Buffett’s Night to Remember in Detroit Area

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Year of Still Here tour to DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, MI last night. Buffett has performed at the venue formerly known as the Pine Knob Music Theatre about 23 times since 1985.

Greg Fingers Taylor made a surprise appearance and joined Jimmy and the Reefers for two songs “Son of a Son of a Sailor” and “A Pirate Looks at Forty”.

Jimmy kept his streak of different songs for the final encore for this years tour going with an acoustic version of “Tin Cup Chalice” to end the show. The last time he perfomed the song was back on November 3, 2007 in Tampa, FL.

The Set List and comments from those who listened to the show are now available.

The Detroit Free press has a review of the show “Buffett gives Parrotheads and Wings fans a night to remember

The crowd was a sea of Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and bouncing beach balls, as Jimmy Buffet took the stage for a sold-out concert Tuesday night at DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston.

“Michigan!” Buffett screamed from the stage. “We are back!”

Buffett held up a Detroit Red Wings jersey. “Home of the Stanley Cup champions!” Buffett said. “I’m gonna trade you two flip flops for a Red Wings jersey. Do we have a deal?” The crowd went crazy.

Tour Continues in Raleigh NC

The Year of Still Here tour made it’s way to Raleigh NC last night. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band last performed there back on April 27th, 2004.

The set list and comments from the show are now available.

Jimmy played the song “Bama Breeze” for the first time during this years tour. Sonny Landreth was a special guest for the show and performed the song “Hell At Home” solo and joined Jimmy and the CRB on USS Zydecoldsmobile and other songs.

Jimmy ended the show with an acoustic solo version of song “Coast of Carolina” (last time performed was back on June 4th, 2006). Jimmy still has played a different song for the final encore for each show during this year’s tour.

Tour Resumes in Atlanta

The second leg of The Year of Still Here tour got underway last night at the Lakewood Ampitheatre in Atlanta GA.

The set list from the show along with comments from those who listened to it on Radio Margaritaville are now available.

Jake Shimabukuro and Sonny Landreth joined the Coral Reefer Band on several songs including the “Tiki Bar is Open”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, and “Uss Zydecoldsmobile”. Jimmy ended the show with a cover of the John Prine song called “It’s a Big Old Goofy World

A video and a slideshow with photos from the Jimmy Buffett concert in Atlanta is available from Nelson Hicks at WSBTV.com

Freddy & the Fishsticks Recap and Pictures

From Blacktie-Louisiana.com: “Blacktie-Louisiana ! PREMIERE EVENTS ! Freddy & the Fishsticks LIVE at Margaritaville

Crowds lined up long and early to gain entrance to see Freddy & Fishsticks, aka Jimmy Buffett, perform at a benefit concert for BORN & NOAHH Thursday evening at Margaritaville in New Orleans. Whether attending the private show for 100 people or being one of many in the Block Party, guests came prepared to party. From parrot hats to crazy sunglasses to guys and girls in grass skirts, fans were out in style and ready to support BORN & their cause.

At the start of the event, Councilwoman Jaqueline Clarkson, gave a proclamation from the City of New Orleans to BORN. Tyra Brown graciously accepted the honor and gave thanks for the city’s support of her organization and its mission.

Read the full article | Link to pictures

Article and Photos from the Jazz Fest Show

The Times-Picayune has a good article on Jimmy’s appearance at Jazz Fest: “Jimmy Buffett and NOJO close out Saturday“. Some photos of Jimmy Buffett at Jazz Fest are also available.

In his final 40 minutes, he broke down “Come Monday” to acoustic guitar and steel drums; showcased a singer he met in a bar on an African island; led the most exquisitely un-P.C. sing-a-long “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw?”; and cut loose Lafayette slide guitarist ace and frequent Buffett collaborator Sonny Landreth on “Southern Cross” and a grunged-up version of Landreth’s own “U.S.S. Zydecomobile.”

That’s when the party really got started. Buffett spotted an audience member wearing a T-shirt that read, “Helping Rebuild New Orleans one margarita at a time.” “I will trade you these flip-flops,” Buffett said, pointing at his own feet, “for that T-shirt.” Recognizing a one-of-a-kind Jazzfest souvenir when offered one, the guy accepted. Buffett immediately donned his new, slightly too big, “funky” T-shirt and kicked off the audience participatory “Fins.”

Update: The New York Times Artsbeat section has an article on the show: “Jazzfest: Jimmy Buffett in His Comfort Zone” (thanks to nycfeat for passing that along)

USA Today has an article: “Live from Jazz Fest: Parrotheads pay homage to Jimmy Buffett” (thanks to murPH for passing that along)

Buffett Performs at Jazz Fest

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Year of Still Here tour to the New Orleans Jazz Festival on Saturday night. Jimmy last performed at the Jazz Fest back on May 6th, 2006.

The Set List along with comments from those who listened to the show are now available.

Jimmy ended the show with the song “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?” joined by the legendary New Orleans R&B musician Allen Toussaint. Jimmy last performed the song in concert back on August 31st, 2005 in Noblesville, Indiana.

This show marks the end of the first leg of the 2008 tour. For those who have been following the Set Lists from the Year of Still Here Tour, Jimmy has ended each of the shows with a different song during the final encore.

The 2008 tour resumes on June 5th, 2008 at the Lakewood Ampitheatre in Atlanta GA.

Buffett Performs in Charlotte NC

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continue the 2008 “The Year of Still Here” tour last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte NC . The show marked the 12th time that Jimmy has performed at the venue since it opened as the Blockbuster Pavilion in 1991.

The Set List along with comments from those who listened to the show are now available.

The show included a guest appearance by Jake Shimabukuro. Jake and Robert Greenidge did a great rendition of the Beatles classic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. Jimmy ended the show with a rare performance of the song “God’s own Drunk“.

If you went to the show and have some photos from the concert, please post them in the Photo Gallery or email them to info@buffettnews.com