Videos from the Honolulu Shows

Some videos from Buffett’s recent shows at the Waikiki Shell and at his new restaurant Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber are now available on Youtube

2/26/09 – “Brown Eyed Girl” – private show at the Beachcomber

2/26/09 – Jake Shimabukuro & Jimmy Buffett Band in Waikiki

2/28/09 – “Duke’s on Sunday” at the Waikiki Shell

2/28/09 – “One Particular Harbor” at the Waikiki Shell

Alpine Valley Video

A blog by David Hoekstra of the Chicago Sun Times has some clips from the Alpine Valley show on Saturday: Jimmy Buffett Alpine Video

Some highlights from David’s article:

My favorite sight? The group of middle-aged housewives from Sugar Grove, Ill. called “Steel Crazy.” [www.steelcrazyband.com] They actually set up about 10 steel drums under a tent in the parking lot and played beautiful Buffett songs like “One Particular Harbor” and “A Pirate Looks at 40.”

The concert itself was remarkable. Buffett’s fine band was as tight as usual and on stage shennaigans were kept to a minimum. The nice surprise for hard core Buffett fans was the return of blues harmonica player Greg “Fingers” Taylor to the fold. Taylor’s searching riffs are to Buffett what Mickey Raphael’s harp is to Willie Nelson.

Buffett told me that during this years New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival he was out with Quint Davis of the Jazz Fest and some folks from the edgy Cajun/Southern restaurant Cochon when they stumbled across a hard driving Mississippi-based act “The Juke Joint Duo.” Turned out they were drummer Cedric Burnside, the grandson of electric Mississippi blues great R.L. Burnside and his guitar slinging partner in crime Lightin’ Malcom.
Cedric Burnside, who appeared in the film “Black Snake Moan” with Samuel L. Jackson is a fierce spot-on drummer who guided the band through “Hey, Bo Diddley,” a tribute to another one of Mississppi’s favorite sons. The center stage summit between Malcom, Buffett’s guitarist Mac McAnally, Taylor and Buffett was sparked by improvisational energy. They tore the roof off the place—well, if Alpine had a roof.

Detroit and MSG Videos

Adam Graham, Pop Music Writer at The Detroit News has a video that was made by videographer, David Coates of the Tuesday’s show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit. It really captures the heart and spirit of the Buffett experience. Watch the Video here

MSG’s Alex Iglesias and the FanCam get loose with “Parrot-Head Nation” at Jimmy Buffett’s recent concert at Madison Square Garden. Pass the salt shaker … Watch the Video here