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From Under My Lone Palm: Play on Your Blue Guitar for Me

posted January 26th, 2009 at 12:11 am

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by Josh Martin

In this month’s “From Under My Lone Palm”, Justin chronicles the many guitars that Jimmy Buffett has used over the years:

Earlier this month I was talked into throwing $20 bucks in on the extremely popular “Guitar Hero
World Tour” 2 guitar controller set. I gotta say that I never thought I would like Guitar Hero or Rock Band since it always seemed to me to be a rip-off of actually playing guitar. But, I was hooked immediately. Both games are a lot of fun. Plus, how cool is it to rock out to Peter Mayer’s guitar licks on “Cheeseburger in Paradise”? I can say that it’s not as easy as it looks. So I figured a great topic for the column this month would be Jimmy’s guitars. As some of you might know, I’ve been researching them for quite sometime for a new page on the site, but I just can’t get the page to come together enough to please me. I’m sure someday I’ll get it right, but until then, here’s a look at a few of Jimmy’s beautiful guitars from over the years.

Read the entire column here.

Also, check out all of the FUMLP’s from the past here.

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Vote For Your Favorite Caption

posted January 25th, 2009 at 12:02 am

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by Josh Martin

This past week we showed you the below picture and asked you to come up with your own caption for it. We got a lot of great responses as usual, and we’ve whittled it down to five of our favorites for you to vote on.

Here’s the picture again, and please cast your vote in the poll below the image:

The hint given was that it’s Jimmy talking to Jimmy the dog, a member of the Jamaican Dog Sled Team.

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Two North Carolina Tour Dates In April

posted January 23rd, 2009 at 8:04 pm

by Josh Martin

The second and third tour dates of the day have been revealed: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, April 21st and at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday, April 19th.

Tickets for both shows go on sale Saturday, January 31st.

Earlier today it was confirmed that Buffett will play Detroit in August.

See all tour dates currently scheduled here.

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Buffett Confirmed For Detroit In August

posted January 23rd, 2009 at 7:03 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Detroit News confirms that Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at the DTE Energy Music Theater on Thursday, August 13th.

Tickets will go on sale through TicketMaster on Saturday, January 31st at 10 am eastern time.

Prices are $34.50 – $134.50.

The article also states that the tour will be called the Summerzcool Tour.

See all tour dates currently scheduled here.

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Buffett Makes Appearance At Wounded Warriors Event

posted January 23rd, 2009 at 9:25 am

by Josh Martin

The Wounded Warriors Project held its 4th annual Soldier Ride this past weekend, and one of our members tells us that Jimmy Buffett made an appearance at the event in Key West.

The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride is a rehabilitative cycling program for wounded warriors. For many of these combat-wounded veterans, Soldier Ride provides the first steps in the return to an active lifestyle. Margaritaville has sponsored the riders for 4 years and welcomes them once again on Saturday, January 17th.

Jimmy is a strong supporter of our troops. In January of 2008, he entertained troops aboard the USS Harry Truman. He’s also previously played a benefit concert for the Wounded Warriors Project.

(thanks to parrothead mania for passing this along)

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Buffett’s Hawaii Restaurant To Open Feb. 2nd

posted January 21st, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s latest restaurant will open February 2nd at 10 am, according to the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Jimmy Buffett’s At The Beachcomber is located at the newly renovated Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel on the island of Oahu. From an official Ohana press release:

As the highlight of the recently completed $21 million renovation at the OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber, Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber celebrates both the adventurous lifestyle of Buffett and the captivating natural wonders of Hawaii. The 21,000 sq. foot restaurant seats approximately 500 guests and welcomes local residents and travelers alike to carve out their own extraordinary island adventure in any of several distinct areas. Guests can sip Margaritas, Mai Tais or signature Boat Drinks on the open-air Lanai, the “Hot Spot Bar,” a dramatic homage to the molten lava formation of the Hawaiian Islands; or sit back in one of the Ocean Wave booths inspired by the towering waves found on Oahu’s North Shore. Each unique spot is a great place to relax and dine from a menu of regional cuisine, fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and chef’s specialties in the space where the renowned Don Ho Theater used to reside.

Bringing his legendary state-of-mind to the 50th state, Jimmy Buffett’s latest offering features island-inspired colors, traditional outriggers (a tribute to Hawaii’s surf culture) and a stage for live music where up-and-coming talents perform nightly when the relaxing sounds of Buffett’s music isn’t filling the air. Using cutting-edge technologies, images of majestic mountains, crashing waves, and beautiful outdoor sunsets dramatically bring the outdoors inside-an effect rivaled only by the bona-fide beauty of Waikiki Beach.

An official website is up at www.jimmybuffettsatthebeachcomber.com but the page is still under construction.

Jimmy will perform at a private party for the opening of the restaurant in late February. More details to come.

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