Buffett records a video in Annapolis

From the Baltimore Sun: “Jimmy Buffett brings his Margaritaville style to Annapolis with performance atop Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

After drawing attention for his love of a crab bisque from a Cecil County restaurant Monday, Jimmy Buffett was spotted at another Chesapeake locale Friday morning in Annapolis.

Buffett performed two songs at Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse early Friday morning for a new music video series following the singer on his voyage from Long Island, New York, to the Bahamas.

Buffett, a sailor and lighthouse enthusiast, is anchoring at various seaside sights along the way since the pandemic canceled most concerts.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is an iconic Annapolis sight that caught the “Margaritaville” singer’s eye. Plans to get Buffett and his crew out on the Chesapeake Bay for the perfect sunrise backdrop were hastily arranged Thursday night.

Buffett, 73, used the Naval Academy and Annapolis harbor as backdrops for video shoots the day before, swirling speculation on social media the island idol was in the port town. His not-so-subtle 42-foot seafoam catamaran powerboat indiscreetly named Last Mango, after his 14th studio album “Last Mango in Paris,” was discovered at the Annapolis Yacht Club.

In a video shot Thursday with drones over waters near the Naval Academy, Buffett’s other vessel Drifter was surrounded by smaller sailboats steered by midshipmen. Buffett has been spotted throughout the area this week with sightings of his vessel in the North Chesapeake on Monday.

Buffett is a fan of the Naval Academy, history and lighthouses, in particular, said Preservation Foreman John Potvin, driving Buffett’s decision to shoot at the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse as an ode to all things sailing.

Potvin and David Gendell, whose new book “Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon” publishes Monday, were asked to join the video team at the lighthouse, trading historical facts for front row seats to Buffett’s performance.

In the early morning light, Buffett played one song up in the gallery and another in the lighthouse’s parlor. The song selection is under wraps until the video debuts.

“It was incredible,” Potvin said. “He’s sung songs all over the seas for many years. That’s what it’s all about.”

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Buffett postpones Florida Shows until 2021

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band are rescheduling the following Florida concerts on the Slack Tide Tour From December 2020 to December 2021:

Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL – December 4, 2021
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL – December 7, 2021
Amway Center – Orlando, FL – December 11, 2021

Fans with tickets to the rescheduled dates are encouraged to hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates in 2021.

If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new date, you will be contacted directly via email with refund options for your show. For more details, please visit www.livenation.com/refund.

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Buffett stops by Maryland’s Chesapeake Inn

From WJZ Baltimore: “Margaritaville” singer Jimmy Buffett was spotted in Maryland over the weekend“.

According to Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina in Cecil County posted photos of the American singer-songwriter getting off his teal boat for a bite at the popular bayside eatery and bar.

The Chesapeake City restaurant posted, “We had the extreme honor of hosting the legend Jimmy Buffett and awesome crew at our location this weekend.”

According to onlookers, Buffett and the Mango crew played for the crowd and enjoyed some seafood.

Some of the local residents said they could hear the band playing over the weekend, but didn’t realize it was Buffett.

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Buffett Adds 30 Years Of Live Recordings To nugs.net

For more than 50 years, Jimmy Buffett has delivered legendary performances beloved by millions.  The music has spawned 30 albums, (including his 2020 release, Life On The Flip Side) 43 tours, a record label, a radio station, best-selling books, a global lifestyle company and of course, a legion of Parrotheads who flock to his live performances. In partnership with nugs.net, the leading platform for live concert streams, 30 years of Jimmy Buffett’s live performances will be made available for fans on-demand.  The first set of five shows from the archive will launch on the streaming service on Thursday, October 1st, in both audio and video formats.  Five additional shows will be added every Thursday throughout October. All audio will be available for download, as well as CD purchases.  Weekly live shows featured on Radio Margaritaville will also be added to the nugs.net platform, and archived video performances will be powered by nugs.tv.

Brad Serling, nugs.net Founder and CEO, adds, “Our focus has always been on delivering the live music experience direct to fans, and there are very few artists who deliver as colorful of a live show as the inimitable Jimmy Buffett.  We’ve been chasing this big fish for some time, and we’re delighted he’s landed on nugs.net.”

Coleman Sisson, GM of Radio Margaritaville added “Jimmy and I have been talking for years about the best way to allow fans the ability to enjoy past shows, on-demand, and all signs pointed towards nugs.net.  They’ve been doing this for years, and we’re excited to finally make the partnership a reality.”

Try it free for 30 days! Check it out & let us know what you think of the idea!http://nugs.net/live-jimmy-buffett* nugs.net, with 15,000+ shows from artists such as Bruce Springsteen. Dead & Company and beyond.

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John H. Cunningham’s new book: The Last Raft

John H. Cunningham, author of the popular island-hopping Buck Reilly adventure series, has a new novel out today sure to please historical fiction and political enthusiasts alike. Blending history, politics and the power of the human spirit, Cunningham’s latest novel, The Last Raft explores America’s perennially fraught relationship with immigration, and with Cuba – both of which have been exploited for political gain for decades, at the expense of the people from both nations.

Five desperate people flee Cuba aboard a homemade raft following the exodus of 100,000 countrymen. Their collective desperation is woven into a complicated, yet beautiful imbroglio of faith, dreams and desire that in the end will unite or destroy them all.

From a vengeful despot, to self-serving politicians, to everyday people willing to risk everything to start a new life, Cunningham’s characters blend compelling fictional and historical figures. They include:

Juan –Initiating the journey, he sells lies to convince the others to join him on the raft.

Senator Spinelli, who manipulates the emotions of Cuban American dreamers for self-enrichment and power.

Fidel Castro – A double-dealing despot who will stop at nothing to avenge the exodus.

President Winslow –who risks the pinnacle of success to change the future.

Terri Turner – the president’s shrewd Chief of Staff goes into the lion’s den to negotiate what nobody else has been able to do since the Cuban Revolution.

John H. Cunningham is the author of the bestselling, eight book, Buck Reilly adventure series, which includes Red Right Return, Green to Go, Crystal Blue, Second Chance Gold, Maroon Rising, Free Fall to Black, Silver Goodbye and White Knight. With a degree in International Relations from the University of Maryland, John writes stories showcasing many settings that he loves, including Key West, Cuba, Jamaica and multiple Caribbean locations. John splits his time between New York, Virginia and Key West.

The Last Raft is available on Amazon.

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