From today’s Boston Herald: “Buffett and the Dogs had ’em howling on Nantucket” by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
It wasn’t Margaritaville but it was Jimmy Buffett wailing away with the house band at The Chicken Box on Nantucket the other night in an impromptu concert that had the island Parrothead populace flying high.
“The place was just jammin’ and it was quite a show,” said islander Roy Flanders who was lucky enough to be in da house when Jimmy showed up. “It was fun for everybody and he was having more fun than anybody.”
Well, Chicken on Nantucket beats a Cheeseburger In Paradise any day, right?
According to our barfly spies, Jimmy – who flew to the island just as soon as he returned from France Tuesday – called the manager of the Chicken Box and asked if he could come in and jam with the house band, Ecliff & the Swing Dogs.
Well, what was he going to say, no?
“Jimmy met the band at a wedding in Italy in June and he’s sort of adopted them,” said Flanders, whose S. O. plays with the Swing Dogs. “I guess they’re the Nantucket version of the Coral Reefer Band.”
Buffett and the Dogs got down with Van Morrison’s “Brown-Eyed Girl,” `You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” by the Stones, Jimmy’s own “Margaritaville,” and then, Buffett dedicated one to Sen. Jesse Helms, who announced he’s planning his own Changes In Latitude, Changes In Attitude – “Why Don’t We Get Drunk And (Bleep).”
“They played until 2 a.m.,” Flanders said. “The only way he could get people to leave was to tell them he was going out to the parking lot to sign autographs. And he did for about 45 minutes. It was a gas.”
And that’s today’s tale of Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads