More Reviews and Photos from the Newport Show

Some more reviews from the Newport Folk Festival are available from the Newport Daily News:

Ukulele whiz Jake Shimabukuro jams for a capacity crowd Sunday on the Waterside stage. More than 15,000 people attended the two-day festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. (David Hansen/Daily News staff)

Review of the show: “Buffett shifts gears, turns on the power … Those expecting acoustic got something else

Also read a review of the show at Zuke’s blog: “Jimmy Buffett at the Newport Folk Festival

Some photos are now available in the Photo Gallery (thanks to Joyce D and other for passing them along)

Jimmy’s boats “Continental Drifter III” and “The Last Mango” were spotted on Bannisters Wharf (thanks to Fitz for passing the photos along to us)

Newport Show Review

The Providence Journal has a review of Buffett’s appearance at the Newport Folk Festival: “Buffett brings heat to Newport, but everybody’s cool

While Buffett reminded the Boston Globe this spring that he came up as a folk singer, said he might bring only one other musician and that “it won’t be a Parrothead show,” it did a pretty good approximation of one …

Festival associate producer Jay Sweet said that there had been a miscommunication of some kind with Buffett’s management — “it was a surprise that he brought the heat” — but maintained that “he put together a set list and a band that was appropriate for the Newport Folk Festival. … Was it a folk show? No. Was it a stripped-down version of a Jimmy Buffett show? Yes.” The band was somewhat smaller — Buffett left the horn section at home — but the electric guitars and drums still pounded away. And the audience (announced at 7,500) didn’t seem to mind.

Jimmy Performs in Newport RI

Jimmy Buffett and most of the Coral Reefer Band performed at the Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI today. The Set List and comments are now available.

The set list was similar to others from the 2008 tour. One notable addition was “Elvis Presley Blues” with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings backing up Jimmy on vocals. The song was last performed live back on 11/3/07 in Tampa. Jimmy ended the show with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” (not known if Jimmy has previously performed it live).


Some photos are now available in the Photo Gallery (thanks to Joyce D and other for passing them along)

If you went to the show and have some photos to share, please upload them to the Photo Gallery or email them to info@buffettnews.com

Buffett’s Indianapolis Area Show

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, IN. The set list and comments from the show are now available. Jimmy finished the show with an acoustic version of “Nautical Wheelers”.

The Indianapolis Star has a review of the show: “Parrothead party meets expectations

Tropical weather, familiar tunes and an attentive star added up to a classic appearance by Jimmy Buffett Tuesday at Verizon Wireless Music Center. … Buffett displayed detailed awareness of his surroundings. Echoing comments that Dave Matthews made last week, Buffett mentioned the construction and development near the venue. Using an Andy Griffith analogy, Buffett said Noblesville had evolved from Mayberry status to Mount Pilot.

Buffett Plays Second Night in Chicago

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed the second of two shows at the Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL last night.

The Set List along with Comments from the show are now available.

Fingers Taylor and the Juke Joint Duo were again special guests for the show and peformed right after intermission on the song “Piece of Work”, and then they were featured on the songs “Skinny Woman” and “Sweet Home Chicago”. Fingers also joined in on a few other songs as well.

Some changes to the set list included “Last Mango In Paris”, “Another Saturday Night”, and an acoustic version of “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season” to finish the show.

Buffett’s Year of Still Here Tour Hits Chicago

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed the first of two shows at the Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL last night.

The Set List along with Comments from the show are now available.

Fingers Taylor and the Juke Joint Duo performed a couple of songs right after intermission: “Skinny Woman” and “Sweet Home Chicago”. Fingers also joined in with his harp on “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor”, and “A Pirate Looks At Forty”.

Some changes to the set list included “Hey Good Lookin’” to open the show, the return of “Scarlet Begonias”, “We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About” during the first encore, and a cover of John Prine’s “It’s a Big Old Goofy World” to end the show.

The Southtown Star has a tailgate review: “Buffett fans sip margaritas and chill out at Toyota Park

Update: The Chicago Tribune has a review of the show: “Buffett moves smoothly into Toyota Park

Pittsburgh Show Review

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a review of Tuesday’s show: “Buffett takes his Parrotheads to the beach

At around 8:10, Buffett entered the impressive stage to booming elation wearing just a loose T-shirt and Hawaiian-print shorts — the ultimate in ready-to-chill attire — and quickly dove into his first set, including consistently rousing versions of his hits “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Fruitcakes” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.”

His band, the Coral Reefers, were predictably tight — they’ve been doing this rotation of tunes summer after summer — and retained sublime, subdued countenances that, behind any other front man, might’ve seemed out of place. But with Buffett leading the way, and playing to an audience doing quite the same, the sly grins and slowly rocking Coral Reefers were the perfect house band.