Buffett Helps Wounded Warriors Project

The East Hampton Star has an article “Free, at Sea, to Air Their Wounds

Talking, talking. Free at sea, and at other Wounded Warrior events, to speak with vets about things kept pent up when he was with his fiancée, or his daughter. His speech filled with the acronyms and abbreviations of war and its broken harvest. Talking, talking as though afraid to stop.

The three combat veterans went fishing from the Gone Fishing Marina in Montauk last Thursday as part of the Wounded Warrior Project’s continuing effort to quiet the storm that began with their service in Iraq, Afghanistan, and, in Mr. Amira’s case, on Sept. 11.

The musician Jimmy Buffett had invited them aboard his Margaritavitch in the care of Capt. Vinnie Lasorsa, who headed the boat offshore in September’s silver light past Montauk Point and toward Block Island upon an unusually calm sea.

Buffett Performs at Service for Cronkite

Jimmy performed today at a memorial service for his close friend Walter Cronkite at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Jimmy was joined by Mac McAnally and Mickey Hart.

C-Span has a link to a 2.5 hour video of the memorial. Jimmy and Mac McAnally begin playing at 24:00 minutes into it

Jimmy Buffett sang his classic ”Son of a Son of a Sailor” for his sailing buddy Cronkite. But before that, he had a warm recollection of seeking some advice for a mutual friend, the late ”60 Minutes” correspondent Ed Bradley.

After a sail, ”the sun was down, the rum was out, and I said, ‘Walter, Ed called me and he’s thinking about wearing an earring on ’60 Minutes.”’

Buffett said Cronkite responded: ”It doesn’t matter if he wears an earring, as long as it’s a good story.” Then Cronkite added impishly: ”If I was going to wear an earring on ’60 Minutes,’ I’d wear one of those big, long dangly ones.”

Summerzcool in Atlantic City

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played on Sunday August 13rd, 2009 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City as part of the 2009 Summerzcool Tour.

The set list along with comments are now available.

A couple of changes to the set list included “Coconut Telegraph” and “Rhumba Man “. Ilo Ferreira was a special guest for the show and he sang the song “Let Me Love You“. The show ended with Jimmy doing an acoustic version of “Lovely Criuse“.

The Press of Atlantic City has a review of the show, some photos, and a video: “Parrotheads flock to Atlantic City for Jimmy Buffett concert

Balding, barefoot and wearing a T-shirt and board shorts, the 62-year-old still brings it. With two video screens on each side of the stage and a large center one displaying videos of beach scenes and bay sunsets, Buffett chatted with the crowd all night and worked in references to the New Jersey shore, Wildwood, Cape May, the Steel Pier and The Chelsea Hotel before the second song ended.

He certainly has a lot of help to sound as good as he does. Aside from the crowd, which sings along to most of his songs, Buffett is backed by a 10-piece band and two backup singers on a stage filled with palm trees and an overall beach theme.

Article on Mac McAnally

Philly.com has a nice article on Mac McAnally: “CasiNotes: He’ll be backing Buffett, as usual, at Boardwalk

It was 1977, and McAnally was touring in support of his self-titled debut album. The road trip took him to the old Bijou Cafe, an intimate nightclub on Lombard Street just west of Broad. Because some of the execs at his label, Ariola, had worked for the likewise defunct ABC/Dunhill imprint (which at that time had Buffett in its stable of stars), Buffett was familiar with McAnally’s work.

“Jimmy either played that night [in Philly], or he was in town [for an upcoming gig],” recalled the Alabama-born, Mississippi-bred singer-songwriter. “He wrote me a note that said, ‘We’re both from Mississippi and we’re both storytellers. We’re gonna write together and we’re gonna be friends.’ “