Savannah Jane Buffett was at Jazz Fest this weekend, interviewing acts for AXS TV and on Sunday she talked with her dad, Jimmy!
JB starts out the interview saying to Savannah “you’ve got a job! This is so great!” The two then talked about how they’ve been coming to Jazz Fest for years and it’s really become a family affair. They also reminisced about Ed Bradley and how much he loved coming there.
Jimmy also said he’s on his way south to Rio and New Orleans was on the way from Dallas.
The Chicago Tribute reports that Jimmy Buffett was in Chicago on Tuesday night taking in the 7:30 showing of the musical “Big Fish.”
One of the producers of the musical “Big Fish” is none other than Mr. Fins himself, singer Jimmy Buffett. And he’s catching the show tonight (Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.) at the Oriental Theatre in the Loop, where it’s having its pre-Broadway premiere production.
Buffet will be sitting in the audience with fellow producer Frank Marshall, the Hollywood producer, according to a show representative, and then head backstage after the curtain.
The “Big Fish” pre-Broadway engagement continues in Chicago through May 5th.
AL.com has a great read on the destruction of a building in Mobile that was at one time a music studio where Buffett recorded some of his earliest stuff.
Jimmy Buffett is best known for his easy-going Key West lifestyle, but his musical roots began in Mobile inside a second-floor recording studio devastated by a Christmas Day tornado.
The studio’s building was torn down on Thursday, and rubble is being cleared from what had long been Cantrell’s photography studio at 1916 Airport Blvd., in an area referred to as “The Loop” where Airport, Government Street and Dauphin Island Parkway converge.
While it has not been occupied by a sound studio for decades, the location had become a popular sight-seeing stop for devoted “Parrot heads,” or loyalists to Buffett’s music. It was inside the studio where Buffett recorded his first songs.
“I could run (the studio) from 11 to 2 (a.m.) and during that three-hour period, we’d demo 10 songs,” Brown said. “That is unheard of today. I only had about seven of those songs ready to go and Jimmy was, by then, a good friend. I said, ‘hey, do you want to record some of yours?’ Jimmy said, ‘yeah, I want to do that.’”
Buffett, in the late 60s, was performing at the Admiral’s Corner at the Admiral Semmes Hotel in downtown Mobile.
“They were paying him $10 a night and he could put out a tip jar,” Brown said. “He wanted to get back (to work) so he didn’t lose that job.”
Said Thompson: “He was just one man with a guitar and a stool. He had not gotten the persona as the guy from Key West, yet.”
It was at Product Sound Studio where Buffett recorded two songs, “Don’t Bring Me Candy” and “Abandon On Tuesday.” Those two songs were released in 1970, but were not part of Buffett’s debut album, “Down to Earth.”
How would you like to charter Jimmy Buffett’s personal yacht, the Continental Drifter III? Well now you can, albeit it at a deserved steep price. The 124 foot luxury boat goes for $65,000 per week, plus expenses.
The luxurious yacht, can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms, all with their own ensuite bathrooms. With a professional crew of 6, including a first class chef and a full compliment of “toys” – 30’ RIB fishing/diving/waterskiing shore excursion boat, paddleboards, surfboards, fishing gear and lots of memorabilia.
The yacht is small enough to get into small secluded coves and anchorages, where larger vessels can’t go and yet is very sea kindly, in large part due to her “Zero Speed” stabilization system, which also makes “rolly” anchorages a pleasure, so one can watch the sunset and not spill the Margaritas!
She is equipped with the latest equipment, including over 400 movies and thousands of songs on hard drive, satellite TV and high speed internet for those that can’t “un-tether”. She even has a 50” drop down TV on the flybridge with a large “daybed” so you can snuggle up and watch your favorite movies under the stars, while feeling the warm Caribbean breeze!
You can also charter Jimmy’s Cessna Caravan floatplane! One of the cool things that Buffett suggests you can do with the yacht and plane is to motor west through the Panama Canal, play in the Pacific Ocean and then fly over to the Atlantic side… swimming in both oceans in the same day.
Watch Jimmy’s personal pitch for the yacht below:
Head on over to cd3.me for more information and to see a gallery of photos.
Jimmy Buffett’s oldest daughter Savannah Jane is hosting a new show on the Reserve Channel called “Ex-Pats”:
Savannah Jane travels through foreign lands to discover the extraordinary stories of those who cut the home-cord, leaving behind a seemingly successful and ordinary existence, in search of a place to live their dream life.
The first episode debuts Thursday, July 19th at YouTube.com/Reserve, and new episodes will appear monthly. Check out the trailer below and tune in starting Thursday!
The program is entertaining and very well done. Watch the first episode, which profiles two young ex-pats who started a micro-brew on St. John, at youtube.com/reserve.