Scenes You Know By Heart – DVD

From Margaritaville.com: Jimmy Buffett is releasing a very special new music video DVD, “Scenes You Know By Heart,” on June 3, 2008. Pre-order today at Mailboat Records!

Jimmy’s CD,” Songs You Know By Heart,” came out in 1985, and has sold over six million copies. Jimmy chose the best live performances of those songs from his concerts all over the world for this unique DVD. Says Jimmy, “If you think about it, looking at the show on video is really the only way I get to see what you see. I have spent many enjoyable hours watching you and us have fun and have put together these scenes you know by heart.” Visit Mailboat Records for more information and a list of songs included on this special DVD.

Freddy and the Fishsticks on Sale Friday 4/25

From Margaritaville.com: Freddy & the Fishsticks live at the Margaritaville Cafe of New Orleans benefitting BORN (Better Opportunities Right Now) and NOAAHH(New Orleans Artists Against Hunger & Homelessness).

Freddy and the Fishsticks (along with special guests!), will make a rare appearance for a benefit concert at the Margaritaville Cafe’ of New Orleans on Thursday, May 1st. Doors open at 8pm, and the concert starts at 8:30pm. This is a 21+ show, and while there will be no food available, all your favorite boat drinks and frosty beverages will be served.

A very limited number of tickets for this special benefit concert are $200 each, and go on sale Friday, April 25th at 10am Central Time. To purchase, visit Blacktie-Louisiana.com. Maximum purchase is 4 tickets per person.

Margaritaville Cafe’ of New Orleans
1104 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

(Thanks to catsway for posting the info under ‘Tour Dates and Rumors’!)

Buffett’s Year of Still Here begins in Houston

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked off the 2008 “The Year of Still Here” tour last night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX.

Jimmy began the show with the song “Homemade Music” (from the album “Hot Water” released back in 1988). The show included the world debut of a new song called “We’re Still Here”. Jimmy also performed the song “Gulf Coast Highway” for the first time since 1992 with Evangeline (thanks to Bryan for the correction).

The Set List from the show along with comments from those who listened are now available.

Some of the highlights from the show included:

“Homemade Music” (last played 6/30/89 Auburn Hills, MI)
“Mexico” (last played 10/27/05 Portland, OR)
“Miss You So Badly” (last played 11/20/99 East Hampton, NY)
“Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”
“We’re Still Here” (World Debut)
“Gulf Coast Highway” (last performed in 1992 with Evangeline)
“Makin Music For Money” ~ with Nadirah (last played 8/25/1995 Great Woods)
“Far Side of the World” (last played 5/20/2004 Minneapolis MN)

If you went to the show and have some photos from the concert, please post them in the Photo Gallery or email them to info@buffettnews.com

Buffett Appears on Sonny Landreth’s New Album

Sonny Landreth’s new album “From the Reach” will be released on May 20, 2008. Jimmy Buffett appears on one track called “Howlin’ Moon”. The new album is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com

From GuitarJam:

In addition to his fan favorites, Sonny performed several songs from his eagerly-awaited CD, From the Reach, which is scheduled for release on May 20. “Blue Tarp Blues”, “Storm of Worry”, “Howlin Moon”, “When I Still Had You”, and “Ubresso” offer tangible evidence that the new CD will be amazing. On the CD, Sonny is joined by a litany of Landreth friends and music greats such as Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Vince Gill, Nadirah Shakoor, and Jimmy Buffett.

From Modern Guitars Magazine:

In one of two delightful changes of pace to the album’s six-string focus, Dr. John brings the requisite gris-gris to “Howlin’ Moon” with his trademark rollicking piano and harmonies, and he’s joined on the track by Jimmy Buffett. “Although the idea of the record was playing with my guitar heroes, I wanted to open to the unexpected as well,” Landreth explains. “I’d written ‘Howlin’ Moon’ a long time ago and I’d always had Dr. John in mind for it. Then we took it a step further with Jimmy’s vocal and the vibe was perfect.”

Sonny Landreth is scheduled to perform at the following Jimmy Buffett shows:
4/21/2008 – The Woodlands, TX
6/07/2008 – Raleigh, NC
6/14/2008 – Philadelphia, PA

Article on the Mayer Brothers and Roger Guth

STL Today has an article on Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer and Roger Guth: “Former St. Louisan backs up Jimmy Buffett, keeps own career going

“We walked out on stage for the first time, and it looked like a Fellini casting call,” says former St. Louisan Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band since 1989. “I mean, it was strange costumes. You had lawyers in parrot outfits and doctors with shark fins on their heads. And of course, we were dressed in kind of late ’80s, early ’90s garb from the Thompson Twins to Peter Gabriel.”

“We” refers to Mayer and the Coral Reefer rhythm section: fellow former St. Louisans Jim Mayer (bass) and Roger Guth (drums). Jim, Peter Mayer’s brother, reports on Buffett’s margaritaville.com website that he almost couldn’t play that first show in San Diego because he was laughing so hard at “a giant conga line wearing enough grass skirts to cover the set of South Pacific.”

The three will be back with the rest of the Coral Reefer Band on Thursday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, when Buffett appears here for the first time in eight years on the aptly named “Year of Still Here” tour. St. Louis is the second stop on the tour.

For the Mayer brothers and Guth, who were a Warner Bros. recording act called PM, the Parrothead phenomenon was a surprise even after they were first hired to play on Buffett’s 1989 album, “Off to See the Lizard.”

”We knew who Jimmy Buffett was, but we had no idea how popular he was or what kind of crowd came to the shows,” Peter Mayer said by phone a couple of weeks ago before appearing with his band at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room. ”And he had actually instructed his crew not to tell us what was going on.”