More details are now available on Jimmy Buffett’s get-out-the-vote rally for congressional candidate Gwen Graham.
Florida’s beach bum poet laureate Jimmy Buffett will croon some of his sun-burned classics during a Get Out the Vote rally starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St.
It’s a political gig, so Republican ParrotHeads will have to put aside their partisanship beliefs if they want to hear “Margaritaville.” Buffett, who is good friends with former Florida Gov. and Sen. Bob Graham, is stumping for Graham’s daughter, Gwen Graham, in her race for congress. Gov. Graham will be on hand for the show.
The free tickets to the Buffett bash are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Graham’s Tallahassee offices at 1584 Metropolitan Blvd., Suite 102 and at 2130 N. Lake Bradford Road. For more information, call 407-721-1300.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant chain is coming to Texas next year.
Opening in March 2015, the first Margaritaville in the Lone Star state will set up shop in San Antonio’s Rivercenter Mall on the River Walk.
The location is already looking for a Restaurant Manager, General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Merchandise Store Manager, and Assistant Kitchen Manager. View the jobs here.
(hat tip Ken)
Jimmy Buffett plans to hold a get-out-the-vote rally for Democratic candidate for Congress Gwen Graham on Wednesday, October 29th. Graham is the daughter of former Florida governor Bob Graham, whom Buffett started the Save the Manatees organization with in 1981.
Buffett is set to perform “a short acoustic set with his friend Mac McAnally” and tout Graham’s candidacy, according to a press release. More details are forthcoming about the time, location and ticket availability.
From the free media exposure to voter mobilization to fundraising, Buffett’s appearance for Graham is the type of star-power help most candidates dream about. Polling indicates the race between her and Southerland is tight in Congressional District 2, which stretches from the Tallahassee area to Panama City.
Nearly every election you can find Buffett hosting or playing at a fundraiser for Florida democratic candidates. Browse previous stories on Buffett and politics.
Ready for some action packed adventure in exotic St. Barths?
John H. Cunningham’s Buck Reilly, the lovable and quirky adventurer à la Indiana Jones, Travis McGee and John McClane, returns in the much anticipated Buck Reilly Adventure series novel, SECOND CHANCE GOLD ($3.99; October 18, 2014; Green Street, LLC).
Cunningham takes Buck to St. Barths, the most elegant and exclusive island for the fabulously wealthy in the Caribbean. Hired by a billionaire and former presidential candidate, Buck is seeking answers to the mysterious cause of death of the billionaire’s nephew. Buck finds himself entangled in a number of skull-splitting complications including a race for hidden gold, the seductive and beautiful granddaughter of St. Barths’ most famous swashbuckler, ruthless and corrupt treasure hunters, a temptress maritime historian, and many demons haunting him from his past.
SECOND CHANCE GOLD is Cunningham’s fourth novel in the Buck Reilly series, based in Key West and various Caribbean islands including Anguilla and St. Barths. Bankie Banx, known as the Anguillan Bob Dylan, makes a special guest appearance—a treat for reggae aficionados! Additionally, Buck Reilly readers will love recording artist Matt Hoggat’s new song “The Ballad of Buck Reilly” from his new album Workaholic in Recovery.
If you love adventure, travel and thrillers mixed in with treasure hunting, seaplanes and exotic island locales, you’ll definitely want to book a flight with Buck and SECOND CHANCE GOLD.
Jimmy Buffett is back on the road tonight, taking his This One’s For You Tour west to Santa Barbara, California.
You can watch the show live on Margaritaville TV at 7:00pm PDT, or listen to the show on Radio Margaritaville.
There’s still plenty of time to get tickets for Buffett’s remaining fall shows:
Jimmy Buffett was in San Francisco on Wednesday where he attended Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit. Buffett asked the CEO of streaming music service Spotify for a raise.
“Do you see any time in the future where we might see a raise directly from you as opposed to going through the bullshit you have to go through to deal with a label these days?” Buffett asked. “How the stream of revenue gets to the artist, particularly young struggling artists, it’s really hard for that to actually happen in real life if you’re a young artist. So I’d hope that all the music service groups would kind of look at that. It’s one thing when it goes to the record label. Most of it doesn’t get to the artist, which would be nice.”
Ek was receptive to Buffett’s question — “I agree,” he said immediately. But he stopped short of saying Buffett would be getting a raise any time soon. Spotify will spend more than $1 billion on rights this year, he said, and pays 70 percent of that to rights holders. “But it’s actually still lower than what we used to get — right, Irving?” Buffett asked Irving Azoff, a legendary manager in the music industry, who was moderating the discussion. “That’s why I’m looking for a raise.” Azoff was unsympathetic. “Sell one of the planes,” he told Buffett.
Buffett is hardly the first artist to complain about the fractions of a penny that they receive whenever one of their works are streamed. Thom Yorke, the Black Keys, and Bette Midler are among the performers who say they deserve more from Spotify. But given that record labels control most of the rights to their music, as well as the deals with Spotify and other streaming services, don’t expect that to change any time soon.