Buffett performs in Toronto

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor High Tide Tour” continued last night at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto Canada. The set list from the show is now available.

Buffett performs in Montreal

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor High Tide Tour” continued on Wednesday night at the MTelus in Montreal. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “Nothing But A Breeze”, “Rhumba Man”, “He Went To Paris”, “Frenchman For The Night”, “Autour Du Rocher”, and “L’air De La Louisiane”.

Caroline Jones’ new song Gulf Coast Girl features Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney

From USA Today: “Caroline Jones teams with Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney for a must-hear summer jam

Just in time in for Independence Day, Jones debuted “Gulf Coast Girl,” a salty summer swell featuring The Pelicanaires — a jaunty cavalry comprised of Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Lukas Nelson and Mac McAnally. 

The song, co-written by Buffett and McAnally, is accompanied by a music video capturing the kick-up-your-feet-and-relax spirit Jones and company deliver on the new song. 

Backed by a subtle harmonica and relaxed guitar, Jones walks listeners through what makes a “Gulf Coast Girl.” 

She sings in the chorus: “‘Cause I’m a Gulf Coast girl, partial to the warm winds and salty water/ Gulf Coast girl, I got a little mermaid in me.” 

“I hope the song makes people feel free, breezy, lighthearted and connected to the places that are close to their heart and history,” Jones said.  

In writing “Gulf Coast Girl,” Buffett told the Tennessean that he and McAnally focused on the Gulf Coast lifestyle to “come up with a ‘feel good’ song that would do the same on beaches and lakes thousands of miles away from the beach I grew up on.”

Turn it up, sit back and let the breeze roll in. 

Buffett performs at Block Island Race Week

From BlockIslandRaceWeek.com: Legendary musician Jimmy Buffett made a surprise appearance at the final awards party for Block Island Race Week, presented by Margaritaville.

Buffett took the stage to address the huge gathering of sailors enjoying Margaritaville margaritas and LandShark lager and expressed total enthusiasm for the regatta his lifestyle company sponsored this year. 

“I think Margaritaville is Block Island right now,” said Buffett, who performed an impromptu concert to cap off Margaritaville Race Day. “I always thought it would be kind of cool to have a regatta that was part of Margaritaville. Thank you Block Island for being the very first one.”

Buffett, performing solo, then launched into renditions of ‘Son of a Sailor’, ‘Margaritaville’ and ‘Five O’Clock Somewhere’ to the delight of the massive crowd jammed into the big top tent.

Several hours earlier, long before Buffett arrived on the island, Kevin McNeil sat on a bench at Payne’s Dock drinking a Mudslide from Mahogany Shoals. The Annapolis skipper was the very picture of exhaustion, relief and satisfaction all rolled into one. 

McNeil and his team aboard Seabiscuit had just captured an incredibly competitive class by winning the eighth and final start at Block Island Race Week, presented by Margaritaville. HeadFirst3, a Canadian entry skippered by Peter Toombs, had given Seabiscuit all it could handle in PHRF 2.