Buffett appears on new album by Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro and Jimmy Buffett reprise their delightful rendition of “Come Monday”on the upcoming album “Jake & Friends“. It will be released on November 12th and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

From Grateful Web: “Jake & Friends” the upcoming album from the acclaimed Hawai’i-born ‘ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro – features a who’s who of music royalty, so it’s only fitting that Shimabukuro release not one, but two new singles from the album today, with artists as diverse as Jack Johnson, Paula Fuga, and Kenny Loggins.

The opening track off “Jake & Friends“, “A Place In The Sun” was suggested to Shimabukuro by his chart-topping friend and fellow Hawai’i-born Jack Johnson. With Shimabukuro’s whimsical ukulele playing supporting them, Johnson and guest vocalist Paula Fuga absolutely sparkle. “Why Not,” written and sung by multi-platinum hitmaker and movie soundtrack king Kenny Loggins, is a deliciously upbeat slice of soul-pop with hooks for days and an effervescent ukulele solo that will set pulses racing. “Working with Kenny was a blast,” says Shimabukuro. “We started off doing things simply, but once we got going, Kenny wanted to try out different ideas, and I just let him go. Watching him do his thing was a real education in record making.”

In terms of size and scope and considering the sheer number of legendary stars who graciously loaned their inimitable talents to the project, ‘Jake & Friends’ can only be compared to other benchmark duets albums by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, a shining testament to just how far the singularly gifted Jake has come. Jake’s own head spins when looking over his high-wattage guest list featured on the album – Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett, Moon Taxi, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Jon Anderson, Ziggy Marley, Warren Haynes, Jack Johnson, Jesse Colin Young, Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel, Sonny Landreth, Lukas Nelson, Billy Strings. “I have to pinch myself when I see those names on my own album,” he says. “It’s like, ‘Did that really happen?’ Making the album was a real challenge, but I’m deeply honored that all of the artists agreed to record with me.”

Buffett appears in Huey Lewis music video

Jimmy Buffett has a cameo appearance in the new music video by Huey Lewis and the News for the song “Her Love Is Killin’ Me”.

Cast in order of appearance: Huey Lewis, John Pierce, Sean Hopper, Jimmy Kimmel, Brandon Flowers, Bill Gibson, Cedric the Entertainer, Jimmy Buffett, Michael Keaton, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rick Sutcliffe, Bruce Bochy, June Lockhart, Sal Iacono, Andy Garcia, Ray Benson, Chris Berman, Topher Grace, Brad Paisley, Marvin McFadden, Johnnie Bamont, Stef Burns, Rob Sudduth, Sean Hayes, Joe Montana, James Harrah, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick, and Johnny Colla

Caroline Jones’ new song Gulf Coast Girl features Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney

From USA Today: “Caroline Jones teams with Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney for a must-hear summer jam

Just in time in for Independence Day, Jones debuted “Gulf Coast Girl,” a salty summer swell featuring The Pelicanaires — a jaunty cavalry comprised of Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Lukas Nelson and Mac McAnally. 

The song, co-written by Buffett and McAnally, is accompanied by a music video capturing the kick-up-your-feet-and-relax spirit Jones and company deliver on the new song. 

Backed by a subtle harmonica and relaxed guitar, Jones walks listeners through what makes a “Gulf Coast Girl.” 

She sings in the chorus: “‘Cause I’m a Gulf Coast girl, partial to the warm winds and salty water/ Gulf Coast girl, I got a little mermaid in me.” 

“I hope the song makes people feel free, breezy, lighthearted and connected to the places that are close to their heart and history,” Jones said.  

In writing “Gulf Coast Girl,” Buffett told the Tennessean that he and McAnally focused on the Gulf Coast lifestyle to “come up with a ‘feel good’ song that would do the same on beaches and lakes thousands of miles away from the beach I grew up on.”

Turn it up, sit back and let the breeze roll in. 

Jimmy Buffett performs with Willie Nelson at tribute show in Nashville

Jimmy Buffett joined several artists for the “Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw, A Willie Nelson All-Star Concert Celebration” last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The show was filmed for an upcoming A&E TV concert special.

Jimmy and Willie performed “The Harder They Come” (written by Jimmy Cliff).

Other performs for the tribute show included Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Bobby Bare, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, George Strait, Jack Johnson, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, and Vince Gill.