The Honolulu Advertiser has an article on the private show that Jimmy Buffett played last night at his new Waikiki restaurant: Jimmy Buffett’s At The Beachcomber:
Jimmy Buffett christened his new Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber restaurant in Waikiki in style last night, putting on a nonstop two-hour concert for invited guests and VIPs.
“I refuse to participate in this recession,” Buffett told a cheering crowd, many of whom wore balloon animals in the shape of shark fins and parrotheads.
Dressed in his trademark yellow T-shirt, red board shorts and standing in bare feet, Buffett brought out old standards like “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Margaritaville,” played “Dukes on Sunday” with local favorite Henry Kapono and jammed all night alongside ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and most of his Coral Reefer band.
He also premiered some new songs, basically putting on a full concert preview for fans who also came to town for Buffett’s concert tomorrow night at the Waikiki Shell.
Read the entire article here.
Also, check out the set list from the show here.
The Honolulu Star Bulletin has an interview with Jimmy Buffett where he talks about his new song “A Lot To Drink About”, his forthcoming live acoustic album, the new Hawaii restaurant, and touring with Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuru:
The easy-going and loquacious 62-year-old was eager to talk about both his new song and Hawaii business venture.
“The new song was easy to write — I mean, just look around!” he said with a laugh. “All you have to do is open the newspaper. And it’s a work-in-progress. After Michael Phelps was kicked off the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box, I’m thinking of adding another verse about that in the song. All he did was smoke a little reefer!
“I’ve been a nomad with one foot in the Pacific, and now that I’ve put a place in Hawaii, it’s given me a great excuse to play there.”
As for recordings, Buffett is planning to release a live acoustic album later this year comprising encores recorded during his most recent tour.
“I know my fan base, Parrotheads who want to add to their collection. Thanks to them I’ve been surviving this long. The idea was, during every show last year, I looked through my catalog and went through the process of picking songs that would sound kind of unique in an acoustic setting. They were the kind of songs that would fit in an encore, where there is a mellowness about them. The audience has already been through a show with a high energy level, so it would be good to let them down gently.”
Out of the 28 songs recorded, Buffett feels he’s put together an interesting selection of originals and covers, “particularly ballads, where I use that little bit of opportunity to do songs that I really like.”
Read the entire article here.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played their first official 2009 gig on Tuesday night at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Maui, Hawaii. The show did not air on Radio Margaritaville, but was recorded should be replayed at a later date.
The 23-song set kicked off with “Migration” and finished with a medley that consisted of “Lover Of Mine”, “Imagine”, and “Everybody’s Talkin’”. Buffett also played his new song “A Lot To Drink About”. View the entire set list here.
Buffett continues his Hawaii swing with a private show on Thursday night at his new restaurant Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber. And on Saturday Buffett and the Coral Reefers will play a show at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu.
In February of 2009, Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally played an inpromptu show at the Margaritaville Cafe in Key West, Florida. The theme of the evening was Key West songs, and also included a performance of a brand new song – A Lot To Drink About. Watch the video on the Coconut Television now!
This digital download is now available at Mailboat Records! Tracks included are audio mp3s of three songs from that performance (I Heard I Was In Town, Migration and A Lot To Drink About and a Quicktime .mov movie of A Lot To Drink About).
Buy it now!
1. I Heard I Was In Town – live from Key West (audio mp3)
2. Migration – live from Key West (audio mp3)
3. A Lot To Drink About – live from Key West (audio mp3)
4. A Lot To Drink About – live from Key West (video mov)
(hat tip to HD18JBGuy for passing this along)
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Congratulations to Parrot for winning the latest Buffett Caption Contest!
Here was the photo:
And here is Parrot’s winning caption:
“HEADLINE—- Jimmy Buffett leis Katie on morning television.”
Out of 525 votes cast, Parrot won decisively with 46% of the vote (241 votes).
Here are the full results:
- “HEADLINE—- Jimmy Buffett leis Katie on morning television.” – Parrot (241 votes, 46%)
- “You’re right Katie, Matt Lauer DOES look great in that cocconut bra and grass skirt!” – Crystal (123 votes, 23%)
- “Gee Katie, don’t you wish you would have joined the Coral Reefers when I asked you instead of going to CBS news? Then you would be seen by thousands and not just dozens.” – Mike Koester (113 votes, 22%)
- “Katie freezes during her “Reeferette” audition when Jimmy makes a surprise visit.” – customD28 (29 votes, 6%)
- “Look, I knew it, Al Roker’s new diet…..cheeseburgers.” – Darren (19 votes, 4%)
View all of the 115 captions that were submitted here.
Thanks to everyone who entered and everyone who voted. We’ll do another contest in a couple weeks!