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Buffett Attends MLB Game in Cuba

posted March 22nd, 2016 at 12:47 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Tampa Bay Rays played the Cuban national baseball team in Havana on Tuesday and Jimmy Buffett was in attendance.

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who performed at MLB’s reception on Monday night, also took in the sights from the field.

“This is history and it’s important,” said Buffett, who attended the game between the Orioles and Cuba in Havana in 1999. “This is a cultural shift more than anything. It could not come at a better time. This is all happening right now, and the only thing that was planned was the baseball game.”

Jimmy also appeared on Sportscenter:

Junto al legendario Jimmy Buffett en Cuba

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Buffett in Cuba

posted March 21st, 2016 at 9:31 am

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by Josh Martin

President Obama isn’t the only VIP in Cuba right now. Jimmy Buffett is also in the country and told CNN’s Jim Acosta that he wants to play a concert there.




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Buffett Interviewed in Southern Living

posted March 20th, 2014 at 8:22 am

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by Josh Martin

In an interview with Southern Living, Buffett talks about the Gulf Coast, writing “Margaritaville,” and what his mama taught him:

Was there a particular event that inspired the lyrics to “Margaritaville”?

I was with some friends in a Mexican restaurant on a hot day in Austin, Texas. We had a couple of margaritas and they really tasted good. The idea starting forming then. Afterwards I was heading back home to Key West. I wrote the song in about six minutes driving down the Overseas Highway. That was a good six minutes.

What’s the best thing your mama taught you?

Tolerance. She believed everyone should be treated equally.

Where’s the most unexpected place you’ve encountered Parrot Heads?

My promoter had me playing my first show in Tahiti. It was a hula dancer from Hawaii, an Elvis impersonator from New Zealand, and me. No one there knew who I was, and we were having trouble selling tickets. I was going around and putting up flyers on every American boat I could find. The day of the show, all of a sudden an ocean research vessel appears. It’s from Gulfport, Mississippi, and filled with 150 marine biology students from LSU, Southern Miss and Ole Miss. They sold out the show!

Read the rest of the interview here.


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Buffett Plays Small Shows in Australia

posted March 10th, 2014 at 8:56 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was in Australia last week and played a couple small shows:

The first show took place at the Quiksilver Pro surfing competition at Snapper Rocks, where Buffett and band played an hour-and-a-half show in front of an estimated 1,000 people – believed to be one of the smallest shows the artist has played in decades. During the show he pulled surfing stars Stephanie Gilmore and Kelly Slater up on stage with him to help perform a few songs, watch them playing Margaritaville here.

Then, on Sunday evening, the Coolangatta Sands Hotel hosted Buffett and his band for a free show in what is surely the pub’s biggest ever Sunday session. Some rough footage from that show has emerged, and you can see it here.

“It was a big night, lots of interest, the phone was running off the hook for almost two days,” Ben Otter of the Coolangatta Sands Hotel told theMusic.com.au this afternoon.

Otter says around 400 crammed into the sold out room, with interest coming from throughout Southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The venue didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for the onslaught, it all came together very much at the last minute.

“It was all very last minute, we knew about 36 hours before he played and we put it all together and he came,” Otter says. “We had it on good advice that he was coming and we met with his crew the day before, they’re a very efficient bunch of people.”

Read the full story here.


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Buffett Talks Technology on Tekzilla Bites

posted February 25th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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by Josh Martin

If you’ve been following Jimmy Buffett for a while, you know that he’s into all the latest technology. On a recent swing through San Francisco, Jimmy stopped by Tekzilla to talk tech.

Jimmy described how they are beginning to use small drones (his favorite new technology) at shows to record the crowd as well as the tailgating beforehand.

Buffett also opened up his bag to show what he carries around: an Android phone, iPad mini, and some SpaceX swag that he received on a tour of the private space company.

Watch below:

(hat tip Parrotheadcase)


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Buffett Playing a Second Paris Show

posted May 30th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett has added a second date in Paris, two days before the previously announced show (La Cigale 9/28).

Buffett will perform at Le Trabendo on September 26th.

Tickets available here.

See all of Buffett’s tour dates here.

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