A Thanksgiving Feast of Buffett Concert Replays

November 21st, 2016

Radio Margaritaville will once again serve up a feast of Jimmy Buffett concert replays this Thanksgiving.

Here’s the broadcast schedule:

6:00 a.m. — Cincinnati, OH from 8/10/93
7:53 a.m. — Sagharbor, NY from 11/20/99
10:00 a.m. — Red Rocks, CO from 10/13/16
11:54 a.m. — Key West, FL from 11/5/15
1:24 p.m. — Paris, France from 9/23/16
3:30 p.m. — Brisbane Australia from 9/21/12
5:57 p.m. — Aspen, CO from 12/22/06
8:29 p.m. — Paris, France from 9/24/16
10:39 p.m. — Key West, FL from 11/5/15
12:09 a.m. — Boston, MA from 8/11/16

You can listen to Radio Margaritaville on Sirius/XM or online at margaritaville.com.

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Buffett to Perform on The Today Show in December

November 12th, 2016

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform on NBC’s Today Show on Monday, December 12th. They’ll play songs off of the new Christmas album Tis The SeaSon.

Haven’t picked up Tis The SeaSon yet? Grab it now over at iTunes.

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‘Tis The SeaSon Debuts on Charts

November 10th, 2016

Billboard reports on the chart success of Jimmy Buffett’s latest music offering, the holiday album Tis The SeaSon:

Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Tis the Season enters Top Country Albums at No. 6 (10,000), marking his 15th showing on the list and seventh top 10. Buffett last landed on Top Country Albums with 2007’s Live at Texas Stadium with Alan Jackson and George Strait. His most recent solo album to place on the chart was 2006’s Take the Weather With You, his second leader; License to Chill led in 2004. Buffett first hit the Top Country Albums top 10 with Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, which peaked at No. 2 in 1977.

(Before appearing on Billboard’s charts, Buffett learned firsthand how they work: he was Billboard’s Nashville correspondent following his graduation from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1969.)

‘Tis the Season is Buffett’s second holiday LP. He released his first 20 years ago: Christmas Island sailed to No. 27 on the Billboard 200 in December 1996. (The two releases were perhaps predetermined: he was born Dec. 25, 1946.)

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Buffett Performs at Rally Attended by Joe Biden

November 7th, 2016

Jimmy Buffett flew his Pilatus airplane into Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday to perform at a Get Out The Vote Rally for Hillary Clinton and Democratic candidates in Florida. Vice President Biden and his wife Jill were also in attendance.

Bombers on, shirtsleeves rolled to the elbows, Joe Biden took the stage at happy hour and roared one last invocation to the masses.

“Man, you are some state,” he said. “It always comes down to Florida.”

So it does, doesn’t it? Which is why on the final night of this endless, maddening 2016 campaign, the vice president called on the ultimate Florida Man, Jimmy Buffett, for a free voter rally on behalf of Hillary Clinton at Albert Whitted Park.

It sounded like a headline from The Onion — “Joe Biden Hitches Last-Minute Flight To Florida For Free Jimmy Buffett Concert” — but as the sun set behind the Salvador Dali Museum, Election Day hours away, it also offered Floridians one last chance to soak in the surreality of it all.

“I get to pinch myself a lot at work,” said U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy, who spoke before Buffett and Biden, a day after campaigning with President Barack Obama and Stevie Wonder in Kissimmee. “Growing up in the Keys, (Buffett) is an icon. To have him now doing a little show to help encourage people to vote for you is pretty cool.”

“Yes, it’s been quite a summer,” Buffett sang on Come Monday, a song whose lyrics he tweaked for the occasion: “There’s a Dumpster that waits for that Trumpster with hate / and I’m all glad we’re on the right side.”

The crowd cheered, but will it really make a difference come Tuesday? Well, there weren’t many minorities in the mostly older crowd, not all of whom were #WithHer.

“Not voting,” shrugged Dan McCain, 68, of New Port Richey, unwinding on a bench in a lime green lei. “Don’t like either one of them. I’d vote for Jimmy Buffett, though.”

After Biden’s Trump-roasting, science-pushing stump speech, Buffett politicked between songs, pledging support for Clinton (“I come from a house of women. I live in a house of women now. I’d like to see a woman in the White House”) and the pro-marijuana Amendment 2.

“A little relief, right? That’s all we’re asking for,” he said. “Down in Margaritaville, we know what that’s about.”

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Jimmy Films Hawaii Five-0 Scenes

November 6th, 2016

Jimmy Buffett stopped in Hawaii on his way back from Japan to reprise his role as helicopter Frank Bama on the CBS show Hawaii Five-0.

Aloha – Frank Bama is going to work this morning

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Frank Bama! Reporting for duty!

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