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.”

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.

Buffet Hotel available December 8th!

From Margaritaville.com: A brand new studio album, named for an old colonial era train station/hotel Jimmy ran across in Timbuktu, Mali during a trip to the “Festival In The Desert,” will feature Summerzcool, A Lot To Drink About, Surfing In a Hurricane and 9 other new songs!

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

The title track has a strong West African influence and was conceived during that same trip to Mali for the music festival. “It was one of the best musical experiences of my life,” said Jimmy. The Buffet Hotel was the venue for the music scene that exploded in Mali after its independence in 1960.

In addition to the Coral Reefer Band, the album also includes guest artists Sonny Landreth, Jake Shimabukuro, Cedric Burnside, Steve “Lightnin'” Malcome and Toumani Diabate. Produced by Mike Utley and Mac McAnally, the release also features a 24-page booklet with lyrics, stories behind the song, and how Jimmy went to West Africa looking for stories, and returned with an album. “…Stories are still the things good songs are made of,” said Jimmy.

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.

New Album available December 8th

Jimmy Buffett’s new album “Buffet Hotel” has a release date of December 8th according to Amazon.com. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.com.

The studio album will contain some of the new songs that were played during the 2009 Summerzcool tour including: “Summerzcool“, “A Lot to Drink About“, and “I Feel Like Goin’ Surfing in a Hurricane“. Read more about the new album in an article from “Rolling Stone Magazine“.

Jimmy’s upcoming album, Buffet Hotel (one t), is scheduled for release in December. The title cut has a strong West African influence and was conceived during a trip to the “Festival In The Desert,” a music festival that takes place annually near Timbuktu, Mali. “It was one of the best musical experiences of my life,” said Jimmy. It was there that Jimmy ran across the Buffet Hotel, an old colonial era train station/hotel which was the venue for the music scene that exploded in Mali after its independence in 1960.