The New Orleans Jazz Fest is in full swing and Jimmy Buffett has made a couple more appearances since grabbing a bowl of gumbo on Friday.
Buffett’s daughter Savannah is hosting some Jazz Fest programming again this year on AXS and recorded a spot with her dad at Margaritaville on Friday night. Watch the video here, which includes an acoustic performance of “Life is Just a Tire Swing.”
Then on Saturday Jimmy joined Allen Toussaint for a couple songs:
Photo by Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune
Allen Toussaint played songs spanning over half a century on New Orleans Jazz Fest’s Acura Stage Saturday afternoon. The hit parade was an autobiography in song, but like the career Toussaint’s set surveyed, the show wasn’t all about him.
An early highlight was “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley,” the Toussaint original Robert Palmer took as the pop-funk title track of his 1974 debut, and that was followed by “Two Trains,” another party-pleasing Toussaint song popularized by someone other than him, in its case Little Feat.
Soon after Toussaint called Jimmy Buffett to the stage to sing lead on two songs: “Fortune Teller” (you may know Benny Spellman’s version, or perhaps Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s) and “Wave Bye Bye,” the tender Jesse Winchester ballad that moved the dense early-day crowd (many obviously homesteading for Bruce Springsteen, who plays the same stage later) to sway in unison.
Read more at NOLA.com.