From Dave: The Chicago Sun Times has a good article and interview with Jimmy “The ‘Carnival’ goes on for Parrotheads’ king”.
Some interesting comments by Jimmy:
There is already talk of bringing the show to the States. ”I’d like the show to have an open-ended run and stay here,” Buffett said. ”My real idea is that I’d like to do a mail-boat version of it and take it to the islands–build a box-size theater and put it on a boat. Its been wonderfully received by local [Bahamaian] people [in previews]. I’d probably tour this. Our [Coral Reefer Band] tour dates continue to shrivel up as we pull back.”
Expect Buffett to play more new songs Saturday. He just finished collaborating with two young musicians from St. Bart’s on a ballad about the hotel that he owned, which will appear on his upcoming album ”Far Side of the World.” ”Our hotel was the wildest place on the island,” he said. ”It burned to the ground in ’91. There was a fire in the disco, where of course, it would be.” Buffett has also hired New Orleans guitarist Sonny Landreth to play on the new record. ”I saw Sonny at [this year’s New Orleans] jazz fest,”
Buffett won’t tour for the rest of the summer. He’s taking the summer off for the first time in 28 years. He’ll return to the road in the fall. ”I’m going to Europe with my kids and boat around Europe,” he said. ”But my real dream is to arrive in Chicago and have the Cubs still be above .500.”