Article on the Mayer Brothers and Roger Guth

STL Today has an article on Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer and Roger Guth: “Former St. Louisan backs up Jimmy Buffett, keeps own career going

“We walked out on stage for the first time, and it looked like a Fellini casting call,” says former St. Louisan Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band since 1989. “I mean, it was strange costumes. You had lawyers in parrot outfits and doctors with shark fins on their heads. And of course, we were dressed in kind of late ’80s, early ’90s garb from the Thompson Twins to Peter Gabriel.”

“We” refers to Mayer and the Coral Reefer rhythm section: fellow former St. Louisans Jim Mayer (bass) and Roger Guth (drums). Jim, Peter Mayer’s brother, reports on Buffett’s margaritaville.com website that he almost couldn’t play that first show in San Diego because he was laughing so hard at “a giant conga line wearing enough grass skirts to cover the set of South Pacific.”

The three will be back with the rest of the Coral Reefer Band on Thursday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, when Buffett appears here for the first time in eight years on the aptly named “Year of Still Here” tour. St. Louis is the second stop on the tour.

For the Mayer brothers and Guth, who were a Warner Bros. recording act called PM, the Parrothead phenomenon was a surprise even after they were first hired to play on Buffett’s 1989 album, “Off to See the Lizard.”

”We knew who Jimmy Buffett was, but we had no idea how popular he was or what kind of crowd came to the shows,” Peter Mayer said by phone a couple of weeks ago before appearing with his band at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room. ”And he had actually instructed his crew not to tell us what was going on.”

Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars”

Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane appeared on Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education”. The event took place at the Beacon Theater in New York City on April 13th.

Jon Stewart asked people to stand up and donate $50,000. Jane Buffett (seated next to Jimmy) stood up and donated $50,000 to Autism education.

More information on the charity event is availabe at Comedy Central along with some Photos

(thanks to trojan_sixtyone and LsuPH for posting the information)

Cheeseburger Chain for Sale

From the St. Petersburg Times: “OSI seeks buyers for Roy’s, Cheeseburger in Paradise

OSI Restaurant Partners, the Tampa-based owner of the Outback Steakhouse chain, which sold most of its stake in the Lee Roy Selmon’s barbecue chain last year, is looking to sell two more brands: Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Roy’s.

Cheeseburger in Paradise
Founded in 2002 by OSI Restaurant Partners in collaboration with singer Jimmy Buffett, the Key West-inspired chain features live music and has 39 locations across 18 states.

Miss Lucy Buffett on Radio Jimmydreamz

DJ Jeff Allen talks with special guest Miss Lucy Buffett about her cookbook Crazy Sista Cooking, her restaurant Lulu’s, upcoming appearances and book signings, and even offers a little bit of dirt about her big brother. This is one not to be missed, folks!

The interview airs on Monday April 7, at 8:00 PM EST
Replays Thursday 9:00 AM EST, Friday 3:00 PM EST, and Sunday Midnight.

Listen to the interview on Radiojimmydreamz.com