Buffett to Appear on new Little Feat album

From Marketwire: Little Feat Throws a Party With New “JOIN THE BAND”

Little Feat teams with guest artists Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Chris Robinson, Emmylou Harris, Brooks & Dunn, Bob Seger, Inara George, Sonny Landreth and others on a new album called “JOIN THE BAND”. The album is produced by Bill Payne and Mac McAnally is is available in stores August 26th.

“JOIN THE BAND” features some of Little Feat’s classic tunes — “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” “Dixie Chicken,” “Sailing Shoes,” “Oh, Atlanta” — re-recorded with creative friends like Dave Matthews and Jimmy Buffett among many others (see above), as well as new material like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”

“JOIN THE BAND” was an idea born in 2004 just after original Little Feat keyboardist Billy Payne had played on Jimmy Buffett’s chart topping album, “License to Chill.” Jimmy suggested flying the band out to his Shrimp Boat Sound studios in Key West to put together the all star project that had been planned for years prior. With the production team of Payne and Buffett associates Mac McAnally and Alan Schulman in place, the project began to take shape.

Jimmy Buffett shares lead vocal on two songs: “Champion of the World” (along with Paul Barrere) and “Time Loves a Hero” (along with Bill Payne).

A1A “Beachwrecked” Official CD Release Party

A1A CD RELEASE PARTY – June 6, 2008
Wild Wing Cafe Tiki Hut Bar – Marietta, Georgia

Make plans now to attend The Official CD Release Party for A1A’s New CD – Beachwrecked – A1A will be performing and new A1A CDs and Beachwrecked Merchandise will be available!! Get there early for a good seat and a great time!!!!!!!!

15 NEW ORIGINAL TROP ROCK SONGS BY JEFF PIKE AND A1A

The long awaited follow up to A1A’s first all original concept Parrot Head Cruise Vacation CD Ship Happens!! will finally be officially be released in Atlanta, Ga. on June 6, 2008. Beachwrecked takes up where Ship Happens!! left off and is another perfect CD to put in and enjoy while living your summer days this year.

Read reviews, listen to and purchase the CD online now at CDBaby.com by going to: http://cdbaby.com/cd/a1a4

Cinco de Mayo Party on the Amish Beach Party

The Amish Beach Party with DJ Jeff Allen – Monday May 5th at 8pm ET on Radio.JimmyDreamz.com. A special Cinco de Mayo Party with Singer/Songwriter Jeff Pike of A1A talks about the new A1A album “Beachwrecked” and Steel Drum Master John Patti talks about his album “Above the Fold” as well as his summer plans.

Listen to the show starting on Monday at 8 PM, with replays on Thursday 9 AM, Friday 3 PM, and Sunday Midnight. All times EST. To tune in, sign up for a FREE Live365 membership and log in. For more info, go to www.radiojimmydreamz.com

Podcasts now available at DJJeffAllen. com

Buffett Appears on Sonny Landreth’s New Album

Sonny Landreth’s new album “From the Reach” will be released on May 20, 2008. Jimmy Buffett appears on one track called “Howlin’ Moon”. The new album is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com

From GuitarJam:

In addition to his fan favorites, Sonny performed several songs from his eagerly-awaited CD, From the Reach, which is scheduled for release on May 20. “Blue Tarp Blues”, “Storm of Worry”, “Howlin Moon”, “When I Still Had You”, and “Ubresso” offer tangible evidence that the new CD will be amazing. On the CD, Sonny is joined by a litany of Landreth friends and music greats such as Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Vince Gill, Nadirah Shakoor, and Jimmy Buffett.

From Modern Guitars Magazine:

In one of two delightful changes of pace to the album’s six-string focus, Dr. John brings the requisite gris-gris to “Howlin’ Moon” with his trademark rollicking piano and harmonies, and he’s joined on the track by Jimmy Buffett. “Although the idea of the record was playing with my guitar heroes, I wanted to open to the unexpected as well,” Landreth explains. “I’d written ‘Howlin’ Moon’ a long time ago and I’d always had Dr. John in mind for it. Then we took it a step further with Jimmy’s vocal and the vibe was perfect.”

Sonny Landreth is scheduled to perform at the following Jimmy Buffett shows:
4/21/2008 – The Woodlands, TX
6/07/2008 – Raleigh, NC
6/14/2008 – Philadelphia, PA

Buffett Was Part of Best Lineup back in 1974

Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic - 1974The Austin American-Statesman has an article that mentions Jimmy Buffett as being part of the best lineups for Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic: “Tracking Willie’s whereabouts on July 4 through the years ain’t no picnic

Which picnic had the best lineup of musicians?

The 2003 picnic at Two Rivers Canyon Amphitheater is hard to beat, with the Dead, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Merle Haggard and Patty Griffin joining the picnic regulars and newcomers such as Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Los Lonely Boys.

But the three-day College Station picnic in 1974 is even harder to beat, adding Bill Monroe, Floyd Tillman, Jimmy Buffet and Lefty Frizzell to a Who’s Who of Austin/Cosmic Cowboy/Outlaw musicians, including B.W. Stevenson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Michael Martin Murphy and Townes Van Zandt.