The Orange County Register has a review of Thursday night’s Jimmy Buffett show in Irvine, California. They’ve also got a photo gallery from the show. See it here.
Drummer Russ Kunkel, who played on so many of Buffett’s (and everyone else’s) ’70s recordings, turned up to shake a tambourine during “Brown Eyed Girl” alongside rock-solid percussionist Ralph McDonald. Sam Clayton, who once anchored Little Feat, did the same for more than a few numbers — though he needed some guidance during “One Particular Harbor,” which, like “Son of a Son of a Sailor” later in the set, was noticeably peppier than normal.
Other longstanding yet still momentary members stuck around for the whole set, including slide-guitar whiz Sonny Landreth and Buffett’s current go-to co-writer Will Kimbrough, who added fretwork and vocals to just about everything but stood out most on material from last year’s Buffett Hotel album: the opening blast “Nobody from Nowhere,” the subtly inspirational “Wings” and the twanged-up ditty “Surfing in a Hurricane.”
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