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TIME Interview with Jimmy

posted August 19th, 2013 at 7:02 am

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by Josh Martin

TIME has an excellent interview with Jimmy Buffett, focusing mostly on the new album Songs From St. Somewhere that comes out tomorrow.

In the interview, Jimmy squashed the idea of retiring any time soon:

A lot of people look at Jimmy Buffett and think “That’s what I want to do when I retire,” but it doesn’t seem like you’re looking to retire from being Jimmy Buffett.

You know, Willie Nelson came out maybe a month ago and played a club in Montauk. When I was a struggling songwriter in Nashville, Willie was one of the few people who cut a few of my songs. We played a few songs; I wanted to see what 80 looked like on stage, because I’m 66.

And we were talking about it, and Mickey Raphael, who’s played with him forever and who I’ve known forever, told me a story about how last year the band had a big meeting with Willie on the bus where they asked, “Look, you’re gonna be 80 here, and we’re wondering what we’ll be doing if you’re thinking about retiring.” And Willie looked at them and he said “From what?” [laughs] I got a license to carry marijuana, we’re playing music and traveling and seeing the country, the kids are grown and happy. Retire from what? And if that applies to Willie it sure as hell applies to me, because I’m still having a good time, I still enjoy the creative aspect I’m a junkie for applause. As long as I feel that then I’ll stay there.

Be sure to read the full interview here.


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“Songs From St. Somewhere” Album Special to Air

posted August 15th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is set to release his new album “Songs From St. Somewhere!” Experience EACH and EVERY song with Jimmy Buffett as he pilots us through his new album track-by-track, before its release!

Join us starting this Monday at Noon EST/9am PST on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville!

Broadcast Schedule
Monday, August 19th at 6pmET
Tuesday, August 20th at 10amET, 3pmET, and 10pmET
Wednesday, August 21st at 8pmET
Thursday, August 22nd at 1pmET
Friday, August 23rd at 7pmET
Saturday, August 24th at 10amET
Sunday, August 25th at 4pmET

“Songs From St. Somewhere” hits stores on Tuesday!


Tagged in Albums, Radio Margaritaville



Full Track Listing for Songs From St. Somewhere

posted June 29th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s new album Songs From St. Somewhere is now listed on Amazon.com, complete with the full track listing and album cover.

Pre-order is available through Amazon for $11.88 and iTunes for $10.99. It will be released August 20th.

Tracks

  1. Something Bout A Boat
  2. Einstein Was A Surfer
  3. Earl’s Dead Cadillac For Sale
  4. Too Drunk To Karaoke – Duet with Toby Keith
  5. Serpintine
  6. Useless But Important Information
  7. I Want to Go Back to Cartagena
  8. Soulfully
  9. Rue De La Guitare
  10. I’m No Russian
  11. Tides
  12. The Rocket That Grandpa Rode
  13. I Wave Bye Bye
  14. Colour Of The Sun
  15. Oldest Surfer On The Beach
  16. I Want to Go Back to Cartegana – Spanish version duet with Fanny Lu

Amazon Editorial Review:

Parrothead alert: Jimmy Buffett has a new studio CD, “Songs From St. Somewhere”, with 15 brand new recordings, plus a bonus track. The album was recorded this spring in various locals including Key West, Nashville, Austin, Miami, and St. Barts.

The first single “Too Drunk to Karaoke” is a duet with Toby Keith. Jimmy and Toby are currently shooting a video for the song, directed by Michael Salomon.

Other song titles are “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Boat”, “Einstein Was A Surfer”, “I Want to Go Back to Cartagena”, “Tides”, and “Useless But Important Information”

The bonus track is “I Want to Go Back to Cartagena”, a Spanish version duet with the Latin singer Fannie Lu.


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Release Date for New Album ‘Songs From St. Somewhere’

posted June 19th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

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by Josh Martin

Singer/songwriter Mark Knopfler revealed today on his Facebook page that Jimmy Buffett’s new album Songs From St. Somewhere will be released August 20th:

Seven years after Mark appeared on Jimmy Buffett’s album, ‘Take The Weather With You’, the two have come together again for ‘Songs From St. Somewhere’, out August 20.

Mark contributes both his guitar prowess and songwriting skills on the track “Oldest Surfer On The Beach.” Stay tuned for more details as they come.

See all of the info we currently have on the album here.

Last week Jimmy was in Nashville to shoot a music video with Toby Keith for the song “Too Drunk to Karaoke.”


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Jimmy and Toby Keith Shooting Music Video in Nashville

posted June 13th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was in Nashville on Thursday shooting a music video with Toby Keith, presumably for the song “Too Drunk to Karaoke.” Buffett revealed at one of the spring shows that the song would be on his upcoming album and that it is a duet with Keith.

Photos from the shoot:


via @isaiahstratton


via @juliekategroce


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New Album Coming in July

posted May 2nd, 2013 at 9:04 pm

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by Josh Martin

After the Austin show was postponed on Thursday night, Jimmy and Mac McAnally headed to a local radio station to play an acoustic set.

While discussing the new album Songs From St. Somewhere, Jimmy revealed that it will be released in July, though the specific date was not given.

We know four of the songs that will be included on the new album:

  • Something ‘Bout a Boat
  • Too Drunk to Karaoke – with Toby Keith
  • Useless and Important Information
  • Oldest Surfer on the Beach

Buffett will make up the Austin show Friday night at 7pm CT. Be sure to tune into Radio Margaritaville to listen.

(hat tip Garrett)


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