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Billboard Interviews Buffett on Returning to Live Shows

May 12th, 2021


On the eve of the first live shows in 14 months for Jimmy Buffett, Billboard has an interview with him where he discusses returning to performing and his approaching 75 years of age: “Jimmy Buffett On Getting Back to Playing Live: A Pirate Looks at 75”

Jimmy also reveals that he’s working on a “rock ‘n roll” book and has written five songs so far for his next album:

It’s based on when we went to Montserrat and did the [1979] Volcano album. I’m making it fictitious, but it’s based on that whole episode, which you can’t believe the s–t that happened. I still can’t. There are so many stories and I file them away. It’s a funny book, but it’s a real rock ‘n roll book. It’s not a miserable experience, let’s just say.

I kept writing some songs, and so instead of some 75th anniversary thing — I don’t want to do that — I’d rather put another album out. I’ve got five songs now. I like what I’m doing. It’s a little more kind of down island — authentic Creole and Trinidadian and Calypso kind of influences are in it.

Read the full interview at Billboard.com.


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