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Buffett Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

posted October 10th, 2012 at 9:37 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is among several nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame:

Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

They’re joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Christine McVie. Also nominated are Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Aeromsith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, as well as Steve Winwood and Bobby Womack.

Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press a list of nominees in advance of the official announcement, set for Oct. 16.

Voting ends Dec. 17, and the gala takes place June 13 in New York City.

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Buffett to Perform in San Francisco for Charity

posted October 4th, 2012 at 7:03 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will perform a show in San Francisco in a couple weeks benefiting Singing for Change:

On Thursday, October 18th, Jimmy & the Coral Reefer Band will be performing a very special intimate concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA to benefit Singing for Change. The concert starts at 8pm (doors at 6pm), and tickets go on sale Monday, October 8th at 10am at Ticketmaster.

Please note:
There is a two ticket limit per customer, and this is a Will Call only event. Each customer will need to bring their government-issued photo ID and credit card used to purchase the tickets to the box office window on the day of the concert to redeem the tickets. Once the ticket order is redeemed the customer must directly enter The Fillmore.

All will call tickets must be picked up by the card holder. Alternate names for Will Call will not be permitted. Ticketmaster at its discretion will cancel any and all orders with out notice that exceed the ticket limit. This includes duplicate orders having the same name, bill address or credit card.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Touring

Meet Author John H. Cunningham at Meeting of the Minds

posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:13 am

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by Josh Martin

What does stolen treasure, Cuban secret police and Jimmy Buffett’s old plane have in common?

All are part of the major plotline of Key West writer John H. Cunningham’s latest Buck Reilly Adventure—GREEN TO GO.

Cunningham will host a series of signings in Key West during Meeting of the Minds “Meet the Authors” Event from November 1-3:

11/1: 9-11, 1-3, 5-7 at Casa Marina
11/2: 9-10:30 at Casa Marina
11/2: 1-3at Smokin’ Tuna Saloon (4 Charles Street) with authors Michael Haskins and Andrew Forsyth
11/3: 11-1 at Casa Marina

Locals have come to love John H. Cunningham and the Buck Reilly Adventure Series, which includes RED RIGHT RETURN and GREEN TO GO (Green Street Publishing; $3.99 eBook).

In GREEN TO GO, good news turns bad fast, and the bad just keeps coming…The unexpected contents of his parent’s Swiss bank account offers Buck Reilly a chance to dig himself out of the hole he’s been in since the recession hit, but first he must recover the treasure maps and clues he lost at sea. Those plans get put on hold when a friend is accused of orchestrating the biggest theft in Key West’s sordid history, and the FBI uses Buck’s past against him to demand that he search for the thieves who fled aboard a hundred year-old schooner.

No good deed goes unpunished, and Buck’s dogged by greed and double-crosses from Key West to the Bahamas and points south. His hunt for the missing treasure pits him against a crazed mercenary, Peruvian rebels, rogue Cuban Secret Police and a beautiful woman torn between turning Buck over to the authorities or succumbing to his easy charm.

If you love John D. MacDonald, Clive Cussler, Tom Corcoran, Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen, Buck’s faults, quirks, humanity and heroics will appeal to you. Cunningham’s clever, thrill-seeking mysteries will leave you guessing.

For locals, you’ll hear a lot about famed Key West locales – Blue Heaven, La Concha Hotel, Pepe’s, Margaritaville and others.

For more information about the author, visit www.jhcunningham.com

Tagged in Books, Parrotheads

Brisbane Concert Replay This Week on Radio Margaritaville

posted October 2nd, 2012 at 3:15 am

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by Josh Martin

After more than 20 years, Jimmy made a triumphant return to Brisbane, Australia, on September 21st and Radio Margaritaville is broadcasting it all week long for the Jimmy Buffett Concert Replay!

Listen to Jimmy’s acoustic outdoor performance accompanied by Mac McAnally and Eric Darken of the Coral Reefer Band, from the Mt. Coot-tha Botanical Gardens starting Tuesday at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

Broadcast Schedule:
All times Eastern.

  • Tuesday, October 2nd at 8pm
  • Thursday, October 4th at 10am
  • Friday, October 5th at 12:01am
  • Friday, October 5th at 9pm
  • Saturday, October 6th at 6pm

Tagged in International, Radio Margaritaville, Touring

Buffett Records Save the Manatee PSA Video

posted October 1st, 2012 at 7:58 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett has recorded a public service announcement for the Save the Manatee Club in which he asks the public for support.

Save the Manatee Club is a nonprofit organization established by former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Their mission is to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitats for future generations. Visit their site at www.savethemanatee.org for more information.

A 2012 public service announcement for Save the Manatee Club (SMC) narrated by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, Co-Chair of the SMC Board of Directors. The PSA features captivating high definition video by SMC Executive Director Patrick Rose and Crystal River videographer, Tracy Colson. Broadcast quality of the TV PSA is available for download and in other formats by contacting Janice Nearing, the Club’s Director of Public Relations, at jnearing@savethemanatee.org.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Videos

Buffett to Headline Fundraiser for President Obama

posted September 26th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is lending his voice once again to the Barack Obama campaign. He’ll headline a fundraiser at a Florida home on October 12th, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Next up at the Lake Mary home of celeb-lawyer and Democratic fundraiser John Morgan: Jimmy Buffett, live and in concert, to raise money for the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.

Morgan is inviting people to a private, 5 p.m. fundraising party at his Lake Mary mansion on Oct. 12 featuring “A Musical Evening with Jimmy Buffett.”

Price of tickets starts at $500 just for the concert; $1,000 for VIP seating; and $5,000 for a meet-and-greet opportunity with the Florida Keys balladeer, Cheeseburger in Paradise rocker and long-time Democratic supporter.

“Remember, it’s five o’clock somewhere. Come get your margaritas, cheeseburgers and paradise at Morganritaville!!” Morgan states in an invitation cover letter.

Proceeds will be split up between the Obama For America committee, the Democratic National Committee, and state Democratic committees in Florida, Ohio and several other “swing states.”

In 2008, Buffett played to 20,000 people at a campaign rally in Tampa for Obama. In 2009, Buffett was spotted at the White House while in town for his annual northern Virginia show.

Obama also delved into political fundraising in 2010, playing at a private event for Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink.

Tagged in Politics, Special Appearances


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