Jimmy put on a great show at his friends bar in St. Barts called Baz Bar for the New Years Eve 2015 celebration. He played Brown Eyed Girl, and Margaritaville for the final encore.
From GulfLive: “Jimmy Buffett returns home, enjoys lunch at Scranton’s in Pascagoula”
Jimmy Buffett made his own Pascagoula Run Monday morning. The Pascagoula native was in New Orleans over the weekend, and rented a car with longtime friend Franz Hanning and drove from the Big Easy down highway 90 and into Jackson County and had lunch at Scranton’s in Pascagoula. Hanning is also a Pascaoula native and is the brother-in-law of Scranton’s co-owner Jack Pickett.
“I got a call about 10 Sunday night that they might be coming,” Richard Chenoweth, also a Scranton’s co-owner, said. “They were supposed to be there at 11, and I didn’t tell anyone but my daughter Amy (the manager of Scranton’s) and I didn’t tell her until right around 11. They walked in about 10 minutes later.”
Anders Osborne typically invites special guests to join him for his annual Holiday Spectacular concerts at Tipitina’s. On Saturday (Dec. 6), the second night of this year’s Spectacular, those guests included a surprise sit-in by Jimmy Buffett.
During the sold-out show’s first set, Buffett joined Osborne, Dave and Tommy Malone, and Osborne’s all-star band for the New Orleans standard “Iko Iko.” Buffett took a seat onstage alongside the others to strum an acoustic guitar and sing.
He’d spent the first part of the evening watching the show from his perch atop an equipment case at the side of the stage. He was non-committal when photographer Erika Goldring asked him if he planned to get up onstage. “He said, ‘Aw, I don’t know. I just came here to watch.’ He thought they were going to be singing Christmas songs.”
From the Miami Herald blog: Florida music icon Jimmy Buffett plans to hold an Oct. 29 get-out-the-vote rally for Democrat Gwen Graham in her effort to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland.
Buffett is set to perform “a short acoustic set with his friend Mac McAnally” and tout Graham’s candidacy, according to a press release. More details are forthcoming about the time, location and ticket availability.
From the free media exposure to voter mobilization to fundraising, Buffett’s appearance for Graham is the type of star-power help most candidates dream about. Polling indicates the race between her and Southerland is tight in Congressional District 2, which stretches from the Tallahassee area to Panama City.
The “Margaritaville” singer has been friends with the Graham family for decades. Buffett founded the Save the Manatees advocacy group in 1981 with then-Gov. Bob Graham, the candidate’s father.
Last month, Buffett was spotted in Tallahassee dining at the Governor’s Club in Tallahassee with lobbyists Jeff Sharkey and Taylor Patrick Biehl. They represent Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings.
Tune in alert: Jimmy is the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night! Jimmy Fallon takes his show on the road to Orlando in this week! Tune in Tuesday, June 17th to watch Jimmy Buffett’s interview, and performance!
From BroadwayWorld: NBC announced today that “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will embark on its first road trip and tape four nights of shows, Monday, June 16 – Thursday, June 19 (11:35pm ET on NBC) from Universal Orlando Resort. The visit is timed to celebrate the resort’s newest themed experience, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley.
Guests for the special telecasts include:
Monday, June 16: Jennifer Lopez, Keenen Ivory Wayans and a performance by Jennifer Lopez.
Tuesday, June 17: Kevin Hart, Jimmy Buffett and a performance by Jimmy Buffett.
Wednesday, June 18: Tracy Morgan and a performance by Fun.
Thursday, June 19: Pitbull and a performance by Pitbull.
Additonal guests will be announced in the coming week
Allen Toussaint played songs spanning over half a century on New Orleans Jazz Fest’s Acura Stage Saturday afternoon. The hit parade was an autobiography in song, but like the career Toussaint’s set surveyed, the show wasn’t all about him.
Soon after Toussaint called Jimmy Buffett to the stage to sing lead on two songs: “Fortune Teller” (you may know Benny Spellman’s version, or perhaps Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s) and “Wave Bye Bye,” the tender Jesse Winchester ballad that moved the dense early-day crowd (many obviously homesteading for Bruce Springsteen, who plays the same stage later) to sway in unison.
From NOLA.com (The Times-Picayune): Jimmy Buffett went on a gumbo quest Friday at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest
Jimmy Buffett isn’t on the schedule of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest. But he made an anonymous appearance at the Fair Grounds on the afternoon of Friday (May 2), anyway. And he was a man on a mission.
After parking his golf cart on the dirt track behind the Jazz & Heritage Stage, Buffett and a friend made a beeline for Food Area II. Once there, he walked right up to the Prejean’s Restaurant booth and ordered two cups of pheasant, quail and Andouille sausage gumbo.
His culinary choice shouldn’t come as a surprise: Buffett’s 1999 album “Beach House on the Moon” contained a song called, “I Will Play for Gumbo.”
And he could certainly afford the $7 price tag: When he performed at Jazz Fest in 2011, he was paid a cool $555,000.
His affection for New Orleans in general and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival specifically is well-documented. He performs every few years with his Coral Reefer Band. In 2012, he played an acoustic set as a last-minute fill-in for an ailing Eddie Vedder.