From Edmund: “Autour du Rocher” is about a local hangout that Jimmy Buffett and his friends would often visit until it burned down more than 20 years ago. It was a place of great fun I was told by Marius who started Le Select 66 years ago. Jimmy joined the Tremendous Johnson Band at Le Select on Saturday, Feb. 13 to play this St. Bart’s favorite.
On Saturday Jimmy Buffett joined Jenny Lewis on stage at the Ryman in Nashville, TN.
They performed the song “Handle With Care” (a Traveling Wilburys cover).
From MusicCityMike.net: “Jenny Lewis @ Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN”
But tonight, it was the “where did that come from” surprise of Jimmy Buffett who Jenny billed as “making his first appearance ever on the Ryman stage.” Turns out that Jenny and Jimmy are friends who are working together on a “Margaritaville” musical.
Looking flashy enough to be playing the Opry in a bright green jacket covered with marijuana leaves, Buffett nailed the song’s Roy Orbison parts. And for a guy that I didn’t think would be considered Nashville hip, the crowd responded to his appearance as if Roy had come back from the dead. (Their thundering applause was repeated when Buffet came out from backstage to sit in the balcony for the second act.)
Video: “Handle With Care” (Jenny Lewis with Jimmy Buffett)
From NOLA.com: “Jimmy Buffett headlines at Link Stryjewski Foundation Bal Masque”
The scene at the Orpheum Theater felt like an Oscars and operatic ball convergence, with a dose of Carnival festivity. Sophistication and creativity was the rule of the evening with women in long gowns, men in tuxedos — some partygoers came in costume. All wore masks.
It was the inaugural Link Stryjewski Foundation’s Bal Masque to benefit Kingsley House and Youth Empowerment Project. Co-hosts Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski have a longstanding reputation for throwing great parties, and with this fete their Link Restaurant Group (Herbsaint, Cochon, Butcher) and foundation made it the place to be at Saturday (Jan. 9).
For example, how many benefits, the first time, have Jimmy Buffett in concert? As the headliner, Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band, with special guests Preservation Hall Horns, played the songs we all know and love. Preceding him on stage was Jon Cleary, the Cha Wa Indians and the Roots of Music marching band.
Jimmy Buffett performed on Saturday night at the Bal Masque in New Orleans at a fundraiser benefiting the Kingsley House and YEP, both helping young children and families in New Orleans. Some videos and photos from the show are available on Facebook.
Buffett and Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed “Do You Know What it Means To Miss New Orleans”.
Watch Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform live from Brooklyn NY on Thursday December 31st on Margaritaville.TV. The pre-show starts at 10:00 PM Eastern, and the show starts at approximately 10:30 PM Eastern. You can also watch Jimmy Buffett on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016” on ABC. Buffett is scheduled to perform “Margaritaville” right after the ball drops at midnight, ringing in the start of 2016.
Jimmy will headline Bal Masque in January benefiting the youth of New Orleans. Help nourish and educate the youth of New Orleans and join in to celebrate the spirit of Creole Carnival at the first annual Bal Masque on January 9, 2016! Enjoy food from world renowned chefs and dance the night away with music from headliner Jimmy Buffett, and special guests the Preservation Hall Horns! Get more information and tickets here!
Join us for a celebration of New Orleans’ Creole carnival roots, capturing the spirit of a classic Bal Masqué. Enjoy food from the country’s top chefs, internationally acclaimed musicians and special New Orleans themed entertainment. Featured chefs include Suzanne Goin, Paul Kahan, Mike Lata, Donald Link, Nancy Oakes, Richard Reddington, Andrea Reusing, Frank Stitt, Stephen Stryjewski and pastry chef Maggie Scales with musical headliner Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band with special guests The Preservation Hall Horns and performances by the Roots of Music and ChaWa Indians.