Remember that night you got locked out of your beach house and had to sleep under the boardwalk? Or that time you underestimated the amount of space you had to do a flip off the diving board and ended up doing an epic belly-flop that landed you in the ER? Remember when your 4th of July fireworks caught your neighbors house on fire? Maybe you don’t remember anything after a tequila-fueled night of debauchery… Well, you’re in luck! Inspired by the crazy summer mis-adventure from their latest music video for “Knee Deep,” Zac Brown Band wants to hear your funniest summer mishap story. Tell us below for your chance to win!
Grand Prize is the message in a bottle used in the Knee Deep vid signed by both Zac Brown and Jimmy Buffett! Winner will also receive a Knee Deep T-Shirt and Kingsford Grill Pack.
2 Runner Ups will receive a Kingsford Grill Pack including: “You Get What You Give” CD, Southern Ground Cookbook, ZBB Guitar Pick a Kingsford Cookbook, Memphis Grill set, Kingsford Koozie and a coupon for a free bag of Charcoal!
Jimmy Buffett was recently on the Bob Edwards Show, where he gave a lengthy interview:
Jimmy Buffett is like a pied piper, but with a guitar, leading his Coral Reefer Band and his legion of fans known as Parrot Heads. Bob visits with Buffett in the state of mind called Margaritaville to talk about the song, his many commercial enterprises, the satellite radio channel and about Buffett’s connection to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
The Chicago Sun Times has an interesting article/interview with Jimmy Buffett where he reminisces about the time he spent in Chicago with Steve Goodman and others:
“I had just gotten into Chicago and was told we were going to have dinner at Steve’s place,” Buffett said in a Tuesday phone conversation. “And we were going to shoot this album cover.” Buffett had met Goodman at the Earl of Old Town. In the early 1970s, Buffett was an opening act at Richard Harding’s Quiet Knight, adjacent to the L tracks on West Belmont Avenue.
Buffett had his first major market success in Chicago. He opened for Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Neil Sedaka and others at the Quiet Knight. “I was loyal to Richard,” Buffett said. “He played me there many times, and I stayed when I started getting a following. That’s how it was then.”
Buffett was the outsider who was born in Pascagoula, Miss.
“It is a Chicago style not necessarily identified with the city,” Buffett explained. “There were just so many good people doing solo acoustic guitar shows. The Holstein brothers, Bonnie Koloc, Mike Smith. And those singer-songwriters also had to be comedians and emcees. I had to do that in my early New Orleans days. Stephen Stills and [Eric] Clapton were the guitar players I idolized. My natural strength seemed to lie in the ability to bulls— on stage. I had that talk with myself. I thought, ‘It’ll take a lot of hard work and practice, so if I’m successful, I can hire a good guitar player.’ After New Orleans, when I got to Chicago I worked places that were minor league ballparks, the Steak & Ale circuit. So meeting all those people in Chicago was a renaissance for me.
“They were great storytellers, bulls— artists on stage and performers. I gravitated toward that. I found my place.”