challenge!

Teams of two enter the pub-crawl race. Teams will follow the route where at each spot a puzzle will need to be completed before moving on to the next bar. $25 per person (or $50 per
team) gets you a T-shirt and entry in to the Chicago Pub Challenge. The Chicago Pub Challenge includes beer at each of the 8 bars and a 2hr Landshark Lager hosted bar afterparty.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to The Make A Wish Foundation. This is the world’s most well-known charities which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength & joy.

Prizes include: 2 Jimmy Buffet concert tickets & a surf board autographed by Jimmy Buffett for the winning team, and 2 concert tickets for the best dressed team!

Request a registration form by emailing:

The race will start at Cubby Bear at 4:00pm on June 7th. Must be 21+ to play.

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New DVD – “Scenes You Know By Heart”

May 18th, 2008

Jimmy Buffett is releasing a new DVD on June 3rd entitled “Scenes You Know By Heart”.

From Mailboat Records:

Jimmy’s CD, Songs You Know By Heart, came out in 1985, and has become one of his most popular releases. Jimmy chose the best live performances of those songs from his concerts all over the world for this unique DVD. Says Jimmy, “If you think about it, looking at the show on video is really the only way I get to see what you see. I have spent many enjoyable hours watching you and us have fun and have put together these scenes you know by heart.”

In addition to the 13 songs (listed below) from Scenes You Know By Heart, there are two bonus cuts, “Hey Good Lookin” and “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”. In the packaging is a beautiful 12-page booklet with new photos in which Jimmy explains how the footage was chosen and provides “a few thoughts about what we do, and what we play that you might not be aware of.”


  1. Cheeseburger In Paradise – from Mini Matinee, the Tiki Time Tour
  2. He Went To Paris – from Paris
  3. Fins – from Cincinnati
  4. Son Of A Son Of A Sailor – from Live In Anguilla
  5. A Pirate Looks At Forty – from Live At Wrigley Field
  6. Margaritaville – from Live At Wrigley Field
  7. Come Monday – from Live At Wrigley Field
  8. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes – from Live in Anguilla
  9. Why Don’t We Get Drunk – from Live In Hawaii
  10. Pencil Thin Moustache – from Noblesville
  11. Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit – from Las Vegas
  12. Boat Drinks – from Noblesville
  13. Volcano – from Live In Anguilla
  14. Hey Good Lookin’ – from Dallas
  15. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – from Live In Anguilla

Pre-Order “Scenes You Know By Heart” now for $10.98 at Wal-Mart.com

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Buffett In Rolling Stone’s Summer Tour Guide

May 17th, 2008

Jimmy Buffett made it into Rolling Stone’s 2008 Summer Tour Guide:

“I have no problem playing ‘Margaritaville’ for the 700,000th time,” says Buffett, who’s hewing to tradition by breaking out his “Big Eight” hits. “There are some songs you gotta do or get killed.” But he is also bringing out obscurities like 1988’s “Homemade Music,” and in August he’ll do a stripped-down appearance at the Newport Folk Festival. “I’m gonna be a folkie again,” says Buffett.

Also on Rolling Stone you can watch videos from Live in Anguilla. Check it out here.

(hat tip to Jahfin for passing this along)

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