Fred Neil Dies of Natural Causes

Singer Fred Neil died July 7th on Summerland Key. The NY Times has an article “Fred Neil, Folk Singer and Composer, Dies at 64

Jimmy Buffett said this quote about Fred in reference to the song “Lucky Stars”: “I learned about Fred Neil from Jerry Jeff (Walker). Steve Huntington (of Radio Margaritaville) had just given me the CD compilation of all of Fred’s stuff. I had it in my car for a month before we recorded and I guess I just slipped into the wonderful and infectious style. This is for Fred and Jerry Jeff”

Jimmy covers Phish on tribute album. Sound clip and info her

Jimmy has a track on a new Phish tribute album, out on July 17th. “Sharin’ in the Groove” comes from the Mockingbird Foundation, and raises funds for youth music programs. Jimmy is a Phish fan who joined them on stage at a 1995 Florida show. For the album he delivers a spirited take on “Gumbo”, the only Phish song with lyrics about a parrot. The 2-CD set also features The Wailers, Hot Tuna, Dave Matthews, Arlo Guthrie and many more, and is now available for preorder for $12.

More information on the album and to pre-order it visit:

The Sound clip is available at:

Bringing Parrot Head Paradise To Pittsburgh!

The (Pittsburgh) Market Square Association, in conjunction with INPGH Weekly, and the Pittsburgh Parrot Heads, Steel City Fins, are pleased to announce the Market Square Island Fest, “Bringing Paradise To Pittsburgh!”! Friday, July 20th, 6:00 P.M. To 11:00 P.M. Featuring John McDonald And The Mango Men, The Flow Band, and Fins To The Left!

For more information, please e-mail Patty Kaley, President, Steel City Fins, at

Most Popular Online Listening

From Randall Chmelar:

Charles Schwab Alerts reports: Internet-only radio stations Webcast more hours of programing in June than in May, while terrestrial stations’ online listening decreased, according to MeasureCast of Portland, Ore. Three Internet-only broadcasters —,, and Hot 100, operated by — ranked as most popular for online listening, MeasureCast analysts reported. Internet-only stations claimed 26 of the top 50 spots and eight of the top 10. The Webcasters streamed 3 million hours of material during the month, fully a 19% increase from May’s level. Traditional broadcasters streamed 788,000 hours, off 1.8% from the previous month.