#25 for Buffett in Indy

July 29th, 2008

The 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour continued Tuesday night as Jimmy moved the tour into Indianapolis for his annual visit.

Returning to Deer Creek for his 25th show, Jimmy brought out a change early with “I Will Play for Gumbo” returning to the set list for the first time since September 20, 2007 in New York City. No other changes occurred but “Volcano” was again in the first set just like Bridgeview.

The second set didn’t include any surprises, but it did feature “Take Another Road” and “Last Mango in Paris,” a carry over from the Bridgeview show. This was just the second performance of “Last Mango” since 2006.

The First Encore opened the same way with “Fins.” The second song was different again as this time honoring a sign request Jimmy played “Glory Days.” The second encore brought out yet another A1A tune, this time it was “Nautical Wheelers,” last played September 19, 2006 in Austin, TX at a Kinky Friedman benefit show.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board or post your photos in our Photo Gallery.

Update – The Indy Star has a review of the show: “Parrothead Party Meets Expectations”

The Noblesville Daily Times also has a review, including a couple of photos: “Beachballs, Beverages, and Buffett”

The third leg of the 2008 “Year of Still Here” has now concluded. Jimmy’s next show will be at the Newport Folk Festival this Sunday. This show will not be broadcast on Radio Margaritaville. The next leg of the tour will begin August 24 in Atlantic City. There’s still plenty of time to Get your tickets!

Tagged in Concerts, Tour Dates, Touring

Schedule Announced for Newport Folk Festival

July 28th, 2008

The schedule has been announced for the upcoming Newport Folk Festival. Jimmy Buffett will perform on Sunday, August 3rd from 5:40-7:15 pm.

See the entire schedule here.

You can order tickets now online by clicking here, or by calling 1-877-655-4849. Be sure to purchase tickets for Sunday, August 3rd to see Jimmy.

(hat tip to Mike for passing this along)

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Lucy Buffett to be on Today Show this Monday

July 25th, 2008

Jimmy Buffett’s sister Lucy will appear on the Today Show on NBC this Monday (July 28th) to discuss her cookbook “Crazy Sista Cooking”. Lucy is the owner of Lulu’s at Homeport Marina, a restaurant in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

There will be a watch party at Lulu’s from 8-10 am on Monday that includes a complimentary continental breakfast. Get the details here.

Get “Crazy Sista Cooking” now at Amazon.com.

Update – The Press Register has more:

The sister of singer Jimmy Buffett said she will be on the air during the 9 a.m. hour, when she will be featured in a three-minute cooking segment.

On TV, she’ll prepare the tiny Wee Burgers that are favored by her youngest patrons and showcase a pre-prepared sampling of L.A. (that’s “Lower Alabama”) Caviar. The latter is a signature LuLu’s dish comprised of black-eyed peas, various peppers, onion and cherry tomatoes, among other tasty ingredients.

“It’s exciting” being on TV, Buffett said on a summer afternoon from the bar at LuLu’s. “Sometimes I get a little nervous, but then I think, ‘Oh, heck. I am just going to cook.’ Hopefully, it will sell books.”

“Crazy Sista Cooking,” which features more than 150 of Buffett’s favorite recipes mixed in with tales of life in Lower Alabama, is a self-published book. Recently, book distributor PGW signed on to give the full-color volume greater exposure.

“We’re getting ready to run another 40,000 books,” Buffett said. “Hopefully, they will do well. If not, they will just be around LuLu’s for a while.”

Many of the dishes featured in the book are served every day on the LuLu’s menu.

“Almost all of them are LuLu’s recipes,” Buffett said. “I figure it’s not like they are big secrets. If you want to go and make an oyster loaf, I am sure you can do as well as I do. I want to make sure people enjoy the food, but I’m not sure that’s the whole reason people love LuLu’s.”

Tagged in Books, Personal/Family

Jimmy Debuts in Bridgeview

July 25th, 2008

The 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour continued Thursday night as Jimmy moved the tour into Chicago for his annual visit.

This year, Jimmy’s Chicago stop was in Toyota Park for the first time ever and the first of two shows. The opening show featured a change right away as a solo version of “Hey Good Lookin'” started things off. It was the first ever acoustic version and the first time the song had been played in any form since June 30th of last year in Atlantic City. Other changes saw no “Pencil Thin Mustache” for the first time since the opening show in Houston and the return of “Jamaica Mistaica” for the first time since September 20th of last year in New York City.

The second set didn’t include any surprises, but it did feature a few guests. The Juke Joint Duo and Greg “Fingers” Taylor were back again to put some blues in the show and they even got Jimmy involved again as he helped out on a fantastic version of “Sweet Home Chicago.” Fingers also stuck around for “Son of a Son of a Sailor” and of course “A Pirate Looks at Forty.”

The First Encore opened the same way with “Fins” featuring another hot Fingers solo but this time Jimmy opted for “We Are the People Our Parents Warned us About” instead of “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35.” This was the first performance of “We are the People” since January at the Hong Kong show. The second encore was not a complete surprise this time but was still very nice as Jimmy played the John Prine classic “It’s a Big Old Goofy World” for just the second time ever. No Steve Goodman songs this time which makes you wonder what where in for Saturday Night.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board or post your photos in our Photo Gallery.

Update – There are two reviews of last night’s show:

Chicago Tribune – “Buffett moves smoothly into Toyota Park”
Southtown Star – “Buffett fans sip margaritas and chill out at Toyota Park “

The third leg of the 2008 “Year of Still Here” will continue Saturday night with another show in Bridgeview, IL just outside of Chicago. There’s still plenty of time to Get your tickets!

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Work slowing on Biloxi Margaritaville Casino

July 23rd, 2008

The Sun Herald reports that work is slowing on the construction of the Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi, MS:

The credit crunch has squeezed even the world’s largest casino company and Harrah’s put an end to rumors about the Margaritaville building site in East Biloxi by releasing details.

“Over the next few weeks, residents of Biloxi will notice less activity and fewer workers at the Margaritaville work site,” vice president of communications Marybel Batjer said in an e-mailed statement. “Rest assured that Harrah’s is not canceling the project. We still believe in the Margaritaville concept, and we remain committed to our vision for the property. This is a project that we studied extensively, and we believe that it still has a great potential to benefit the Biloxi market and our company.

“We simply need to adjust the plan for the development to better align with the economic environment, market conditions on the Gulf Coast and the current financing environment.”

Karen Sock, general manager of Harrah’s Grand Biloxi Casino, met with City Council members before their meeting Tuesday and told them she doesn’t know how the construction slowdown will affect the target completion of 2010.

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