A Coral Reefer Christmas

November 18th, 2010

Raised on the sounds of the steel drum on the island of Trinidad, Robert Greenidge has become one of the pre-eminent pan players in the world. Also, a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, Robert joins his bandmates, Roger Guth (Drums), Jim Mayer (Bass), Michael Utley (Keyboards), Peter Mayer (Guitar), Ralph MacDonald (Percussion) and Mac McAnally (Guitar, Mandolin and Keyboard) to deliver the ultimate Island-flavored Christmas!

Jimmy Buffett and fellow Coral Reefer’s Nadirah Shakoor, Tina Gullickson, Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer and Mac McAnally also lend their vocal talents offering a unique version of the classic “Winter Wonderland!”

Get it at Amazon.com for only $8.97.

Track List:

  1. O Come All Ye Faithful / O Little Town of Bethlehem / The Little Drummer Boy
  2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  3. Winter Wonderland (featuring vocals by Jimmy Buffett)
  4. Angels We Have Heard On High / Carol Of Bells
  5. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  6. O Christmas Tree
  7. O Holy Night
  8. Silent Night
  9. Joy To the World / We Wish You A Merry Christmas

You can preview the tracks at Amazon.

Tagged in Albums, Coral Reefers

Buffett Caption Contest

November 16th, 2010

The tour has ended and the Jimmy Buffett news is slow, so let’s do another Caption Contest.

Take a look at the picture below and make up your own funny, creative caption for it:

(Hint: that’s Warren Buffett on the right. The image is from an article on whether he and Jimmy are related)

Post your caption in the comments section of this post.

After a few days we’ll take some of the best captions and put them in a poll for everyone to vote on their favorite.

Caption away!

Tagged in Caption Contest

Sail on Jay…

November 12th, 2010

The Buffett World community, and parrothead community as a whole, lost a dear friend this week. Long-time forum member Jay Stevens (username: 1more) lost a short battle with cancer Sunday night at the age of 46.

Jay never met a stranger. He always had a smile and a handshake for people he didn’t know as well as those he did. If you met Jay once you were a friend for life. His sense of humor was unmatched, and he never missed an opportunity to poke fun at himself. Jay loved his Redskins and Braves and was always trying to bring new people into the parrothead world. But above all he was a devoted husband to Amy (username: Tallship), whom he loved more than life itself.

A celebration of Jay’s life will be held this weekend and many of those attending will be in their Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, and flip flops, just as Jay would have wanted.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to Amy. And to Jay… sail on…

Tagged in Parrotheads

Mac McAnally Wins CMA Musician of the Year Again

November 10th, 2010

The Country Music Association (CMA) held their 44th annual awards show on Wednesday night and Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally won Musician of the Year for the third straight year. The award was doled out before the show.

Mac beat out Paul Frankin, Dann Huff, Brent Mason, and Randy Scruggs for the honor.

In an interview last month, Mac described how humbled he was to win the award twice and be nominated again:

“I know we’ve had this conversation before, but I was flattered and felt unworthy to be nominated the first time and now I’ve won two,” McAnally said.

“Once again, I’m awfully grateful to be thought about in any positive light by my peers,” McAnally said.

“Playing music is my favorite thing to do,” he said. “It’s certainly not a bad thing to get called to do some more.”

Congrats Mac!

Tagged in Awards, Coral Reefers

Nashville Margaritaville Opening in Two Weeks

November 9th, 2010

The latest Margaritaville Cafe will open its door on Monday, November 22nd in downtown Nashville.

The $10 million restaurant, located at 322 Broadway, will open at 11 am for lunch after a 10 am ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring project principals and local community leaders.

“Buffett wants to make music a big part of the venue here, and the café is going to appeal to the young crowd, locals and visitors to our city,” said Mark Bloom, a principle in the project. “Besides the food and special drinks synonymous with Margaritaville, the music will be a special attraction.”

At street level there will be a restaurant, bar and three live-music stages. The second floor will house another bar, additional restaurant seating, and a “small concert hall with state-of-the-art lighting and sound system,” Bloom said.

Total seating capacity is 350, with about 200 in the concert hall upstairs.

Live music will be featured daily. The café will be open from 11 a.m.-3 a.m. seven days a week, Bloom said, and the entertainment will include “a nightly showcase of newcomers.”

Jimmy Buffett always plays a show at newly-opened Margaritavilles, but it can be as much as two months after it opens and is often times a surprise.

Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes