The 2008 Tour Begins Monday

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kick of the 2008 “The Year of Still Here” tour tonight at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX. Jimmy and the band have been rehearsing several songs for the show in Austin TX. A new song that originally was going to be on the album “Take The Weather With You” and will be played sometime during the first couple of shows of the new tour.

Listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville or SIRIUS Satellite Radio 31 and help us out with the Set List.

Buffett to Perform at the Newport Folk Festival

The Boston Globe reports that Jimmy Buffett will be performing at this year’s Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park on Sunday August 3rd: “New folks at Newport rock festival’s traditions

Gillian Welch says: “Performers are very aware of the legacy, and I can envision the legacy at Newport having the same effect. I know that Jimmy Buffett will have at least one folk song in his set because he just cut one of mine on his last album.”

Indeed, Buffett – whose “Margaritaville” is a staple at arenas and tailgate parties – is considering playing a stripped-down set with just two acoustic guitars at his Newport debut. “I threatened to do Newport before I was gone, and I seriously want to honor the heritage of the festival,” Buffett says. “I came up as a folk singer. I’ve always loved the idea of being a balladeer. You know, I might do Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Canadian Railroad Trilogy.’ I am not going to do a Parrothead show.”

Single day tickets for the Sunday August 3rd show go on sale on Wednesday, April 23rd at 9:00 AM. To purchase tickets on April 23rd, visit Festival Network

(thanks to The Five O’clock Parrott for passing that along to us)