Jimmy Buffett went to Paris in 2015 and told the story behind the lyrics of #HeWentToParis. Watch this video as Episode 1 of a special 6 part series at Youtube.com/Margaritaville
A message from Jimmy Buffett concerning Hurricane Irma “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season – Still“:
It might seem strange to be quoting Blanche DuBois in the aftermath of a hurricane, but her words seem to fit the scenario that so many people across the Caribbean and the whole state of Florida are now feeling. When your reality is blown away in a matter of hours, the kindness of strangers becomes a lifeline. Now in the 43rd hurricane season since I wrote the lyrics to “Tryin’ To Reason With Hurricane Season”, here we are again.
Singing For Change (SFC), our Foundation, was created 20 years ago, as a way to give back to communities where we play our live shows. But when bigger problems than what we are used to handling appear, we have to adapt. Through experience with Katrina and the Haitian earthquake, we’ve learned that the effects of disasters are still evident long after the TV crews have packed up and left, but we will still be there quietly making noise.
We live and work in the tropics and understand you have to have a plan of action when trouble appears on the horizon. As Irma plowed North, our team handled the needs of our staff and guests affected by the hurricane, and will continue to do so, as work begins to rebuild.
It takes a long time to recover from a hurricane. Some things do come back, some things don’t. Only last week, as I flew into New Orleans while Irma was ravaging St. Barth, I looked down at the land surrounding the airport, which was underwater when I flew there right after the storm, is today back to being a bustling community.
Hurricanes are forces of nature. Their arrivals are frightening and their departures leave chaos and turmoil, and the kindness of strangers can be the salve that helps with the healing. We have been there in the past, and will continue to do so.
Though I can’t physically be at the Harvey Benefit in Austin this month, I will do what I can from afar. When the waters in Florida recede and it is safe to do so, we will organize a benefit there as well. Stay tuned. In the meantime, just breathe in, breathe out and move on.
From Margaritaville.com: “Margaritaville Locations Affected by Irma“
Jimmy Buffett is releasing an album with previously unreleased songs that he wrote between 1969 and 1973. “Buried Treasure” will be released on October 27th 2017 and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
From an old article in USA Today: “Jimmy Buffett unearths new (old) songs”
The “Buried Treasure” project includes at least 20 original songs and perhaps some cover material Buffett recorded in Nashville between 1969 and 1973 with original producer Travis Turk. “Two years ago they were going to sell the studio we were working at and owners said go through this and see if there’s anything you can use. He found 74 original songs I forgot I had written,” Buffett says. “It’s really, right back to the beginning stuff. … I’m going back and listening to myself during these times and it’s sparking stories. I don’t remember writing a lot of these songs but once I hear them stuff starts coming back. So I’m doing a narration through this material that we found. I’m going to do that as a project. They were tape recordings they were about to throw out. Some is cover stuff, but the original stuff there’s probably about 20 songs that I had forgotten I had written. … It’s something people might want to add to their collection.”
Jimmy Buffett will ring in the New Year with a massive concert in Nashville.
The laid-back legend will play Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on December 31 with special guests Huey Lewis & The News.
The Sunday night show will kick off at 9 p.m., so fans can be prepared to sing “Auld Lang Syne” (or something like it) with Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, September 15 via Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 745-3000. There is an eight-ticket limit per customer.
American Express Presale starts Wednesday September 6 at 10:00 am CDT and ends on Sept 11 10:00 pm CDT
From the New York Post (Page Six): “Jimmy Buffett plays surprise set at Surf Lodge”
Jimmy Buffett surprised a crowd at Surf Lodge in Montauk on Wednesday night by performing a half-dozen songs with local rocker Nancy Atlas — including a cover of “Brown Eyed Girl” and his own hit, “Margaritaville.”
“He didn’t want to leave the stage,” said an impressed attendee.
“He jokingly said he would ‘play until tomorrow.’ ”
Hamptons fixture Buffett, 70, is on a break from his world tour, which resumes later this month in Paris.
(Photo courtesy Ken Grille)
From the Asbury Park Press: “Great white shark named by Jimmy Buffett visits Jersey Shore”
The Jersey Shore saw two new visitors to its waters this week — baby white sharks.
JD, a tagged 75-pound juvenile male white shark that was named by singer Jimmy Buffett — who was on the vessel when the shark was tagged — was only yards from the Barnegat Light beaches Wednesday morning, according to the shark’s satellite tag.
The 5-foot 4-inch long shark was tagged by OCEARCH researchers on Aug. 14 after it was captured off the coast of Montauk, N.Y. during the group’s monthlong Empire State and Garden State expedition to search for great white sharks.
The shark traveled 178 miles from its capture site to Barnegat Light since being tagged.
Chris Fischer, OCEARCH’s founder and expedition leader, explained why the “Margaritaville” singer was on board the vessel at the time JD was tagged.
“Jimmy has been a real big supporter of OCEARCH,” said Fischer. “He named the shark after his dad, James Delaney.”
OCEARCH is researching the life-cycle of white sharks, an apex ocean predator. The sharks are known scientifically as Carcharodon carcharias and can grow up to 21 feet in length and weigh over 4,000 pounds.
Fischer estimates JD, which can be seen being tagged in the video above, is one year old and is feeding on small prey fish such as mackerel, menhaden and squid.