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Buffett Interviewed on WLNG and Debuts New Song

July 10th, 2023

Jimmy Buffett dropped into the WLNG studios in Sag Harbor, New York on Sunday for an interview with Jessica Ambrose and Bill Evans.

More information available at danspapers.com: “Jimmy Buffett Debuts New Song ‘My Gummy Just Kicked In’ on WLNG Radio”

“He wanted to revel in the radio days gone by and selected WLNG as the place to do this — what an honor!” the radio station shared in an email on Sunday. “It was amazing having him waltz in on a Sunday a.m. — shaking everyone’s hands and complimenting the DJs,” they added on Monday, recalling the visit.

Buffett dropped by Broadcast House in Sag Harbor and joined on air DJs at 11 a.m. for a 45-minute interview on a very special edition of WLNG’s “Lunch on the Deck” with Bill Evans and Jessica Ambrose.

Jimmy said, “I wanted to drop the song like we used to, and knew that WLNG, my hometown station would be one of the few places with live DJs on a Sunday morning in July!”

Fans can find Jimmy Buffet’s new song, “My Gummy Just Kicked In” and give it a listen soon! It will be officially released as a single in a few weeks, and will later be included on his next album.

Read more here.

Buffett revealed in the interview that the inspiration for the song was from Paul McCartney’s wife Nancy and that Paul plays bass on the track.

Watch the interview at WLNG’s Facebook page.

Tagged in Albums, Interviews, Singles

Jimmy Interviewed on CBS This Morning

June 10th, 2021

Jimmy Buffett joined “CBS This Morning” Thursday morning to discuss his adventurous career, getting back on the road this summer and his new hotel opening in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.

Watch the interview here.

Tagged in Interviews, Television

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.

Tagged in Albums, Books, Interviews, Touring

Buffett Interviewed Ahead of Australia Tour Stop

April 11th, 2017

Jimmy Buffett has been making his way southwest through the Pacific Islands, making stops in Hawaii, Fiji, and Norfolk Island (see pics on his Instagram feed) enroute to Australia where he’ll perform at the Byron Bay Bluesfest on Friday.

News Corp Australia Network interviewed Buffett: “Jimmy Buffett hopes to not fall off stage and stay away from sharks on his return gig to Australia”

FAMED American singer Jimmy Buffett hopes to share a margarita with the Sydney trauma doctor who “probably saved my life” when he returns to Australia to perform at Bluesfest.

The Margaritaville star walked off the stage towards the end of his Hordern Pavilion concert on Australia Day in 2011 — at the tailend of his first Australian tour in more than two decades — and sustained a head injury.

St Vincent’s Hospital head of emergency Professor Gordian Fulde was enjoying the concert from the front row and leapt over the barricades to treat the performer.

Buffett hopes the doctor will join the rest of his legion of Parrothead fans at his one-off concert at the Byron Bay festival on Friday.

“Hopefully I am going to get him up to Byron. That fall off the stage is a memory burned into whatever part of my brain I fell on,” Buffett said ahead of his Australian visit.

“I remember coming to with Gordian over me and telling me I had fallen but to stay with him and keep looking him in the eye.

“He was in the front row … who else gets the head of trauma surgery on Australia Day sitting in their front row?
“I am sure they probably saved my life.”

Read more at news.com.au.

Tagged in International, Interviews

Buffett Performs on The Today Show

July 29th, 2016

Jimmy Buffett played to a wet crowd on Friday morning on The Today Show in New York City. He played four songs: “Margaritaville,” “Volcano,” “Summerzcool,” and “Grapefruit Juicy Fruit.”

Buffett also sat down for a short interview where he discussed the upcoming musical, the tour, and that his infrequently recurring character pilot Frank Bama on Hawaii Five-0 may go out in a blaze of glory in the upcoming final season of the television show.


Tagged in Interviews, Television, Videos