New album to be previewed on RM Monday

There will be a Buffet Hotel radio special on Radio Margaritaville this Monday December 7th at 11:00 am Eastern time. This will be the same kind of show Jimmy did for his last album where each song is played in full and Jimmy tells the story behind it.

The radio special will be air on the following dates and times on RM:

Monday 12/7 at 11:00pm Eastern
December 8 at 5:00 pm Eastern
December 11 at 9:00 pm Eastern
December 12 at 11:00 am Eastern

The audio liner notes will also be available on MailboatRecords.com beginning December 8th!

Jimmy Buffett’s new album “Buffet Hotel” will be release on December 8th. It is available for pre-order at Amazon.com for $7.99.

Billboard Article about Buffet Hotel

Billboard has an interview with Jimmy on his upcoming new album: “Jimmy Buffett Goes Back To Roots For ‘Hotel’

Jimmy Buffett says he felt a greater level of engagement on his new album, “Buffet Hotel,” than he has on many of his other recent efforts.

“With a band this good and with people this good around you, you kind of get in a routine,” Buffett tells Billboard.com, acknowledging that previous “listening and fixing” was done primarily by Coral Reefer Band collaborators Mike Utley and Mac McAnally.

Buffett is planning a full-scale “Buffet Hotel” tour for 2010 and intends to start the year in Australia and the Pacific Rim. He’s toying with the idea of playing entire albums next year and hopes to play 1983’s “One Particular Harbor” in Tahiti. He’s also putting into motion into a special performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with “Buffet Hotel” guests Sonny Landreth and Toumani Diabate. And while he says that he’s “out of the movie business” at the moment, Buffett is working on a documentary about his trip to Mali with director Margaret Brown.

Buffett also has two books in the works, a collection of short stories set in the Pacific and “a rock ‘n’ roll novel” called “Mudbath” that is “based on a real-life adventure, but hopefully you won’t recognize any of the characters.”

Jimmy talks about Ilo Ferreira

New York Magazine has an article in which Jimmy Buffett talks about Ilo Ferreira: “From Africa to Margaritaville

On November 23, Freston and his friend Jimmy Buffett, 62, were there to support Ilo at his sold-out show at Joe’s Pub and his appearance later that night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which they’d helped engineer.
How’d they get to know, and fund, him? “It was an amazing set of circumstances,” Buffett says backstage at Joe’s. “Freston gets fired and he doesn’t have his plane and he’s got me all fired up to go to the Festival in the Desert,” in Africa. So they have to take Buffett’s jet. The route to Mali “is from San Juan to Cape Verde,” where they stopped to refuel. Buffett thought, why not check out the local music scene while they were stopping through. “I went, ‘Let’s see if Cesaria Evora is playing; I’ve always been a fan.’”

Summerzcool Tour ends in New York City

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed the final show of the 2009 Summerzcool Tour last night at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The set list along with comments are now available.

Some changes to the set list included “Last Man Standing” (last played at the Margaritaville Cafe in New Orleans on May 1st, 2008) and “Defying Gravity” for the final encore (last played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia PA on June 14th, 2008 ).

Hear Samples From Jimmy’s New Album


Mailboat Records has audio samples from Jimmy Buffett’s upcoming album “Buffet Hotel” that will be released on December 8th

1. Nobody From Nowhere
2. Wings
3. Big Top
4. Beautiful Swimmers
5. Turn Up The Heat and Chill The Rose
6. Summerzcool
7. Rhumba Man
8. We Learned To Be Cool From You
9. Surfing In a Hurricane
10. Life Short Call Now
11. Buffet Hotel
12. A Lot To Drink About

Buffet Hotel is available for pre-order at MailboatRecords.com, and will be available everywhere on December 8th! It is also available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Summerzcool continues at the Mohegan Sun

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT as part of the 2009 Summerzcool Tour

The set list along with comments are now available.

Some changes to the set list included “Boat Drinks”, “Another Saturday Night”, and Nautical Wheelers” for the second encore. Ilo Ferreira was a special guest for the show and he did lead vocals on “Let Me Love You”.

A review of the show is available from MassLive: “Buffett serves up Indian Summer at Mohegan Sun

Jimmy Buffett picked the perfect autumn weekend to wrap up the last session of his “Summerzcool” tour, playing a show at Mohegan Sun Arena in front of a sold out house on Saturday night.

Warm and sunny was the order of the day outside the building, and grass skirts and beach balls were part of the standard uniform inside as Buffett turned Uncasville into Margaritaville for a two hour stretch.