Buffett Performs at Margaritaville in Panama City

March 31st, 2010

Jimmy Buffett made a surprise stop at his Margaritaville Cafe in Panama City, Florida on Wednesday night and played a few tunes with Mac McAnally and the Barry Fish Band.

(photos from Pier Park)

Tagged in Margaritaville Cafes, Special Appearances

Details on “Encores” Live Album

March 27th, 2010

Walmart has listed Jimmy Buffett’s upcoming live album “Encores”. According to the site, it contains 2 CD’s, is exclusive to Walmart (though it will likely also be sold at Mailboat Records), and will be released on Tuesday, April 20th.

The album is available for pre-order now at Walmart.com for $12.00.

Track List:

Disc 1

  1. Come Monday
  2. Tin Cup Chalice
  3. Growing Older But Not Up
  4. Coast Of Carolina
  5. Paradise
  6. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
  7. Nautical Wheelers
  8. Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season
  9. Banana Republics
  10. He Went To Paris
  11. Last Mango In Paris

Disc 2

  1. L’air De La Louisiane
  2. Reggabilly Hill
  3. Coast Of Marseilles
  4. Lovely Cruise
  5. Oysters And Pearls
  6. Wildflowers
  7. Defying Gravity
  8. Big Old Goofy World
  9. Death Of An Unpopular Poet
  10. Blowin’ In The Wind
  11. A Pirate Looks At Forty

Tagged in Albums

Humble Mac McAnally Accepts Songwriter’s Award

March 26th, 2010

Humble and gracious as always, Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally accepted the Arthur Alexander songwriter’s award from the Alabama Music Hall of Fame on Thursday:

Red Bay native Mac McAnnally still can’t believe he’s doing what he’s doing — and has been doing it for so many years.

The award-winning songwriter-musician appeared before a group of reporters today before the Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s ceremony. He said he has always seen himself as a person who was just turned out on stage and that he has never really belonged in the field — but he is certainly grateful for everything.

Tagged in Coral Reefers

Buffett Being Considered for 2011 Super Bowl Half Time Show

March 25th, 2010

According to SportsByBrooks, Jimmy Buffett is on the short list of acts being considered for the 2011 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Other acts on the list include Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, and Brooks & Dunn. Chesney has publicly stated that he’d like to do the show.

The 2011 Super Bowl will be held at the new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Sunday, February 6th.

Would you like to see Jimmy do the Half Time Show?

Tagged in Concerts, Special Appearances, Sports, Television

Buffett Touts Herman Wouk in Vanity Fair

March 25th, 2010

In the latest Vanity Fair, Jimmy Buffett writes about his friend Herman Wouk, with whom he collaborated on the musical Don’t Stop The Carnival:

Herman Wouk is one of the wisest men I have ever known. In aviation the best information comes from pilots themselves, in airplanes, not from air-traffic controllers or meteorologists on the ground, in some big air-conditioned office. In his new book, The Language God Talks, Herman sends us all a most valuable pilot report, since it comes from a man whose remaining time on this voyage, he concedes, is rather short. It has been a long time since I sat down and thought about the big questions, such as “Who are we, really?” and “Why are we here?” I have always been more comfortable being tagged a court jester than any kind of philosopher, but I am glad that my old friend keeps his page-a-day commitment to himself, thus extending, in The Language God Talks, a pilot report that we can all use.

Pre-order Wouk’s new book now at Amazon.com.

Tagged in Aviation, Books, Personal/Family